Granada Artists Announced for 2022-2023
The Department of Theatre and Dance has selected the Granada Artists-in-Residence for 2022-2023. Erika Chong Shuch will be the fall quarter guest artist and David Adam Moore and Victoria “Vita” Tzykun will be the joint guest artists for winter 2023.
Shuch will direct a production of Charles Mee’s (re)making project, a collaborative performance project, and Moore and Tzykun will create REFUGE- An Immersive Theatrical Experience, a devised performance project.
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, diners, parking lots and food courts.
Moore is a highly sought-after leading baritone by major opera houses and orchestras worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Salzburg Festival and Carnegie Hall. Also notable for his work as a projection designer, composer, digital media artist, and stage director, Moore recently made his Lyric Opera of Chicago stage design debut as projection designer for a new production of Faust, in which he collaborated with renowned sculptor/animator John Frame and stage/film designer Vita Tzykun. Working in partnership with Tzykun, he is a founding member of GLMMR–an NYC-based interdisciplinary art collective that works in a variety of artistic fields.
Tzykun [tsee-‘koon] is a Ukrainian-Israeli-American
artist from Odessa. She has designed for companies such
as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Norwegian Opera, The
Bolshoi Theater, LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera,
Minnesota Opera, Opera Philadelphia, and Wexford Opera Festival
(Ireland), among others.
Her numerous film and tv credits include design and art direction for Lady Gaga, production design for several award-winning films, and commercials for leading brands such as PBS, DirectTV, Axe, Bulova, and Qualcomm.