Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company at NGA
In honor of Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes, on Aug. 11 DTSBC performed the premiere of Revenant Elegy on the East Building mezzanine. The work, a visual and psychological exploration of “inner landscape,” was inspired by the hidden attitudes about youth and aging in George Balanchine’s Le Bal from the Ballet Russes’ final 1929 season. Artistic director Burgess is chair of the Department of Theater and Dance at George Washington University and a cultural envoy for the U.S. Department of State. His company has appeared at the United Nations, the White House and internationally.