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Macho Dancer

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2022 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Jocson, Eisa (Philippines)

Present in collection(s): CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Macho Dancer

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2022 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Jocson, Eisa (Philippines)

Present in collection(s): CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Macho Dancer

In the Philippines, erotic clubs and bars have their own form of dance: that of Macho dancers, who perform for both men and women, their performances based on a specific movement vocabulary and physicality. In Macho Dancer, Filipino dancer and choreographer Eisa Jocson explores this economically motivated language of seduction, using notions of masculinity as body captial, and proposes a version that transgresses gender codes. Alone on stage, she recreates the muscular tension and compact undulations of this dance to a nostalgic musical repertoire from the 1980s and 1990s. Premiered in 2013, Macho Dancer is part of a trilogy focusing on the eroticisation of the dancing body and its socio-economic dimension, in the course of which Jocson has also explored pole dancing (Death of the Pole Dancer, 2011) and the work of Filipino hostesses in Japanese clubs (Host, 2015).

Source: programme of the CND

Jocson, Eisa

Eisa Jocson is a contemporary dancer and choreographer from the Philippines. Having trained in classical ballet and visual arts, her work has focused on the intersection between body movement languages and the socio-economic conditions of mobility. Her work exposes body politics in the service and entertainment industry as seen through the unique socio-economic lens of the Philippines. She has toured extensively in major contemporary festivals with her solo triptych, and with her new works under the Happyland series, she continues to investigate Filipino labour, performance of happiness and production of fantasy within the happiness empire.

Source: programme of the CND

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

Macho Dancer

Artistic direction / Conception : Eisa Jocson

Choreography : Eisa Jocson

Interpretation : Eisa Jocson

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Arco Renz

Original music : Lina Lapelyte

Lights : Jan Maertens

Other collaborations : Coach Rasa Alksnyte

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Enregistré au CND le 16 juin 2022 dans le cadre de Camping 2022

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