Eisa Jocson

Macho Dancer

Part of “Spirits, Jinns & Avatars”


approx. 50 mins.

“Macho Dancing” involves young men in Filipino night clubs performing erotic dances for the paying clients. Slowly gyrating to power ballads and soft rock, they cast a spell over the audience. In her solo,Eisa Jocson, who also danced in the 2016 video for “How do you like my cut?” by the musician Peaches, takes on this role of the macho dancer, bringing notions such as gender and social class into motion. Beyond classic gender roles, a clever play with the rituals of seduction unfolds.

This event can be combined with “Sènsa” by Paul Maheke, Nkisi & Ariel Efraim Ashbel.


Concept, Choreography and Performance: Eisa Jocson / Light design: Jan Maertens / Composition: Lina Laelyte / Coach: Rasa Alksnyte / Dramaturgical advice: Arco Renz / Technical direction: Yap Seok Hui / Line Producer: Tang Fu Kuen / Songs: Metallica “Devil's Dance“, Boney Tyler “Total Eclipse Of The Heart“, Erik Santos “Pagbigyang Muli“, Wham! “Careless Whisper“ / Stage manager (HAU): Andrea Schöneich / Stage (HAU): Mohammad Naseri, Christoph Ritschel, Kristof Meers, Jörg Fischer / Lighting (HAU): Boris Meier, Sebastian Zamponi / Sound (HAU): Janis Klinkhammer / Costume (HAU): Aleix Llussà Lòpez

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  • Past
    Thu 9.3.2023, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 10.3.2023, 19:00 / HAU3

After the performance on 10.3.: Artist Talk with Renan Laru-an


Co-production: Workspacebrussels, Beursschouwburg. Residecy & Support: Workspacebrussels, Beursschouwburg, wpZimmer.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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