FakeKnot /Ralph escamillan (vancouver)

Oct 18, 8pm
DJD Dance Centre

Programming and tour for HINKYPUNK and the Fluid Kiki Ball was built through a creative partnership between the members of the
Prairie Dance Circuit: Springboard Performance, Brian Webb Dance Company and New Dance Horizons.


HINKYPUNK is an unidentified identity – an archetype, a hero, the unreachable. HINKYPUNK is the idolized/idealized version of the self, a distant mirage of the here and now. HINKYPUNK is the most real that real can get. HINKYPUNK is the glamorous façade leading the construction of cultural identity. HINKYPUNK is the faceless face we look for and who shapes what we become.


ABOUT Ralph Escamillan

Ralph Escamillan is a queer, Canadian-Filipinx performance artist/choreographer/teacher and community leader based in Vancouver, BC. His arsenal of performance skills include a variety of street dance styles, ballroom, contemporary, circus, and drag. He graduated after 4 years in Modus Operandi, Vancouver’s contemporary dance training program, in 2015. He’s apprenticed with Kidd Pivot and worked with Vancouver companies: Company 605, Co.Erasga Dance, Kinesis Dance Somatheatro, Out Innerspace Theatre and is currently on contract with Wen Wei Dance. In the commercial industry, hes worked with choreographers including AJ Aakomon, Luther Brown, Paul Becker and Tucker Barkely, as well as artists Victoria Duffield and Zendaya Coleman, and was a guest dancer for Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable” tour in 2015. With his company FAKEKNOT he creates work that strives to understand the complexities of identity using sound, costume and technology. The founder of VanVogueJam, Ralph shares his passion for Vogue/Ballroom culture at his weekly by-donation class and vogue balls, acting as a beacon for the queer dance form in Western Canada.


Choreographer/Dancer: Ralph Escamillan
Guest Dancer: Janelle Schiffner 
New Media Projection & Lights: Chimerik似不像
      Sammy Chien - New Media Artist 
      Andie Lloyd - Assistant Designer, production assistant and operator for lights, sound and video.
Composer/ Sound design: Stefan Seslija
Dramaturge: Justine Chambers 
Costumes: Sonja Maus
Set Design: Peter Boulanger
Interpretive contributors: Kevin Fraser, Rachel Meyer, Sara Formosa, Ted Littlemore, Cassandra Naud
Voice Actor: Kirk Wilson

Music Credits: 
Shirley Scott "Corcovado" 
Elvis Presley “Devil In Disguise” 
Marilyn Monroe “I wanna be loved by you”
Frank Sinatra “I’ve got you under my skin”
Michael Jackson “Don't stop til you get enough”

Co-Produced by Push Festival (2018) and funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Residencies – The Dance Centre, Boca Del Lupo, Plastic Orchid Factory and R Space.

HINKYPUNK (by FakeKnot) Prairie Tour has been funded by Canada Council for the Arts

Photo credit for original image: Richie Lubaton