Irene Hsiao

Hubbard Street at 40: Summer Series at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 8-11 June 2017

A human lives 70 years, a dancer 40, if he or she is lucky. A dance company lives anywhere from a season to some centuries, but 40 is a ripe … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Liar by Promethean Theatre Ensemble at the Athenaeum, 29 April-21 May 2017

What misery it must be for the stage That plays in tripping meter’s not the rage For what more beauteous letter to rehearse Than that that’s set in a melodious … Continue reading

May 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

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