october, 2017

27oct - 28oct 278:00 pmoct 28da:ns festival – Macho Dancer and Corponomy by Eisa Jocson8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (28) 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981

Event Details

One of Philippines\\’ most provocative dance artists, Eisa Jocson explores gender, politics and power relations as seen through the unique socioeconomic lens of her native country. In this doublebill, audiences can experience one of her most iconic works, a transgressive gender-bending performance called Macho Dancer, followed by a performance lecture titled Corponomy, which reflects on Jocson’s conceptual and socially-informed practice.

Macho Dancer is inspired by a seductive dance form performed by young men in Manila nightclubs. In this internationally toured piece, Jocson embodies the exaggeratedly masculine and sexual vocabulary – slow gyrations, body undulations, bicep flexing – set to the tenor of power ballads. Here, she enacts what she calls a “gender loop”, where notions of desire and objectification play out back and forth between gender roles without easy resolution. Her strikingly androgynous dance was featured in electronic musician Peaches’ iconic music video for How Do You Like My Cut? (2016).

Time

27 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 28 (Saturday) 10:00 pm

Location

Esplanade

1 Esplanade Drive Singapore 038981

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