Dan Su (born in Kunming, China) is a multimedia artist producing dance, electronic music, video, and painting. Since 2017, she is working as a freelancer and taught dance improvisation in U.S. and Berlin. She choreographed and performed “Roots”, “I EYE I”, “On an attempt of a chicken soup” as stage performances, and "WHITE WRITE 白写" as installation. She has produced many short dance/music videos including a series of ongoing one-minute experimental videos. In 2019, she debuted her electronic single “Today I am”. Passionate about performance, she is interested in creating worlds that live on their own. In these worlds, 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. From 2012 to 2017, she danced at the Dance Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in U.S., and 2017-2018 at Tanzfabrik Berlin. Currently, she is completing the MA degree in Choreography at HZT Berlin. Parallel to her artistic practice, she graduated as a PhD in Quantitative Methodology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.) in 2018. Her dissertation work won the award from the American Educational Research Association.