Eisa Jocson/Yasmeen Godder Company/Sandra Noeth/Anna Wagner
(Manila/Jaffa/Berlin/Frankfurt a. Main)
Dramaturgical Perspectives #1: Strategies on Touch
- 13.05.2020, 7 p.m.via Youtube
The choreographers Eisa Jocson and Yasmeen Godder both produce work that examines the relationship between performers and spectators from very different perspectives. They begin the series ‘Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrities of the Body’ in ‘Dramaturgical Perspectives #1’ by exchanging views on their artistic practices in conversation with the curator and researcher Sandra Noeth and the Mousonturm dramaturg Anna Wagner: how do direct and indirect touching open up experiences of empathy and caring? And when do they mark the boundaries of our own bodies and the bodies of others?
Live stream via youtube
Cast & Credits
„Unversehrtheit: Conversations on the Integrities of the Body” ist ein Projekt von Künstlerhaus Mousonturm mit Sandra Noeth im Rahmen von „Corponomy – Politiken des Körpers in Tanz, Performance und Gesellschaft“, gefördert durch die Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, und im Rahmen von „DMT– Digitaler Mousonturm“, gefördert durch die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien als Teil des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser, unterstützt durch das Hochschulübergreifende Zentrum Tanz Berlin.
Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines, trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet. With 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 her creations – from pole to macho dancing and hostess work, to Disney princess to Superwoman and to Zoo animals – capital is the driving force of movement pushing the indentured body into spatial geographies. Jocson has toured extensively in major contemporary festivals with her solo triptych: “Death of the Pole Dancer” (2011), “Macho Dancer” (2013) and “Host” (2015) and with the HAPPYLAND series, produced by Mousonturm: “Princess” (2017), “Your Highness” (2017), “Manila Zoo” (2021). “The Filipino Superwoman Band” (2019), a work on the affective labor of Overseas Filipino Musicians was commissioned by Sharjah Biennale. She is a recipient of the 2018 Cultural Centre of the Philippines 13 Artists Award, the winner of Hugo Boss Asia Art Award in 2019 and received the 2021 SeMa-HANA Award for the work TFSB2020: Superwoman, Empire Of Care at the Seoul MediaCity Biennale.
Yasmeen Godder Company
Yasmeen Godder was born in Jerusalem and grew up in New York City, where she studied dance. She has lived in Israel again since 1999. She has toured the world as a freelance choreographer since 1997, visiting venues including the Lincoln Center Festival, Tokyo International Festival, HAU in Berlin, the Place Theater London, Montpellier Dance Festival, tanzhaus nrw, Kunstenfestivaldesarts and Theater Freiburg. She won a prestigious Bessie Award in 2001 and this has been followed by a series of other international awards. At her studio in Jaffa, which is a centre for both research and production, she teaches and organises numerous projects, also including the Arab Jewish community. In recent years she has collaborated with the dramaturg and dancer Monica Gilette in developing sustained work together with people with Parkinson’s disease that has had a major influence on her artistic practice.
Sandra Noeth, professor at HZT – Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, has been active internationally as a curator and dramaturge, specializing in ethical and political perspectives toward body-practice and theory. Noeth acted as the Head of Dramaturgy and Research at Tanzquartier Wien (2009–2014). Recent publications include “Resilient Bodies, Residual Effects: Artistic Articulations of Borders and Collectivity from Lebanon and Palestine” (2019, transcript) and “Bodies of Evidence: Ethics, Aesthetics, and Politics of Movement” (2018, with G. Ertem, Passagen). As an educator, she was a Senior Lecturer at SKH-Stockholm University of the Arts (2012-2020) and a Resident Professor at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2015-16). See https://www.udk-berlin.de/personen/detailansicht/person/show/sandra-noeth/
Anna Wagner is dramaturg and artistic co-director at the theatre Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main. After studying theater studies Anna worked as assistant curator for dance at the theater Hebbel am Ufer/HAU in Berlin and was head of the dance department at Theater Freiburg. At Künstlerhaus Mousonturm she works regularly as production dramaturge with artists such as Eisa Jocson, Paula Rosolen and Jetse Batelaan. she is also co-founder of “Tanzfestival Rhein-Main” and has curated or co-curated various international programs like “Indonesia LAB” (2015) and “This Is Not Lebanon” (2021). Interested to expand the notion of performing arts, she has initiated various special projects like Oper Offenbach (2018) and The Greatest Show on Earth – A Performance-Circus for the 21st Century (2016).