Dance / Performance


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45 min.


Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines. Trained as a visual artist and with a background in ballet, she won her first pole-dancing competition in Manila in 2010. Her 3 solos; Death of the Pole Dancer (2011), Macho Dancer (2013) and Host (2015), have toured extensively in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia. From pole to macho dancing to hostess work, Eisa investigates the labour and representations of the dancing body in the service industry, exposing identity and gender formation, seduction politics, and Filipino social mobility. Her work will be shown for the first time in Spain with this fascinating and hypnotic piece, which disconcerts us through the simple strategy of displacement that it proposes: to dance the body of the male go-go from the bars of Manila. A radical and innovative stage approach that invites us to re-adjust our outlook.

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The Macho Dancing is a dance performed by young men in the nightclubs of the Philippines.

Artistic card

Concept, choreography and performance: Eisa Jocson
Lighting design: Jan Maertens
Soundtrack: Lina Lapelyte
Coach: Rasa Alksnyte
Dramaturgical advice: Arco Renz
Songs: Devil’s Dance by Metallica, Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Boney Tyler, Pagbigyang Muli by Erik Santos
Co-production: Workspacebrussels, Beursschouwburg Residency
With the support of: Workspacebrussels, Beursschouwburg, Wpzimmer

Macho Dancer