Irene Hsiao

Winter Series 2017, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the Harris Theater, 7-10 December 2017

A stark, almost monochrome, vision dominates Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Winter Series, which features remounts of three works by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite. Presented in the cavernous Harris Theater, A … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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