July 14th

6pm – 9pm


Nationally renowned choreographer Erika Chong Shuch’s new series of works, FOR YOU, are guided by two core principles:(1) crafting work specifically for individuals and (2) bringing together diverse groups of strangers for intimate encounters. This workshop guides participants through interdisciplinary tasks centered around themes of home, identity, and belonging and experiments with how to create performative gifts for friends, loved ones and/or strangers.
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What to wear: Dress to move

What to bring: Water. However you like to take notes. A favorite object (small!), a blank postcard, a self portrait (any form). More information closer to session.


Erika Chong Shuch is a performance maker, choreographer and director whose topic-driven ruminations coalesce into imagistic assemblages of music, movement, text, and design. Interested in expanding ideas around how performance is created and shared, Erika’s work has been performed in city halls, theaters, industrial offices spaces and food courts. Her original performance works have been supported and commissioned by Berkeley Rep’s Groundfloor, Intersection for the Arts, YBCA, deYoung Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi, Dancers’ Group, Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange/Corcoran Gallery/DC and in Korea: Daejeon Metropolitan Company, Chang Mu Company, Mullae Art Space.

Erika received the 2016 Creative Capital Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation’s Investing in Artist’s Grant, Gerbode Foundation’s Emerging Choreographer’s Award, Goldie Award, Falstaff Award, ongoing support from SF Art’s Commission and Zellerbach Family Fund, Helen Hayes Award (nominee) for The Conference of the Birds at the Folger Theater/DC. Erika was Associate Director for The Gift of Nothing at the Kennedy Center. As a choreographer for theater, Erika has worked at ACT, Folger Theater, and as movement director at Cal Shakes. Directing credits include Iron Shoes, Eurydice and God’s Ear at Shotgun Players and Lily’s Revenge at the Magic Theatre. Erika is core faculty for the new Theater Performance Making MFAat CIIS (SF) and University of Chichester (UK).

8 persons max per class.

All classes will be at Live Oak Theater, Berkeley


Individual session: $90

4 PACK: $280 ($70 per session)

8 PACK: $520 ($65 per session)

16 PACK: $960 ($60 per session)

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