Dan Su (born in Kunming, China) is a multimedia artist producing dance, video, painting, and electronic music. Since 2017, she is working as a freelancer and taught dance improvisation in U.S. and Berlin. She choreographed “Roots”, “Ready to explode”, “I EYE I”, and “On an attempt of a chicken soup”, and has produced many short dance/music videos, and a series of one-minute experimental videos. In 2019, she debuted her electronic single “Today I am”. Passionate about performance, she is interested in creating a world that lives on its own. In this world, experience is generated and shaped sharply through the interaction of body, movement, sound and color. She chases the atoms that float between chaos and order, stochastic and deterministic, brutality and gentleness, and between colorfulness and colorlessness, which perhaps are fundamentally untraceable. This absurdity of life is often reflected in her work.
She started her dance training in 2000 at Yunnan Huadeng Folk Dance Theater (China). She worked as a dancer and performer in Meicheng dance company (Chengdu, China) from 2010 to 2012. She continued her dance training in the Dance Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in U.S. from 2012 to 2016, and at Tanzfabrik Berlin in 2017. Currently, she is in the MA program of Choreography at HZT Berlin. Parallel to her artistic practice, she graduated as a PhD in Quantitative Methodology in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.) in 2018. Her dissertation work won the award from the American Educational Research Association.