A Two-Day Workshop
Join performance maker, choreographer, and director Erika Chong Shuch for two days of dropping into our bodies; of finding the small dances that tell the big stories of this past year. A space for us to have our aloneness witnessed and held. We will dance with our eyes closed. We will breathe deeply and try to peel away some of the layers that might be keeping us bound. We will create gifts for each other to welcome us back into the shared world.
This workshop is open to anyone who has a body over the age of 21. No performance experience necessary.
Erika Chong Shuch is a performance maker 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, industrial office spaces, church basements, and food courts. Her original works have been supported and commissioned by Creative Capital, Rainin Foundation, SF Arts Commission, Gerbode Foundation, Creative Work Fund, 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. In addition to her own work, Erika choreographs and directs for theater companies such as Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Folger Theater (DC), Hudson Valley Shakespeare, Kennedy Center (DC), American Conservatory Theater, Magic Theatre, Shotgun Players, Kansas City Rep, Arena Stage(DC), Pittsburg Public, Theater for a New Audience (NY) and Portland Center Stage. Erika is a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley (2021/22) and a Granada Artist is Residence at UC Davis (2022) www.erikachongshuch.org.
COVID Safety Protocols: Classes will take place outdoors on the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda, CA. Class sizes will be limited to 12, masks will be required, and regulations are subject to change based on Contra Costa County COVID-19 guidelines.
Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm
June 2 and 9
$40 for both sessions
Photo credit: For You’s Round One, Headlands Canter for the Arts by Robbie Sweeny