• Black Box teater
  • Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival
  • 7.–16. March 2019
  • Performances, installations, talks,
    seminars and festival club
  • Eisa Jocson (PH)
  • Corponomy
  • Thursday 14, 17.00

From pole dancing and macho dancing to hostess and princess, Eisa Jocson’s body becomes an archive of performative techniques that unpacks identity and gender formation, seduction politics and Filipino social mobility. Corponomy is conceived as a performance lecture, which reveals different layers of processes involved in each role transformation. Going through the artist’s personal archive of movement research and training, Eisa Jocson shares the narratives and production of the multiple bodies inhabiting her artistic practice. Interfacing video, text, sound and live demonstration and reconstruction, Corponomy discloses the socio­cultural body politics embedded in movement language, social mobility and migration.

Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines, trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet. Through her work she exposes body politics in the service and entertainment industry as seen through the unique socioeconomic lens of the Philippines. She studies how the body moves and what conditions make it move – be it social mobility or movement out of Philippines through migrant work. In all her creations – from pole to macho dancing and hostess to Disney princess studies – capital is the driving force of movement pushing the indentured body into spatial geographies.

+ Read: A new kind of freedom is a commissioned text by Karin Cerny about the three artists, Florentina Holzinger, Eisa Jocson and Ofelia Jarl Ortega. The text was written in German, and translated to English by Caroline Wellner. Read the text here (pdf)

  • Norwegian premiere
  • Duration: 60 minutes.
  • Concept & Performance: Eisa Jocson
  • Dramaturgy: Tang Fu Kuen
  • Production & Technical Management: Yap Seok Hui | ARTFACTORY
  • Commissioned by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for da:ns festival.
  • Developed in residence at Performance Space, Sydney.