U.S. Dept. of State and Brooklyn Academy of Music to showcase DanceMotion USA
Washington, DC (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will rollout DanceMotion USA on Friday, January 22, from 2:30 p.m. â€“ 4:00 p.m. at The George Washington University (GWU) Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre (800 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.).
This new cultural exchange program will send three outstanding American dance companies â€“ Urban Bush Women; ODC/Dance; and Evidence, A Dance Company â€“ to South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa, respectively.
Hosted by Dana Tai Soon Burgess, Chair of the GWU Theatre and Dance Department and a distinguished alumnus of the State Department's Cultural Envoy program, this event will feature a sample of performances by each of the dance companies and a demonstration of their planned approaches for engaging international audiences while on tour. A question and answer session will follow with representatives from the dance companies, ECA, and BAM.