Erika Chong Shuch works on a new experimental project,. part of the New Works Programat the A.C.T. Company.

Workshop showing: April 2, 2011
3 PM
The ACT Costume Shop
1119 Market Street @ 7th, SF 94102

A very special opportunity to work with A.C.T as we begin a new series of experiments on “wanting.” Inspired by competitive eating, Costco, and a creature called the Gaki, we’ll work in the studio for 5 days, then open up the doors & share some snippets.



GROUNDFLOOR, Berkeley Repertory Theater’s residency program, presents

Co-concieved by Erika Chong Shuch and Allen Willner
Text by Michelle Carter

Additional text by Octavio Solis and Philip Kan Gotanda
Public showing: July 29, 2012
Berkeley Rep – Time and location TBA

We are THRILLED to participate in the inaugural session of Groundfloor, Berkeley Rep’s new residency program. Through the residency, we will look back at our 2008 work After All, originally commissioned by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and presented by YBCA and Intersection.

The Imjin River Project

It's January and I'm in Korea to begin research for a new work in collaboration with several Korean activists and dance groups, with the support of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Find out more on the DONATE page or check out my blog.

Thank you all for your support.


Sketch It Up 2: A Workshop with Erika

in San Francisco
September 2010 (exact dates & tmes TBA)
work-trade available

July workshop sold out! Thank you!

I love drawing classes. Because you get to sketch like crazy without even looking at the paper. And then you get to crumple your drawings up, throw them on the ground, and start another. You get to create sketches of things without needing to be impressive, and through these sketches, surprising discoveries can happen. Don't you want to do the same thing? With bodies and voices and imagination in space?

Come exercise your performance making muscles by developing numerous sketches of performance work through specific tools that flirt with the idea of collapsing the space between movement, text, music, song, and imagery. Contact home@erikachongshuch.org.

God’s Ear

By Jenny Schwartz
Directed by Erika Chong Shuch
May 19 to June 20, 2010

“They didn’t say anything about miracles, did they?”

Some say there are five stages to grief. But there are also living rooms, airport lounges and loose teeth to contend with. Once a couple is shattered by sudden tragedy, exquisite bravery, far-flung business trips, and fantastical figures are all things that come between love, loss, and healing.

for tickets and more info:

Love EverywherePresented free as part of Dancers’ Group’s ONSITE series
at San Francisco's City Hall & Glide Memorial Church
February 12-14, 2010

Love Everywhere

A new work by the Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project. Inspired by the struggle for marriage equality, Love Everywhere is an interactive celebration of the 6th anniversary of San Francisco’s issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The work will be performed in multiple public spaces, and features music written by Daveen DiGiacomo, arranged and conducted by David Möschler, and performed live by a chamber orchestra.

Campo Santo, Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, and Intersection for the Arts present:
The Future Project: Sunday Will Come

A new collaborative performance work inspired by water, a dying goldfish, and the future. Performed by Erika Chong Shuch, Sean San Jose, and Denizen Kane

Choreography: Melanie Elms, Katie Faulkner, Erika Chong Shuch, with help from Joe Goode (through CHIME, Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange)

Writings from: Daniel Alarcón, Philip Kan Gotanda, Erika Chong Shuch, Octavio Solis

Collaborative Team: Sharif Abu Hamdeh (Collaborative Director), Alejandro Acosta, Deborah Cullinan, Ben Fisher, Joshua McDermott (Scenic Designer), Tanya Orellana, Allen Willner (Lighting Design and Co-Conceiver)


October 15 – November 7, 2009
Thursdays – Saturdays 8 PM
Shows do sell out – get your tickets now!
visit www.theintersection.org
or call 415-626-2787 ext 109

ACT (American Conservatory Theater) Conservatory

MFA’s perform new work directed/ choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch
Oct 29 and 30 at 3 PM, and Oct 31 at 4:30 PM
30 Grant Street, SF 94108, 6th Floor, Stein Auditorium

Shotgun Players presents
The Three Penny Opera

Written by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
Directed by Susannah Martin
Choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch
  December 2, 2009 - January 17, 2010
Ashby Stage, Berkeley

Erika is Guest Choreographer for Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s
Generating & Crafting Institute in Washington DC

Erika will choreograph a site-specific work to be performed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, as part of DC’s Fringe Festival.  

July 18, 2009
Free performances at
11AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM

  Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

“Mapmaking for the Dance Theater Dreamer — a Workshop”

So, you’ve been kept up at night by a flash of some random weird images that somehow want to be brought to life. Or, you’ve been woken up with a mysterious voice in your body that is longing to be brought out into the world. Or, you just want to make your own work. Or, you want to explore specific tools for generating work that amplifies your own strengths and impulses. Or, you just want a place to play. Come take a workshop with Erika.

You will develop a map detailing how to navigate through your own Dance Theater-making dreams. By exploring specific techniques associated with body-oriented performance work, you will work on an individual, kinesthetic vocabulary and create performance works, which include movement, text, music, song, and imagery. You will work on solo, duet, and ensemble material, and experience serving as both performer and director/ choreographer. The workshop will culminate in a public showing.


Wednesday nights in August, 6-10

Public Showing:
Thursday August 27th, 7 PM

$300 if you don’t have health insurance,
because I feel your pain

2 work-exchange positions available

Contact Erika@erikachongshuch.org
to register.

“Muse, Map, Walk” – Funding Received and Project Begun

“Muse, Map, Walk” is a research-based project of the Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project that will allow a community of artists to examine, strengthen, broaden, and codify processes and tools for generating new work. This research project was conceived to provide ten dance-based artists opportunities for dialogue and experiment that are not product oriented. Our research will culminate in free, public showings of our experiments, and written documents chronicling our time together.

Thank you CA$H and Theater Bay Area for funding this project!

2009 CHIME Awarded

Erika and choreographer Joe Goode receive their second round of support from CHIME, Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange, a grants and mentorship program of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company.

Center for Cultural Innovation Grant Received

Thanks to two generous grants from CCI, Erika works with designer and strategic planner Aïda Jones and Vector Four to build this website as well as a collection of marketing tools.

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