Erika Chong Shuch

Performing Arts, 2016

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 work has been supported and commissioned by Berkeley Rep’s Groundfloor, Yerba Bueana Center for the Arts, deYoung Museum, Dancers’ Group, Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange/ Corcoran Gallery/DC, and in Korea: Daejeon Metropolitan Company, ChangMu Company, Mullae Art Space.  Erika received the Gerbode Foundation’s Choreographer’s Award, Goldie Award, Falstaff Award, Helen Hayes Award (nominee) for Conference of the Birds at the Folger/DC. Erika choreographs regularly for theater companies such as California Shakespeare Theater, American Conservatory Theater, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Erika was Associate Director for Gift of Nothing (Kennedy Center) and recently performed Ariel in The Tempest and Titania in Midsummer at Cal Shakes. Directing credits include Eurydice and God’s Ear at Shotgun and Lily’s Revenge (by Taylor Mac) at the Magic Theatre. Erika is currently developing Upcoming Iron Shoes with Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble. Shuch’s greatest daily collaboration is with her son: Wakes Jackson, age 3.