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Steamroller Dance Company


Imposter Syndrome

Date(s) & Time(s): Sat, Oct 23, 8:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Venue: Fort Mason
Location: Young Performers Theatre

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Production Details

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is homage and response the company's first appearance in the SF International Arts Festival in 2016. The excessiveness of drag set in a dark and disturbing cabaret collides with the company's trademark athleticism and over-the-top performance style. Imposter Syndrome uses personal narratives of an entirely queer Asian cast made up of past and present STEAMROLLER performers: Arnel Alcordo, Jesselito Bie, Sawako Gannon and Kevin Wong to explore the intersections of constantly changing definitions of queer identity with race, gender and sexuality.

Steamroller Dance Company

STEAMROLLER Dance Company In 1993, a group of artists came together to create guerrilla performances addressing HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities. The company currently under the direction of Jesselito Bie has presented work in the 1997 Bay Area Dance Festival, the In the Street Festivals, the SF Lesbian and Gay Dance Festivals, Asian American Dance Performances, Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Summer Performance Festival, San Francisco Trolley Dances, the DIRT Festival, the first Queering Dance Festival and the 2016-2019 SF International Arts Festivals. Biographies Jesselito Bie (Artistic Director) Jesselito Bie moved to the Bay Area in 1992 to dance with the High Risk Group and has since performed with Scott Wells and Dancers, Kulintang Arts. Jesselito is currently Artistic Director of STEAMROLLER Dance Company, established in 1993 to create guerrilla performances addressing HIV/AIDS in marginalized communities. He has received awards for his choreography from the SF Bay Guardian and the 360 Award from CSUEB Outstanding and Outrageous Queer Dance Work. He was a participant in ODC’s Sandbox program. He was selected to participate in 2019’s The Feedback with Joe Goode, The Queering Dance Festival at Shawl Anderson as well as Margaret Jenkin’s CHIME residency program. He is currently a resident at SAFEhouse Arts as well as associate director.

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