Unique to the Philippines, macho dancing is performed by young men in night clubs for female and male clients.
In this solo performance, contemporary female dancer Eisa Jocson challenges perceptions of sexuality and gender by performing the male dominated macho dance and appropriating it for herself.
Macho Dancer is engrossing and powerful with a soundtrack to die for.
Light Design: Jan Maertens
Music Composition: Lina Lapelyte
Coach: Rasa Alksnyte
Dramaturgical Advice: Arco Renz
Production & Technical Management: Yap Seok Hui | ARTFACTORY
Ms. Jocson’s androgynous beauty, paired with the control she uses to undulate her torso or to spin forward on a knee, is stunning. New York Times
A co-production between Workspacebrussels and Beursschouwburg: with residency and support from Workspacebrussels, Beursschouwburg and Wpzimmer.
Image: Giannina Ottiker