On view in the gallery's 2nd floor cases is Artistry Portrayed, featuring photographs of "Margin," a dance performed by the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company, by Matailong Du, MA '17. The photographs by Mr. Du, a student in the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, artfully document the production of "Margin" at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in October 2016. As the National Portrait Gallery's first choreographer-in-residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess, a GW professor of dance, transformed six portraits from the Smithsonian Institution's exhibition The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today into dance. Mr. Du's captivating photographs portray the movement of the dancers in "Margin" and their interaction with artwork in the galleries during preparation for their performance.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website