Salomé Egas is proudly Ecuadorian, an interdisciplinary artist, educator and bilingual children’s book author who is permanently questioning her identity through multiple mediums: dance, theater, film and textile arts. She’s a Brooklyn Arts Council grantee, an American Immigrant Council Fellow, and a For the Artist! resident artist at MOtiVE Brooklyn for 2022. She founded By Salo Books and her first bilingual book highlighting self-love in mixed-race characters launched in May of this year.
Her past artistic work includes: “Reflejo”, a solo which has been supported by The Greenwich Arts Council (2021) and the Exponential Festival NYC (2020). And her solo “(Up)rooted”, which has been commissioned by Skidmore College’s Tang Museum (2019).
Salomé performed her solo “Reflejo” at the closing reception of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB 2020), and was mentioned in Ekstrand’s essay “Considering Immigrant Women as Vessels of Knowledge, Power and Intergenerational Resilience.” Salomé was selected for 2019-20 Creative Capital’s Workshop for Latinx artists. In 2018, she was a fellow at EmergeNYC, Hemispheric Institute’s Program for Political Performance, touring the resulting solo “(Up)rooted” in several venues in New York State. As a solo performer and the founder of FUN Theater Collective (Fierce, Untamed Niñes), she incorporates radical self-love and indigenization as tools to empower the ancestral knowledge carried by immigrant and femme bodies of color.
Salomé has performed nationally in venues such as: Abrons Arts Center, LaMama, Dixon Place, NYTW, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, among others. Internationally, she’s performed in several venues and festivals across Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, Argentina and Canada as a lead dancer and soloist. She graduated from Skidmore College (2014), attended the “Shakespeare Programme” at B.A.D.A, England. (2012); and obtained a Master’s from NYU Gallatin (2018), focusing on International Education, Mythologies and Performance. salomeegas.com
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