Cybele Moon is a costume designer, visual artist and educator.
Her costume designs have included the world premieres of new plays, futuristic fantastical settings and scripts from the traditional cannon. She enjoys creating sculptural assemblages for other worldly characters as well as attending to the details in period costume silhouettes.
Over the past 20 years she has designed over 130 productions with directors and choreographers in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and other locations across the United States.
Costume for theater includes designs for established theater companies, and academic institutions, as well as award winning directors and playwrights. Her work has garnered Chicago Capp Grants, a Jefferson Award Nomination and numerous glowing reviews.
Cybele's designs for dance and movement-based performance include work for professional companies as well as academic institutions. Design collaborations include work with choreographers Rhonda Moore, Gregory Maqoma, Wynn Fricke, Sandra Parks, Nicole Stanton, Lar Lubovitch, and Reggie Wilson, among many others. Her designs for new works have been seen onstage with the American Dance Festival, Thodos Dance Chicago, Hedwig Dances, Drexel University Temple University and Ohio University, among many others.
Cybele has exhibited her visual art in various capacities for over 40 years. Recent work includes community collaboration installation/events with the Beth Chaim Reform Congregation in Pennsylvania. Cybele has also worked with multi-media artist Erica Larsen-Dockray to create A Modern Woman’s Wit, a time-based experiential event which combined animation, sound, textiles and voice over/story at Wesleyan University as part of the Creative Campus Initiative. Work in process includes a new installation with Larsen-Dockray on Threads and Trails, which will include textiles and collaborations with four artists whose work uniquely communicates their individual ties to 19th century women during the westward migration in the United States.
As an educator Cybele has worked as a full-time visiting professor, an adjunct lecturer and a guest artist/instructor at multiple colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, California, Texas, North Carolina, Illinois and Michigan. Her teaching focus in visual art, design and history has included theater, dance, costume crafts, film, art installation, and mixed media sculpture.
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