Saturday, July 20, 2013, 7:30 pm

MACHO MOVES is a performance piece on the practice of macho dancing, a unique phenomenon in the Philippines. In this performance, Eisa Jocson employs rituals of seduction in macho clubs as framework to explore relations between performer and audience. By performing as a macho dancer, she challenges the public to reflect on notions of gender, sexuality and the body as economic capital. 

Part of a series of performances curated by Carlos Celdran for the exhibition Common Ground Barrier.


born 1986
lives and works in Manila, Philippines

2009 Apprenticeship program, Art Students League of New York (USA)
2008 University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2003 Philippine High School for the Arts, Visual Arts

Exhibitions, projects (2010-2013, selection)

Macho Dancer,  Workspacebrussels, Beurrshouwburg, Brussels(BE)

    -    This new solo creation is invited to four Festivals in Europe:
          Impulstanz(Vienna), Nooderzon(Groningen), Tanz im August(Berlin), 
          Theater Spektakel(Zurich)

Death of the Pole Dancer, IT IS NOT (A)FAIR, Tranzquartier Wien, Vienna (AT)
Death of the Pole Dancer, 33rd ZurcherTheater Spektakel, Zurich, (CH)
Up,(creation and premiere) Dansand!, Ostend (BE)

Death of the Pole Dancer, Baroque Bodies Festival, Beursschouwburg, Brussels(BE)
Death of the Pole Dancer, In Transit Performance Art Festival HKW, Berlin(DE)
I am not a Robot, Ballet Philippines’ Kabaret, ATC, Taguig(RP) 

Apollo 11, Works-in-progress, Monsoon 2010 encounters, Leuven(BE)