The Power of Creative Expression

Dean Ben Vinson with Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance Dana Tai Soon Burgess
November 13, 2014

Art is a powerful medium for the expression of ideas. It can inspire us, unite us, even move us to tears.

Few creators are more in tune with art as a mechanism for change than Dana Tai Soon Burgess, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance, cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department and a renowned choreographer that The Washington Post described as perhaps “the poet laureate of Washington dance.”  

In a video conversation with Columbian College Dean Ben Vinson, Burgess discussed his upcoming endeavors, art-as-diplomacy and the future of the arts at Columbian College.