Sunday Mourning: Erika Chong Shuch And Sean San Jose Perform at Intersection
If you’ve ever seen them in action, you’ll want to see anything talents like Erika Chong Shuch. resident artist and choreographer at Intersection for the Arts, and Sean San Jose, nonprofit program director and member of resident theater ensemble Campo Santo, freely dream up. And now you get a chance to see what’s moving them at the moment with The Future Project: Sunday Will Come, their new performance collabo at Intersection. The performance -- conceived as part of a cycle of new works that aims to grapple with the unknown -- runs through Nov. 7.
On Monday, Oct. 19, Bay Area media mavens, friends and colleagues like Joe Goode got a taste of Sunday Will Come as well as the forthcoming Lost City Radio (based on a novel by Daniel Alarcon). Shuch and San Jose shared the stage for the first time, as the nattily suited Denizen Kane contributed sultry vocals and original songs. Scattered rocks and a kitchen table and chairs made up the spartan set, which evoked the claustrophobia of a fishbowl. Questions of illness, loss and grieving -- all were served up with Shuch’s characteristic wit (The audience chuckled at her vaudevillian riff on funereal exhibitionism) and always surprising choreography (her movement here spun off ordinary gestures and rode on repetition) with San Jose’s fearsome gaze and focused delivery bringing an emotional gravitas. This was No Exit, awash in sensuality, silliness and anguish and adrift on a sense of gamesmanship and folk song.
The Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project and Campo Santo present The Future Project: Sunday Will Come through Nov. 7, 8 p.m., at Intersection for the Arts, 446 Valencia St., SF. $15-$25 (Thursdays are pay-what-you-can). (415) 626-2787, www.theintersection.org