Kristianne Salcines

Dancer. Maker. Collaborator. Facilitator. Salcines is a queer Filipino born and raised in the Philippines. They explores their cultural heritage and gender representation in their choreographic work. To integrate their culture and non-western ideologies in their artistic work, they incorporates the epistemologies of Filipino Martial Arts and other Southeast Asian movement practices such as Qigong, Taiji, and Kung Fu in their movement practices. Currently, their research focuses on queer identifying people of color and their ways of developing survival strategies to cope with our current socio-political realities. They examines how can these strategies can be translated into a communal physical practice, which they then use as catalyst for a creative healing process. They are interested in reimagining the process of making dances, how can the process serve the dancers as they continue to have agency in directing the trajectory of the work?