Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company presents “We choose to go to the moon”

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company presents “We choose to go to the moon”

You are invited to a performance of DTSBDC’s critically acclaimed We choose to go to the moon, a reference to a line in President John F. Kennedy’s 1962 speech that launched the Space Race. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” – President John F. Kennedy

We choose to go to the moon is an ode to a generation that realized a dream, and that still inspires our ideas about outer space today.

The score features nostalgic music from the 1950s and 1960s and interviews that convey various perspectives of the universe, from scientists and astronauts to cultural beliefs. The score also includes the voices of the late Bruce McCandless II, an Apollo Mission astronaut; Dr. Chryssa Kouveliotou, an astrophysicist who researches black holes, neutron stars, and gamma-ray bursts; the late Dr. Neil Gehrels, an experimental physicist working in astronomy; Dr. Jim Zimbelman, a National Air and Space Museum geologist who researches geo-logic mapping of Mars and Venus; and Mary Motah Weahkee, a Santa Fe-based medicine woman, anthropologist, and archeologist whose father was an electrician for the Apollo missions and whose childhood best friend Tamara Jernigan became an astronaut.

This is a unique opportunity to see this work. A post-performance conversation follows with founding artistic director Dana Tai Soon Burgess.

We choose to go to the moon will be performed March 7th at 6:30 pm at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Click here to purchase now.

We choose to go to the moon, DTSBDC Christin Arthur & Sidney Hampton, Photo credit Jeff Malet