Steamroller Dance Company
Date and Time: Saturday June 1, 5:00pm and Sunday June 2, 7:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
General Admission: $25
At the Door: $28
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Artist InfoProduction Credits
Artistic Director:Jesselito Bie
A performance exploring temporality and legacy. What if you could attend your own funeral? What would people remember about your life? Would it be somber, a wake or joyful celebration? How would you want to be commemorated? The performance is a birthday present to director Jesselito Bie to mark his 50th birthday. Using archival choreography from the company’s 26 year performance history as a point of reference, the performance is framed as a eulogy to choreographer Jesselito Bie. Throughout the performance, audience is guided through rituals of grieving by the dancers and is invited to interact as participant or observer.
Jesselito Bie moved to the Bay Area in 1992 to dance with the High Risk Group and has performed locally with Scott Wells, Stephen Pelton, Cid Perlman, Kulintang Arts, Erika Shucht, Jerome Bel, Krista DeNio, Joe Landini and Kim Epifano. He has also received awards for his choreography from the SF Bay Guardian, the 360 Award from CSUEB and the Tobie from Bay Area Dance Watch for Best Male Solo. He was a participant in ODC Theater's Sandbox residency program. He is currently a lead artist at Safehouse Arts and was selected to participate in the 2019 CHIME program.