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Eisa Jocson

Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines, trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet. 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 the Philippines through migrant work. In her creations – from pole to macho dancing to hostess work to princess and the zoo – capital is the driving force of movement pushing the indentured body into spatial geographies. She is a recipient of the 2018 Cultural Centre of the Philippines 13 Artists Award, the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2019 winner, the SeMa-HANA Award 2021 (Seoul MediaCity Biennale) and recently the Tabori International Award 2023 in Germany.



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