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2014 Stories by Irene Hsiao

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • 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 >>

  • Flying the coop

    published March 26, 2014

    In 2011, choreographer Joanna Haigood and composer Marcus Shelby were commissioned by the Equal Justice Society to make a piece about the... More >>

  • Sprung on S.F.

    published March 26, 2014

    In the sixth program of the season, San Francisco Ballet premieres Caprice, artistic director Helgi Tomasson's first new ballet since... More >>

  • Bollywood Unplugged

    published March 19, 2014

    As seen with Bollywood greats Shah Rukh Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, and Shaan, on your television screen during the 2010 season of America's... More >>

  • Tech boom

    published March 12, 2014

    While San Franciscans squabble over whether tech has ruined the city for artists, Kinetech Arts has been quietly forging a zone for... More >>

  • Stalling Death

    published March 5, 2014

    This age has allowed us to split our lives into multiple semblances, to live our analog lives alongside digital personae, to consider the... More >>

  • Exoskeletons

    published March 5, 2014

    They appear to be more intricate than lace, more fragile than a thread of spider's silk in sunlight, whimsical as the ornaments in music boxes... More >>

  • Dahlia Revisited

    published February 26, 2014

    It was 10 a.m. on Jan. 15, 1947 when the body of Elizabeth Short was discovered in Los Angeles. Mutilated and drained of blood, her mouth cut... More >>

  • Original Princess

    published February 26, 2014

    World-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's rendition of the traditional fairy tale Cinderella returns to San Francisco.... More >>

  • Seduction

    published February 19, 2014

    Sixteen ladies who lick the air with their legs. Line of sixteen, leaning. Formations lifted into gyrations: a partnership. Bianca Cabrera's... More >>

  • Shake It Out

    published February 19, 2014

    Illness gets bused in from Nevada. It rises up between the cracks of the sidewalk. It sleeps in the park and by the fountain at the U.N.... More >>

  • Variations on a SuperStore

    published February 12, 2014

    You know you can get toothbrushes, handguns, lawnmowers, light-up shoes, and Goldfish snacks in four gallon cartons at Wally World, but it's... More >>

  • Partners

    published February 5, 2014

    The ancient Greeks didn't have as many words for love as the Eskimos reputedly have for snow, but we in San Francisco know that there's more... More >>

  • Mama's Mystique

    published February 5, 2014

    The 10th annual Black Choreographers Festival, offers the Bay Area premiere of Zimbabwe-born choreographer Nora Chipaumire's... More >>

  • I Love You, and You, and You

    published January 29, 2014

    He loves her. He loves her, too. She loves him. He doesn't love her. Love is when you leave everything else behind. Love is meaningless and... More >>

  • Test Tube Ballet

    published January 22, 2014

    Choreographer Jess Curtis, winner of an Isadora Duncan Dance Award, has been making dances in the Bay Area and Europe for nearly 30 years and... More >>

  • Spread the Steps

    published January 22, 2014

    ODC's biannual showcase Dance and Diaspora returns with Persian dance artists Farima Berenji and Shahrzad Khorsandi. After the... More >>

  • Take a stand

    published January 15, 2014

    Previously honored with Isadora Duncan, Goldie, SF Weekly Black Box, and Bonnie Bird North American Choreography awards, Robert Moses'... More >>

  • Forest Styx

    published January 15, 2014

    There was a special curse laid on women who didn't marry in the 19th century. Alive, they were called witches or hysterics. Dead, in the world... More >>

  • Winter Arts: Dancing Robots, Drag Ballet, and More Naked Flesh Than You've Seen Since Summer

    published January 8, 2014

    This winter brings a barrage of dance focused on feminine feeling and flesh. Lest you fear this means soggy sap for the foggy months, rest... More >>

  • I Don't Wanna be A Duck

    published January 8, 2014

    The chicken has seldom been recognized as a noble creature, neither inspiring great tragic ballets like the swan, nor arousing sublime terror... More >>

  • Skin in the Game

    published January 8, 2014

    Wayne McGregor has choreographed dances inspired by the physics of the atom, the photography of eccentric Eadweard Muybridge, the abstract... More >>

  • Soliloquies and Sunsets

    published January 1, 2014

    The waters of the bay lap the shore beneath mists that lag low on the surface of the ocean. The winter dark with frost presses over the... More >>

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