Addie Tsai

Addie Tsai teaches courses in literature, creative writing, humanities, and dance at Houston Community College. She collaborated with Dominic Walsh Dance Theater on Victor Frankenstein and Camille Claudel, among others. Addie holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a doctorate in Dance from Texas Woman’s University. Her queer Asian young adult novel, Dear Twin, is forthcoming from Metonymy Press. Her writing has been published in Banango Street, The Offing, The Collagist, Nat. Brut, The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere. She is the Nonfiction Editor at The Grief Diaries, and Senior Associate Editor in Poetry at The Flexible Persona.

The Hour is Coming, and It is Now: Adam Castaneda’s Lazarus in the Promised Land

The Hour is Coming, and It is Now: Adam Castaneda’s Lazarus in the Promised Land

On November 6 and 7, 2021 at The Storyhive, Adam Castaneda premiered Lazarus in the Promised Land, a brand-new, evening length work exploring the story of Castaneda’s paternal grandparents, Lazaro and Adelina, who, upon migrating in Houston from Mexico in the 1950s, became Jehovah’s Witnesses, raising their children and grandchildren in accordance with the denomination’s […]

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The Privilege (and Threat) of Isolation: Open Dance Project Presents All the Devils are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos

The Privilege (and Threat) of Isolation: Open Dance Project Presents All the Devils are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos

Power, death, intrigue, possession, revenge, empire. These are just a few of the themes that swirl around Open Dance Project’s All the Devils Are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos, co-sponsored by DiverseWorks. The hour-long immersive production, choreographed by Annie Arnoult in collaboration with 11 ODP performers will be livestreamed from Midtown Arts & Theatre […]

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How to Keep Moving when the World Gets Smaller: Pilot Dance Project Streams Mettle/Tether

How to Keep Moving when the World Gets Smaller: Pilot Dance Project Streams Mettle/Tether

For all of us, 2020 is about adaptation, about continuing onward as the COVID pandemic limits the choices that we can make in the world with our bodies in concert with one another. For dancers, who spend their lives expanding past the limitations of one’s body and what dance can create in the world, it […]

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Closing the Loop: Jefferson Pinder’s Fire and Movement

Closing the Loop: Jefferson Pinder’s Fire and Movement

I first met Ashley DeHoyos, Assistant Curator for DiverseWorks, Jefferson Pinder, the director of Fire and Movement, and Joseph Lefthand, who led drill instruction for the performers, on a balmy summer day in midtown Houston at a coffee house that was once a gas station. It seemed the perfect location to discuss with the Fire […]

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AIRs Present New Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

AIRs Present New Work at Barnstorm Dance Fest

Barnstorm Dance Fest, a citywide dance festival presented by Dance Source Houston, will take place June 19-23 at MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Among the twenty companies and choreographers selected to perform are four artists chosen for Dance Source Houston’s Artist-in-Residence program. What makes this residency unique is that DSH particularly selects […]

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Delving Into History In Order To Move Forward

Delving Into History In Order To Move Forward

Delving Into History In Order To Move Forward: the unnamed three’s Hatch, and Brother(hood) Dance’s HAWA (The Ride), in collaboration with the Pilot Dance Project I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.—Bell Hooks If I didn’t define myself for myself, […]

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“I Don’t Know Who This Is For”: In the loosening grip, jhon r. stronks explores gender performance

“I Don’t Know Who This Is For”: In the loosening grip, jhon r. stronks explores gender performance

As a biracial, queer, nonbinary writer and artist, I always ask a person upon first introduction what pronouns they use. Although I’d met dancer/choreographer jhon r. stronks before, we’d never spoken at any length in person. Over email I asked Stronks what pronouns to use in this review (among other questions), but to this question, […]

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