Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company to Tour Cambodia with Support of U.S. Embassy and Sophiline Arts Ensemble

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company
Released on March 11, 2016

The acclaimed Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC), based in Washington, DC, will visit Cambodia from March 12-19, 2016, in a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and supported by Sophiline Arts Ensemble.

On Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m., DTSBDC and Sophiline Arts Ensemble will host a free public performance at Chaktomuk Conference Hall.  For information about tickets, call Sophiline Arts Ensemble at 077-945-015 or follow the U.S. Embassy Facebook page.  DTSBDC will also engage in a series of workshops with the Cambodian dance community in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

“The U.S. Embassy is delighted to sponsor this cultural tour, which brings together two extraordinary dance institutions – the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company from the United States and Sophiline Arts Ensemble from Cambodia,” says U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jay Raman.  “It’s always exciting to bring artists from different cultures together, and I am looking forward to seeing the results of this collaboration on March 18 at Chaktomuk Conference Hall.”

“Cultural exchanges help foster a better understanding of the world we live in and teach us about the many possibilities through which we can interpret the human experience,” says Sophiline Arts Ensemble Artistic Director Sophiline Cheam Shapiro.

DTSBDC creates and performs original modern dance choreographies that illuminate the multi-faceted American landscape.  DTSBDC’s repertory focuses on identity in the context of historical events and personal stories, bridging cultures and connecting shared human experiences.  DTSBDC regularly tours overseas and has performed in a large number of countries including Egypt, Israel, Korea, China, India, Germany, and Mexico.  To learn more about DTSBDC please visit www.dtsbdc.org.

For background information about Sophiline Arts Ensemble, visit their website.

Media that are interested in receiving further information or attending one of the events should contact John Shapiro of Sophiline Fine Arts by email at john@khmerarts.org or by cell phone at 017-938-992.