Some people thought Fred wore all black as a fashion statement. Some people thought it was a minimalist uniform. Secretly, it was to hide all the coffee stains acquired while traveling between the lab and the studio. Frederick often surprised his fellow dancers with overly complicated baked goods as a way to talk about chemistry. He also discovered that his lab mates were more willing to engage with art when he would hold impromptu dance jams set to playlists made from his parents' record collection.
Fred has been a deeply cherished member of The Click since its inception. We miss our friend dearly, and honor him here and everywhere, in our hearts and in our dances.
Frederick Moss was an organic chemist, dancer, and educator currently based in Boston, MA. He had the pleasure of performing with various organizations/artists such as: Urbanity Dance, Connections Dance Theater, Jenna Pollack, The Davis Sisters (Joy and Alexander Davis), and Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. In addition to exploring his passion for movement and performance, Frederick was pursuing a PhD in chemistry at Harvard University where he studied and conducted research in synthetic organic chemistry. Ultimately, he intended to use dance and performance as a medium for science education. He was one of the most intelligent, most creative souls we have ever known.
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