Choreographer Dean Moss previews work at Gammage
Choreographer and director Dean Moss invites Valley residents to see his new work in progress "Nameless forest" at 7 p.m., Sept. 24, at the ASU Galvin Playhouse in Tempe free of charge. Moss will be participating in a week-long artist residency with ASU Gammage and the ASU School of Dance at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
Moss creates performance works that explore identity and perception. His multidisciplinary practice includes performance, dance, video, audio and visual design. In Nameless forest, Moss collaborates with gifted contemporary Korean sculptor, installation artist and poet, Sungmyung Chun. Unforgettable imagery fused with seamless dance movement and an unorthodox yet captivating use of us, the audience, makes Dean Moss’ new works an experience not to be missed.
Moss’ performance and video works have been presented and exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art; P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; The Brooklyn Museum of Art; Gallery Factory in Seoul Korea; Ksirarnawa Art Center, Denpasar, Indonesia; New Visions Art Festival, Hong Kong; The FNB Vita Dance Festival in Johannesburg South Africa; Seoul International Dance Festival, Smack Mellon Studios; Brooklyn Arts Exchange; Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop and The Kitchen.
He is the recipient of multiple grants, fellowships, residencies and awards including: The MAP Fund, Asian Cultural Council, Arts International, Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, Urban Artists Initiative, New York Foundation for the Arts, Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, Arizona State University and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts. He received a New York Dance and Performance BESSIE Award for his work Spooky action at a distance.
Moss has enjoyed a ten-year relationship with The Kitchen, serving as the Curator of Dance and Performance from 1999-2004, then as a Curatorial Advisor through 2009. He spent a year as Guest Professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and, most recently, two years as Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
"Nameless forest" is a free showing of a work in progress at ASU Galvin Playhouse for more information, visit asugammage.com. Moss is presented as part of the Beyond series at ASU Gammage sponsored by US Airways, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and the Margaret T. Morris Foundation.
About ASU Gammage
Located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage is among the largest university-based presenters of performing arts in the world. ASU Gammage is the home theater of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America – Arizona and Beyond series. Its mission is connecting communities by providing artistic excellence and educational outreach to the public. ASU Gammage is an historic hall designed by internationally-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright.