Headshot of Ralph Escamillan © Patrick Leung
Performance artist, choreographer

Ralph Escamillan

Last updated: July 6, 2021

Ralph Escamillan is a queer, Canadian-Filipinx performance artist/choreographer/teacher and community leader based in Vancouver, BC.

His company, FakeKnot, creates inclusive performance works that strive to understand the complexities of identity and culture through costume, sound, technology and the body. As an Artistic Director, Ralph Escamillan gathers his breadth of experience as a dancer from street, commercial and contemporary dance to create a truly unique choreographic perspective, while also questioning his identity as a queer person of color.   

FakeKnot’s work focuses on a highly collaborative process. Past collaborators include New Media Artists Sammy Chien, Nancy Lee and Milton Lim, Sound Designer Stefan Seslija, and local brands such as Lululemon Lab and Five Left Leather. The drive to pursue collaborative work stems from Ralph’s interest in establishing connections between and within the intersecting worlds he comes from, using his work in FakeKnot as the vessel for this discourse.  

Upcoming events

  1. Join us before the Piña performance by Ralph Escamillan | FakeKnot for a mini fiesta!  For FakeKnot’s artistic director, Ralph Escamillan, … read more

  2. In this quartet, Filipinx Ralph Escamillan combines traditional folk dance, history, music, and modular costumes to create an anthropological journey where … read more

Projects & initiatives

RBC Emerging Artist Award

The inaugural RBC Emerging Artist Award will recognize Ralph Escamillan, a queer, Canadian-Filipinx performance artist, teacher and community leader based in Vancouver, BC.

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