Eisa Jocson


DanceTanz im August

Audience engagement formats for "Host"
Dance Circle with Susan Leigh Foster: 14.08. | after the performance | Sophiensaele
Physical Introduction: 15.08. | 15:00-16:00 | Sophiensaele (Hochzeitssaal)
Meet the Artist: 15.08. | after the performance | Sophiensaele

With her latest solo piece Eisa Jocson creates a kind of “One-Woman-Entertainment-Service-Machine”. The starting point for “Host” was a research on female and transgender hostesses from the Philippines who create a kind of femininity in Japanese entertainment clubs, linked to the Japanese Geisha tradition. Like in a club the audience is seated next to a stage designed like a catwalk. “Host” examines economic and gender-specific strategies in the entertainment industry and questions the role of Philippine women in the context of international structures of power. Based on her experiences as a pole dancer, the Philippine choreographer and visual artist, developed the piece “Death of a Pole Dancer” about female stereotypes and “Macho Dancer”, with which she successfully tours in Europe.

Duration: 55min

A production by Eisa Jocson, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw and Work Space Brussels, Zürcher Theater Spektakel and Beursschowburg. Sponsored within the residency programme of Saison Foundation and of Work Space Brussels, tanzhaus nrw and Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting (TPAM).

In cooperation with Sophiensæle Berlin.


Concept, Choreography, Dance: Eisa Jocson / Dramaturgy: Arco Renz / Coach: Rasa Alksnyte / Sound design and composition: Marc Appart / Light design: Ansgar Kluge, Eisa Jocson / Nihon buyo coach: Nanako Nakajima / Nihon buyo teacher: Oohisui Hanayagi / Shin buyo teacher: Bea Tamura Pascua / Producer: Tang Fu Kuen


  • Past
    Fri 14.8.2015, 19:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal
    Sat 15.8.2015, 19:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal
    Sun 16.8.2015, 19:00 / Sophiensæle Festsaal


Sophiensæle Festsaal
Sophienstr. 18, 10178 Berlin

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