It’s a choreographer’s ideal gig. You’re not simply allowed to spend time in this spacious, gracious building filled with art and create whatever comes to you—you’ve been explicitly invited to do so. And when you finally perform, whatever you’ve conceived will be benignly viewed by audiences primed for something lovely. That’s how the museum residency thing works for dancers. Local choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess and his company have spent weeks hanging out at the Corcoran with Spencer Finch’s exhibit “My Business, With the Cloud.” With his cellophane confections representing clouds, Finch is strictly a postmodern type of artist, but the exhibit’s centerpiece was inspired by Washington’s distant history. So expect Civil War-era music juxtaposed with whimsical choreography—in other words, a perfect reflection of its creator’s no-strings, do-whatever-you-want assignment.
PERFORMANCES TAKE PLACE AT 11:30 A.M., 1 P.M., AND 2:30 P.M. AT THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, 500 17TH ST. NW. FREE WITH $10 ADMISSION. (202) 639-1700.