Eisa Jocson is a globally active choreographer based in the Philippines. Her “Death of the Pole Dancer” (first performed in 2011) uses the life of a female pole dancer to explore the use of marginalized bodies in entertainment and was followed by “Macho Dancer” (first performed in 2013). She will give the first performance in Japan of “HOST”, which examines how gender and service are embodied in performances of “femininity.”
- 2.17 [fri] 16:00
- 2.18 [sat] 18:00
- 2.19 [sun] 18:00
Born in the Philippines. Trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet, she won her first pole-dancing competition in Manila in 2010, and started pole “tagging” and other public interventions in various cities. Under successive residencies in Belgium, Eisa developed an artistic praxis that questions the stereotype and context of the female pole dancer. Her solo Death of the Pole Dancer (commissioned by In Transit Festival 2011 in Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) toured across the world. As a 2014 Visiting Fellow of The Saison Foundation, she conducted her research in Japan and presented HOST at TPAM in Yokohama 2015 as a work-in-progress. The work was world premiered at Tanzhaus-nrw Dusseldorf in May 2015.