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Nameless forest

Nameless forest

Conceived and directed by Dean Moss
in collaboration with Sungmyung Chun
Co-produced by Gametophyte, Inc. and MAPP International Productions


Special Preview Engagement!
March 31-April 2 at 8PM
Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street

American video artist and choreographer Dean Moss and acclaimed South Korean sculptor Sungmyung Chun fuse theatre, dance, video, and sculpture in Nameless forest. Layers of diary fragments, war zone imagery, mirror and neon effects, and an original environmental score combine to explore the relationship between performer and viewer. This special preview engagement gives New Haven audiences an exclusive sneak peek into the cross-cultural, multidisciplinary process behind an innovative collaboration.

Dean Moss is a director, choreographer, and media artist who will be a Visiting Lecturer in Theater Studies at Yale this spring. He served as Curator of Dance and Performance at The Kitchen from 1999–2004, and his award-winning work has been exhibited and presented internationally at museums and festivals. Sungmyung Chun is a celebrated sculptor, installation artist, and poet from the Republic of Korea whose work has received several solo-shows in his home country and has been exhibited worldwide. He lectures in the College of Fine Arts at Kyunghee University and at Chugye University for the Arts. A monograph of his exhibition Swallowing the Shadow was published by TouchArt in 2008.

Nameless forest is for mature audiences. It contains nudity and rigorous physical activity. Audience members who are seated on stage will be in close proximity to and will interact with the performers. Please contact the Box Office at 203.432.1234 if you have further questions about the themes or content of this production.

Running time: approximately one hour

This video montage, created by Dean Moss and his company, contains the photos, images, sculptures, and sounds that have inspired Nameless forest. Please note the video contains strong language as well as images which may be disturbing to viewers.


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Talk Backs

Q&A sessions with the artists will be held immediately following all performances.


Tuesday, March 29, 6-8PM
Broadway Loft Studios, 294 Elm Street, 3rd Floor Dance Studio

Audiences are invited to participate in an interactive studio session with Dean Moss and company.

Co-Sponsored by Yale Theater Studies Program

Replacing One Imagination Culture With Another:
A Symbolic Exchange.

Talk by Ralph Lemon

Touching Worlds: Performing the Cross-Cultural
in/through Nameless forest

Talk by Elizabeth Son

Wednesday, March 30, 5:30-7PM
Theater Studies Ballroom, 220 York Street, Room 101

Ralph Lemon is Artistic Director of Cross Performance, a company dedicated to the creation of cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary performance and presentation.

Elizabeth Son Ph.D. candidate in American Studies, Yale University

For more information about this lecture click here.

Co-Sponsored by Yale Theater Studies Program