Events Calendar > Audition Series: STEAMROLLER Dance Company
The ODC School Audition Series brings dancers and choreographers together in a class context. Dancers may use class cards or pay a $14 drop in fee ($1 cash discount). Come early to fill out information forms and bring a resume if you have one.Saturday, August 20, 20113:30pm - 5:30pmSTEAMROLLER Dance Company is looking for 5-7 men and women who can handle the company's deeply physical movement style. Technical proficiency is not as important as your ability to pick up and retain choreography and to think on your feet.Performance dates: September 2011 and January 2012. There is a small stipend for September's performance and January's performance will be paid.STEAMROLLER Dance Company creates physically articulate dances that examine how language and mass media shape ideas of race, sexuality and gender. We engage audiences with our irreverent theatricality and use of non-traditional space to challenge traditional notions of identity. The intersection of artistic and popular culture makes our dances more accessible and our messages more palpable.The company began as a loosely knit group of artists who came together to create guerilla performances addressing the spread of HIV/AIDS in under-represented communities. STEAMROLLER has since presented work in such venues as the In The Street Festival, the 1996 Bay Area Dance Series, the 1996-2001 Lesbian and Gay Dance Festivals, Yerba Buena Center for The Arts Festival of Bay Area Dance, Asian American Dance Performances and Highways Performance Space in Los Angeles. The company was also selected in 1997 to participate in ODC Theater's Two Year artist in residence program.Jesselito Bie moved to the Bay Area in 1992 to dance with the High Risk Group and has since performed with many local companies such as Scott Wells and Dancers,Stephen Pelon Dance Company, Cid Perlman/Nesting Dolls, Kulintang Arts and Erika Shuck Performance Project. He has also received awards for his choreography from the SF Bay Guardian and the 360 Award from CSUEB for all around Outstanding and Outrageous Queer Dance Work.