ONSITE: Erika Chong Shuch

Love Everywhere

shuchA public celebration of love

Feb 12-14, 2010
SF City Hall, Downtown San Francisco & Glide Memorial Church

Love Everywhere kicked off in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall at noon on February 12, 2010. The 50+ dancers and community members performed on the grand staircases, balconies and main floor of City Hall. The following day, Love Everywhere was brought to downtown San Francisco as performers and community members engaged in a variety of site-specific performance happenings. Processing down Market Street from 9th to Powell Street, participants unexpectedly dashed into intersections, hugging each other for the duration of red lights, kissing each other for “7 minutes in Heaven” and getting strangers to pose for “prom” photos. Moving on to the Westfield Mall, the performers created wedding tableaus on the spiraling escalator, and playfully flirted in the food court with the employees, then proceeded to the central plaza where everyone slow danced for 15 minutes in silence. Traveling from Westfield Mall to Union Square, participants created reoccurring still scenes of passionate embraces in front of stores and along the sidewalk. The Saturday events wrapped up with unprompted serenades by the entire group to couples, single people, and families through Union Square. Love Everywhere culminated with two packed performances at Glide Memorial Church during the Valentine’s Day Celebrations.

Choreography: Erika Chong Shuch
Performers: Jennifer Chien, Chad Dawson, Jorge De Hoyos, Melecio Estrella, Jesse Hewit, Julie Sheetz, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Alex Williams
Assistant Directors: Laura Arrington & Christina Miglino
Additional Performers: Scarlett “Roja” Abuslin, Laura Maile Blancq, John Carnahan, Shae Colett, Lauren Cros, Isabella de Meulenaere, fumiko Docker, Lily Dwyer, Mike Estee, Joe Estlack, Leonora Margarita Galindo, Ara Glenn-Johanson, Annie Goodsill, Natalie Greene, Merrill Gruver, Melissa Hudson Bell, Michelle Jacques-Menegaz, Wendy Jones, Melyssa Jo Kelly, Wanda Kraikit, Tammy Kremer, Christopher Hojin Lee, Darcie Luce, Jen Marise, Jennifer Meek, Jennifer Minore, Paul Ning, Claire Oldfield, Corinne Oprinovich, Mathanial Putnam, Nieves Rathbun, Matt Sergi, Kerstin Stuart, Patricia Svilik, Michael Terkowski, Jakey Toor, Thu Tran, Alberto Vajrabukka, Lily Wang

Original Score Composer: Daveen DiGiacomo
Arranged for Orchestra and Conductor: David Möschler
Orchestrator: Brian Adam McCune
Orchestra: El Beh, Charles Bocchetti, Laura Boytz, Claudia Campazzo, Alice Chen, Daveen DiCiacomo, Darren Johnston, David Kasheveroff, Scott Larson, Brian Adam McCune, Leigh Riley, Lianna Stuart, Christorpher W. White
Singers: Bekka Fink, Cynthia Taylor

Press Release: pdf

Artist Information: Bio / Erika Chong Shuch

Articles & Reviews: SF Guardian / The Examiner