Location: Gallus Theater, Frankfurt
- 10.11.2021, 6 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, Small Talk after the show
- 11.11.2021, 6 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30
- 12.11.2021, 4 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30, Artist talk afterwards
Manila-based choreographer and visual artist Eisa Jocson explores the entanglements of gender, affective labor, migration, and corporeality. In her works she also takes on the power structures and economies of gaze that are inscribed in theater and the entertainment industry. In her new piece Manila Zoo Eisa Jocson explores the intersection of humans and animals, of work, isolation and spectacle. When will Disney’s world turn into a zoo? The COVID-19 pandemic has made this question even more urgent. Who can move freely? Who is forced to live in one place, in a confined space? In Manila Zoo, happiness and horror merge. While the audience at the Gallus Theatre and the performers in Manila are connected live via a screen, they search for the political inscribed into theatre and make clear that animals and humans in isolation share the same psychosis. Following the performance on November 12, Eisa Jocson will talk with Mousonturm dramaturge Anna Wagner about the relationship between bodies, protection and economies as part of the programme “Bodies, un-protected“.
Duration: 70 min.
from 16 years
10.11. Small Talk afterwards
12.11. Artist talk afterwards in cooperation with Bodies, un-ptotected
Mousonturm-Production as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main
On 10th Nov.
Admission is only possible with proof of negative Corona status (tested, vaccinated or recovered). Test results may not be more than 24 hours old. General rules of hygiene and physical distancing must be observed. The event will operate at not full audience capacity. Wearing a medical mouth-nose covering is mandatory everywhere, also when seated. More information on Hygiene and Safety.
On 11th & 12th, due to Coronavirus-Schutzverordnung
Admission is only possible with proof of negative Corona status (tested, vaccinated or recovered). In case of test detection, the negative result of a PCR test must be submitted and the test must not have been performed more than 48 hours ago. General rules of hygiene and physical distancing must be observed. The event will operate at not full audience capacity. Wearing a medical mouth-nose covering is mandatory everywhere, also when seated. More information on Hygiene and Safety.
Cast & Credits
Artistic Direction, Choreography, Performance: Eisa Jocson
Musical Direction: Charlotte Simon
In collaboration with: Bunny Cadag, Cathrine Go, Russ Ligtas, Joshua Serafin
Creative Presence: Arco Renz
Dramaturgy: Anna Wagner
Light Design: Jan Maertens
Live Stream Video Design: Yap Seok Hui | ARTFACTORY
Choreographic advice, movement coach: Rasa Alksynte
Production Management, Coordination & Distribution: Anne Kleiner
Artistic Production Management Frankfurt & Touring: Andreas Jahnke
Production Management Manila: Perky Parong
Technical Manager: Yap Seok Hui | ARTFACTORY
Live Stream & Video Engineer: Stev.e Kwak | ARTFACTORY
A Eisa Jocson and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm production as part of the Tanzplattform Rhein-Main. Co-produced by BIT Teatergarasjen, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Kaserne Basel, RISING Melbourne, Tanzquartier Wien, Taipei Performing Arts Center, TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama. In cooperation with Gallus Theater Frankfurt am Main. Funded as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the International Co-Production Fund of the Goethe-Institut.
An event of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main in the frame of Tanzfestivals Rhein-Main. Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project of Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessian State Ballet, is made possible by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and is funded by the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art and the Foundation Alliance [Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Foundation , Crespo Foundation, Dotter Foundation, dr. Marschner Foundation, Foundation Polytechnic Society Frankfurt am Main].
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.