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2014 Stories by Irene Hsiao

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  • Encore, Encore!

    published July 2, 2014

    No other art feels mortality the way dance does, with its medium only the frail, ephemeral flesh. The San Francisco dance community comes... More >>

  • Solo Soul

    published June 25, 2014

    Snakes coil, vines spiral, the earth revolves, the planets orbit, and on our spinning planet whirl all the cells, adding and subtracting to... More >>

  • Joy and Memory

    published June 25, 2014

    Happiness is volatile: Its nature elusive, its pursuit interminable. To acquire it is to assume the affliction of its loss, yet its... More >>

  • Towering Femininity

    published June 18, 2014

    Women have long borne their ills in phallic edifices: Rapunzel combed her lustrous locks and tossed them out the window. The Lady of Shalott... More >>

  • Outside the box

    published June 18, 2014

    If there's one thing that characterizes a LEVYdance performance, it is the company's desire to challenge the gaze of the proscenium stage,... More >>

  • Moves Like Summer

    published June 18, 2014

    San Francisco Conservatory of Dance launches its fifth annual Summer Dance Series with a studio performance by Stephanie Salts and... More >>

  • Space Age Survival

    published June 11, 2014

    The era of machine domination has already begun its tenure: Our powers of navigation, communication, recollection, and sensation are all... More >>

  • Orbital movement

    published June 11, 2014

    The 36th annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival is in full swing, with over 300 musicians and dancers bringing traditions from... More >>

  • Together Again

    published May 28, 2014

    Choreographers Todd Eckert and Nol Simonse look to physics and group dynamics for their seventh annual Shared Space concert.... More >>

  • Big Top of Possibility

    published May 28, 2014

    Everything seems possible at the circus: The bones of the body are replaced by springs and levers that arch the toes incomprehensibly close to... More >>

  • Alter Ego

    published May 21, 2014

    We have all fantasized about being someone else, perhaps a shinier, braver version of the face that meets the faces that we meet. Performers... More >>

  • Sex Files

    published May 21, 2014

    There are those who love their fellow man and those who observe them, anatomizing and cataloguing their multifarious qualities. Erstwhile... More >>

  • Duncan Devotees

    published May 14, 2014

    Isadora Duncan was one of the great San Franciscans: born in 1877, she was a girl who fell from riches to rags who became celebrated in... More >>

  • Shake it in the street

    published May 14, 2014

    Carnaval San Francisco is now in its 36th year of free and fabulous outdoor festivities in the Mission that celebrate Latin American and... More >>

  • Bleak Outlook

    published May 14, 2014

    The early 21st century view of a dystopian future looks much like the present — not the cool metallic, aerodynamic space pods envisioned... More >>

  • Infinite Snakes

    published May 7, 2014

    In our idealistic city, dance company vîv is a natural product of a desire for artistic autonomy. Begun in 2013 with eight women who... More >>

  • Dry Heave

    published April 30, 2014

    Odds are, if you make art in this town, you are obsessed with money and how to get more of it. Dance, which juices every particle of the human... More >>

  • So Eccentric

    published April 30, 2014

    Smuin Ballet rounds off its 20th anniversary season with its "XXcentric Spring Dance Series," making its first stop on its tour of the... More >>

  • Lost Loves

    published April 23, 2014

    Recently honored with an Isadora Duncan Award for The Secret History of Love, a dance theater piece about the underground struggle to... More >>

  • Balanchine's Return

    published April 23, 2014

    San Francisco Ballet's final program of the season, "Program 8," honors groundbreaking choreographers and composers of the 20th century... More >>

  • Deathless River

    published April 16, 2014

    If a jealous one-eyed monster heaved a boulder at your lover, resulting in his mortal injury, a modern girl might engage a lawyer or a hit... More >>

  • Remembrances

    published April 9, 2014

    Now in its ninth year of circulating dance companies through American metropolises, SCUBA brings together Elia Mrak from Seattle,... More >>

  • Take Back the Storm

    published April 9, 2014

    Shakespeare's The Tempest is a story of revenge and manipulation, with the sorcerer Prospero scheming to reclaim the throne from his... More >>

  • Surprising Roommates

    published April 2, 2014

    The gulf between the haves and the have-nots has widened lately into an unbreachable chasm, the dream of a plot of land demarcated by a picket... More >>

  • RUM & SUN

    published April 2, 2014

    If you've been hankering after sun-bleached sand and cerulean waters, rum in your drink and plantains on your plate, a sway in your hips and... More >>

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