Performances held at 6:30 p.m. on:
Monday, Feb. 3
Tuesday, Feb. 4
Monday, Feb. 24
Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and G streets N.W.
Dana Tai Soon Burgess, choreographer-in-residence, National Portrait Gallery
Jeffrey Watson, pianist
Millicent Scarlett, soprano
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (Feb. 3 performance)
Leslie Ureña, associate curator of photographs, National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery will debut a new performance by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company in tribute to famed contralto and civil rights icon Marian Anderson. On Feb. 3, 4 and 24, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company will bring Anderson’s legacy to the stage with “A Tribute to Marian Anderson” accompanied by pianist Jeffery Watson and soprano Millicent Scarlett. With a cast of five dancers and a set of solo, duet, trio and quartet dance-suites, the new work pays homage to Anderson’s voice and grace while underscoring the racial barriers she overcame.
Three performances will be held in the museum’s McEvoy Auditorium with pre-performance discussions by Leslie Ureña, curator of the National Portrait Gallery’s “One Life: Marian Anderson” exhibition. On Feb. 3, the Portrait Gallery will welcome Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton for remarks during the pre-performance discussion.
All performances and discussions are free and open to the public. Members of the public planning to attend can register online.
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