Iu-Hui Chua choreographs, performs, directs, and devises physical theater, dance, and video performance. She explores the intersection of somatics, performance, process, and creativity.
She was a member of Anna Halprin's Sea Ranch Collective, an associate teacher for Ms. Halprin, and is on faculty at the Tamalpa Institute. Others she has danced for include Ledoh/Salt Farm, Inkboat, Dandelion Dancetheater, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Ellen Bromberg, Sherwood Chen, Headmistress, Dohee Lee, and Disneyland.
Iu-Hui has presented her award-winning work at the SF International Arts Festival, Videoholica International Video Art Festival Bulgaria, SomaFest, Athens Digital Arts Festival, ODC Summerfest, and site-specific locations in North America, Asia, and Europe. In 2015, Iu-Hui directed Gruesome Playground Injures, nominated for a TBA Outstanding Production of a Play Award.
Support from national grants and awards include the Cass Calder Smith Artful Harvest Circle Fellowship, Puffin Foundation Ltd., CA$H grant, Quick Grant Center for Cultural Innovation, Consortium for Women and Research Grant, and UC Davis Dramatic Arts Fellowship. Artist residencies include CounterPulse and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program.
Iu-Hui has presented at the Northern California Performance Platform at Stanford University, taught as a Lecturer at UC Davis, and been a Guest Lecturer at (SUNY) Purchase College and Sacramento State University. Currently she teaches dance, theater, and the Halprin Life/Art process internationally as well as Butoh at the Berkeley Rep School of Theater.
Education: M.F.A. in Dramatic Arts (emphasis in Choreography), University of California, Davis. B.A. Sociology (emphasis in Race & Ethnic Relations), University of California, Santa Cruz. She is also a RSMT (ISMETA) and RSME (ISMETA).