Saturday, June 16, 2018// 5:30 to 9:30 pm ET
Dana Tai Soon Burgess 25th Anniversary Reception and Performance

You are invited to a special reception and performance from the highly esteemed choreographer, dancer, cultural figure and UNM alumnus Dana Tai Soon Burgess. His award-winning dance company was founded in 1992, and is proud to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a special dance performance.

We are excited to host a reception prior to the performance in the Chinese Lounge inside the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Passes are $25 per person and include admission to the reception and performance. RSVP is required as space is limited.

5:30 to 7 p.m.: Reception in the Chinese Lounge
7:30 p.m.: Performance in the Terrace Theater

Performance Timing: Part One - 70 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 25 min.

About the performance

The company presents three new dances created at the National Portrait Gallery during Burgess's residency as the Smithsonian Institution's first official choreographer. The dances, I am Vertical, After 1001 Nights, and Confluence exemplify Burgess's sublime choreography which poetically delves into the emotional terrain of our shared humanity. Burgess has been called "not only a Washington prize but a national treasure" by the Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Sarah Kaufman.


For more information or changes to your RSVP, contact Victoria Beserra-Lujan, Events Planner, by email or by phone at 505-277-6040.

Location and Parking:

Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, Washington, D.C. 20566-001; 202-416-8016

Parking: Parking is available at the Kennedy Center. Parking garage hours are 6 a.m. to midnight daily. Hours subject to change on holidays. Complete information about directions and parking is online.


For questions or more information:

Alumni Relations Office
O: 505-277-5808
800-ALUM-UNM (258-6866)