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Dan Su (born in Kunming, China) creates a hybrid of music, dance, film, and visual art, in a Raw, Pure & Uncompromising way. To pursue her artistic vision and expression, she has DIY spirit in her multimedia practices: body movement, sound generation, analog and digital processes of still and moving images. Being formerly trained as a statistician and dancer, since 2017 she has fully focused on her artistic path, working independently. After she produced a number of stage performance “Roots” (2017), “I EYE I” (2018), and “On an attempt of a chicken soup” (2019), she has experimented with the intersection of media, resulting in for example the long durational performance installation "WHITE WRITE 白写" (2020) on dance and calligraphy, and the commissioned site-specific music and dance performance "TU BE" (2020) which took place on the pipes of the backyard of Gaswerksiedlung. Following her own music production practice, she has debuted a few singles “Today I Am” (2019), "Blue Eyes" and EP "Chicken Soup" (2020), and soon the upcoming album "Game0: U Think UR Safe". As a performance maker, she attempts to create haunted space that challenge the viewers and listeners.


"Passionate about performance, I am interested in creating worlds that live on their own.

(hmmm, what it means by living, and on their own?)

I use composition, improvisation and algorithms to generate and shape the experience

through the dialogical interaction of body, movement, sound and colour.

I am in search of the atoms that float between chaos, order, stochastic, deterministic, brutality and gentleness, in grey zones, and out of continuous time.

perhaps they are fundamentally untraceable?!


Being an outsider constantly,

I am interested in creating visual and audio experience that seduce people

to migrate, to exile, into an odd bubble.

The space where I feel being as an alien and never at home,

is brutal, futuristic, raw

with a precious longing for gentleness.

So long

for 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D...NDimention.

waiting where the probability is deadly low,

ever gonna happen!?"  

Choreography and Performance

2021    Dark Twisted Mind  |  Interactive audio-visual installation performance (HfS, Berlin)

            Duet: on the way to forget  |  Site-specific dance performance (Dominican Republic)

2020    Riss  |  Installative music and dance performance (Staatsoper Berlin)

            TU BE  |  Commissioned site-specific music and dance performance (Gaswerksiedlung, Berlin)

            WHITE WRITE 白 写  |  Three hours audio-visual performance installation (48Studio, Berlin)

2019    On an attempt of a chicken soup  |  Solo performance (Ada studio, Berlin)
I EYE I  |  Trio dance performance (Tanzfabrik, Berlin)
Ready to Explode  |  Trio dance performance (Uferstudio, Berlin)
Roots  |  Solo performance (UW-Madison, U.S.)

Music Release 

2021    Game0: U Think UR Safe  |  Electronic, LP, in progress

2020    Chicken soup  |  Electronic music, EP

            Blue Eyes  |  Alternative, single

2019    Today I am  |  Electronic music, single

Short Film

2021    2020   |  Music video (Berlin)

2020    On Zone and Gap 区 间  |  Experimental short (Berlin)

            Breath Span  |  Poem film (France)

            Erosion Project  |  Dance film features brutalist architecture (Madison, U.S.)

            Pong plays  |  Music video (Berlin)

2019    Blue Eyes  |  Music video (Austria)       

2018    Today I am  | Music video (New Mexican, U.S.)

            Bird beyond Bird  |  Experimental shorts with animation (Berlin)
Why Lolli  |  Dance film (Chicago, U.S.)
Wood in Mood  |  Dance film (Austria)

2017    Dare to Dance in Public  |  Site-specific dance performance (Berlin) 

            Next Door  |  Dance film (Vienna) 

            Verboten  |  Experimental short (Vienna)

Visual Art 

            up-to-date drawings and paintings

            digital art listed on opensea.io 

Collaboration Projects 

             Claudio Puntin  |  upcoming music album  

             Zhenya Strigalev  |  upcoming music and dance videos funded by Rainy Jazz label 

             Neumond  |  upcoming interactive sound and movement performance

             co.lab  |  collective on collaboration methodology 

             Roberto Duarte  |  dance video series 

Grants and Awards

2017    American Educational Research Association Dissertation Grant 

            Awarded by The National Science Foundation, Grant #DRL-1749275

2011    Meritorious Winner of Interdisciplinary Contest in Modelling

            Awarded by The Consortium for Mathematics and Its Application

2010    National Scholarship

2009    Awarded by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China