Join renowned modern dance choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess as he shares how his multi-faceted background as a 4th generation Korean American inspires his creative process. Burgess will be interviewed about his dedication to telling APIA stories through dance, and his new memoir Chino and the Dance of the Butterfly. This insightful journey delves into an artist's process that is inspired by the intersection of varying cultural perspectives, stories, and experiences. Candid and intelligent, Burgess gives the opportunity to experience up close the passion for art and dance that has informed his life.
His acclaimed company will perform four excerpts from their repertoire. Burgess will sign copies of his memoir, also for sale, at the event.
"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