Tin Gamboa is a professional emerging artist who was born and raised on Indigenous land of Austronesian people, in a place now commonly known as Manila, Philippines. From 2010-2019, she has been based in the traditional land of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations now known as Vancouver, Canada. With her Filipino blood rumbling through her tapping toes and dancing body, Gamboa tackles questions surrounding community and culture through art, whether in live performance, group discussion, or guided improvisations. She has had the privilege of surrounding herself with strong women and works that are genuinely aligned with her heart and interests. She is honoured to have opportunities to dance with Kathara Arts Collective and Raven Spirit Dance, two organizations that work to support the global indigenous.
From July 2019-July 2020, Tin will be enriching her felt and experienced knowledge with movement and cultural research in the Philippines, with the support of the Canada Council. Tin’s focus has been on the effects of colonization as well as ancestry. She is curious about blood memory and present daily Filipino gestures that are laden with Filipino culture. With this practice-based research, she hopes to create work and spaces for cultural resurgence, audience participation, and rooted, positive change.