HINKYPUNK

HINKYPUNK by FakeKnot

New Media/Projection Design/Lighting Design by Sammy Chien

trailer from its 2018 premier at the Push Festival (Vancouver, BC)

“Striking, subversive and gorgeous to behold, Ralph Escamillan’s dance spectacular has its creator decked out in “sequin skin”—a layer of shiny ornamentation that serves to mask and reveal all at once. The skin conceals identity but expresses intent: to create a walking, breathing signifier. Drag, ballroom and vogue are subcultures that have allowed queer men to express themselves through artifice, and they’re a key inspiration for Escamillan. The HINKYPUNK is a camp cipher for audiences to contemplate—a mystery figure of liberation. The beguiling figure performs on a pedestal—an object for our delight and our study. Everything is up for analysis in this show: the gaze, the body and the artifice with which we create ourselves. This is a sexy, stimulating work—an intellectual swoon.” – PUSH FESTIVAL SYNOPSIS

DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER, PERFORMER Ralph Escamillan

GUEST COLLABORATORS Rachel Meyers, Kevin Fraser, Ted Littlemore, Sarah Formosa

SOUND DESIGNER, COMPOSER Stefan Seslija

LIGHTING, PROJECTION ARTIST Sammy Chien (Chimerik似不像)

COSTUME DESIGNER Sonja Muse

DRAMATURG Justine Chambers

CO-PRODUCED BY The Dance Centre, PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

RESIDENCY SUPPORT Boca del Lupo, Karma Teachers, Plastic Orchid Factory, R Space

SUPPORTED BY Canada Council for the Arts

FILMED BY David Cooper

TRAILER EDIT BY Sophia Wolfe

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