Irene Hsiao

The Hard Problem at Court Theatre, 9 March-9 April 2017

Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem has closed at Court Theatre after a run that was evidently greeted with more enthusiasm than its London premiere, during which, director Charles Newell baldly … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Season 39 Spring Series at the Harris Theater, 16-19 March 2017

Thursday evening found the seats of the Harris Theater less full than any other time I have seen it for the city’s beloved Hubbard Street Dance Chicago[1]—and the company the … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival, 10-12 March 2017 at the Epic Center, Kalamazoo

(photos by Christopher Stevenson) Kalamazoo is a lovely place to come back to, the kind of town where people seem to know your name and the streets look much the … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bill T. Jones at the DuSable Museum, Art AIDS America Chicago, 27 January 2017

I saw Bill T. Jones Friday night. I saw him closer up than I’ve ever seen him, close enough to look into the hollows of his cheeks in a face … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Things Men Say (to me) at the Milonga

#1 Him: Ok, let’s walk. Ok. Ok. Cross. Ok. No. Not now. Ok. It’s ok. Me: Sorry [step on his left foot]. Sorry [step on his right foot]. Sorry [kick … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Monster Studies

I study monsters.

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Things that Suck in Ballet Class

1. When everyone else is jumping to fifth, and you’re vigorously jumping to second (no way to cover that up). 2. When you are standing in the front line but … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment