Irene Hsiao



photo by Andrew Sherman

I have appeared with Kinetech Arts, Lenora Lee Dance, Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement, Winifred Haun & Dancers, South Chicago Dance Theatre, Yin He Dance, Carole McCurdy, Erica Mott Productions, Labayen Dance/SF, Matter Dance, Glory Dance, MC Squared, Urban Pointe Evoc’tion, Jamie Horban, and various other projects in the US and Asia.

Self-directed projects include Monster StudiesInside My Room Is Another Fish Bowl, DIALOGO DIALOGO, Untitled: After Tang Chang, The Radiant and the Dead49 encounters with chiçiçiçichiciçi, and Remembrance.

Project Reel, 16 November 2019

Other selected works include Cascade, a collaboration with Yael Vidan to the original music of Yao Chen, inspired by the painting Cascade by Bingyi Huang in the lobby of the Smart Museum of Art, the opening and closing numbers to Drupelets, a play based on the short stories of Kurt Vonnegut directed by Greg Callozzo at Stage 773 in Chicago, and solos Mad Rush and Fan Piece, After Ezra Pound.

I also write about dance and create dances, often improvised, often site-specific, often inspired by visual art. Instagram is my lab notebook.

Improvisation, 31 August 2019

Improvisation, 9 September 2018

Improvisation, 28 June 2016 (to my distress, the sound has been removed from this video — watch here instead)

Improvised Movement Installation with Dmitri Peskov at Hyde Park Salon, 5 March 2016

Rehearsing Fan Piece, For Her Imperial Lord, photos by Raymond Larrett


Rehearsing 4SEE with Kinetech, photos by Mark McBeth

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Kinetech, dancing Fiat Flux with Katherine Disenhof, choreography by Daiane Lopes da Silva

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Dancing Cascade at the Smart Museum of Art with Yael Vidan in front of a painting by Bingyi Huang

Photo by Yi Cui yearning13

Dancing Yael Vidan’s Shtaim

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