Events


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Besides our annual soirée, Diplomats of Dance Society members are invited to other events in support of Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC), such as private rehearsals, happy hour events, back stage access and more. Past events include:


Cocktail hour following DTSBDC's Asian American performance-lecture series in Chinatown!
The Diplomats of Dance Society will host a cocktail hour at Asia Nine restaurant after DTSBDC performs excerpts from its critically acclaimed dances that highlight the Asian American Diaspora in the Mead Theatre Lab at CulturalDC's Flashpoint in DC's Chinatown. Each work is contextualized historically by Asian American scholars, who will be present each evening. Dates are Aug. 12-13 and 19-20 at 7pm as part of the free performance/lecture series


Private party: NoPa Restaurant and Bar
The Diplomats of Dance Society will host a post-performance champagne reception with Choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess and his dancers following the premiere of their newest dance creation at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Sunday, February 28th, 2016!


National Portrait Gallery's "Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze" Exhibition
The Diplomats of Dance Society have arranged a private, docent-led tour of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's new exhibition "Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze", which features among its familiar faces DC's very own mainstay choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess (in a portrait by CYJO). (July 11th, 2015)
Click here to see pictures from the afternoon and the talkback with Dana in the Courtyard Cafe!


The Kreeger Museum

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company is in residence at the Kreeger Museum in D.C. and is holding open rehearsals through March. We are organizing a special Diplomats of Dance Society group visit to the museum to watch the rehearsal-in-process and see Dana choreographing DTSBDC's new work "Picasso Dances", which is inspired by the museum's amazing Picasso collection...followed by a very special champagne toast!  (February 21st, 2015)
Click here to see pictures from a fun day of art, dance and snow


The Residence, Embassy of Peru
Ambassador Harold Forsyth and his wife María Verónica Sommer Mayer invite Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company members and supporters to their official residence for a reception in their honor. (November 19th, 2014)


The Korean Cultural Center - "Ancestry, Artistry, Choreography"
The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents “Ancestry, Artistry, Choreography,” a new exhibition that tells the story of the rise of Korean-American choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess to international prominence by tracing his cultural heritage and how it has influenced his acclaimed work, through historic memorabilia and photography of his company's 22-year history. The exhibition will run from November 7 - 30th, 2014 with a special reception for the dance company and supporters being held as well.   
Click here for pictures from the opening reception!


2014 Inaugural Fundraising Soirée at Sofitel Lafayette Square
Thank you to everyone who helped get Diplomats of Dance Society started and supported DTSBDC's tour to the Republic of Suriname! Thank you to our Co-Chairs Alan Cariaso and Deborah Rudolph, and also to Ambassador Mungra for attending, Sofitel for hosting us, and K Street Magazine and The Georgetowner for mentioning our first event!
Click here for pictures from our amazing inaugural soirée!