Irene Hsiao

San Francisco Ballet, Program 3 at the War Memorial Opera House, Feb 20-Mar 2

Last week, as I wrote possibly my most populist article to date, I was forced (as no doubt many before me have been) to confront the somewhat disquieting ideology underlying … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at Zellerbach Hall Feb. 22-23, 2014

In the ten years since Nancy Walton Laurie founded Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, I’m sure I’m not the first person who has taken advantage of her status as a Walmart … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hamburg Ballet’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the War Memorial Opera House, February 12-13, 2014

Of all Shakespeare’s characters, I might aspire to be something grand and evil, a Lady Macbeth or a Volumnia, an uncompromising Coriolanus, a keen-witted Beatrice, but I know deep down … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

Martha Graham at Zellerbach Hall, Jan 31-Feb 1 2014

As someone who writes and dances, every so often, when you are down on your luck and groping around for your next gig, someone will come up with the brilliant … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Girl, Woman, Magician: Bahu-Beti-Biwi at ODC Theater

N.B. This entry was to have appeared on the SF Weekly’s Exhibitionist Blog the week of April 23, 2013. A technical error prevented it from being uploaded. Photos are by … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 1 Comment