An Evening with Dana Tai Soon Burgess 2/23
Join renowned Korean American modern-dance choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess as he shares how his worldview and multifaceted background drives his creation. Wharton Club members & guests are invited!
Join renowned Korean American modern-dance choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess as he shares how his worldview and multifaceted background drives his creation. The memoir traces how his choreography is informed by his early years in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This insightful journey delves into an artist’s process that is inspired by varying cultural perspectives, stories, and experiences. Candid and intelligent, Burgess gives readers the opportunity to experience up close the passion for art and dance that has informed his life.
Burgess will be interviewed about his memoir and answer audience questions. Dancers from his acclaimed company will also perform excerpts from their repertoire.
Burgess will sign books before and after the program.
Copies of the book can be purchased at the event and at the following link: https://dtsbdc.org/chino-and-the-dance-of-the-butterfly/
“Burgess makes art with movement. His memoir illuminates how he has navigated his hyphenated world as a gay Asian American man and his metamorphosis as an artist. Finding strength in diversity, his artmaking brings multiculturalism, social justice, and equity to the forefront in the universal language of dance. His voice is honest, open, and important.”—George Takei
“Dana Tai Soon Burgess has written a memoir as intimate, delicate, and, ultimately, beautiful as the dances he creates. Anyone interested in how an artist develops should read this book.”—Michael M. Kaiser, president emeritus of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
“Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a spellbinding storyteller in words no less than movement. With this memoir, he entrances readers as he has so long entranced audiences, with scene after scene of an extraordinary and transformative life.”—Susan Choi, author of Trust Exercise: A Novel
- Wharton Club Members:
- Lifetime & President's Club Members: You may purchase tickets for yourself and up to 3 guests:
- Other Wharton Club members: May purchase ticket for yourself and one guest
- Tickets cost $45/person for you and your guests. They include a full luncheon (inclduing tax and tip and the program. We hope to have a Wharton Club table. Tickets must be paid for at time of purchase.