Eisa Jocson (Manila)


10.11. 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

11.11. 7.30 pm - 8.30 pm

Münchner Kammerspiele Kammer2


Entrance € 15,00 | Reduced € 6,00


artist talk after the performance on Nov 11, moderated by Christoph Gurk (Münchner Kammerspiele)




PRINCESS is one of multiple productions by emerging artists that will be shown at the final day of SPIELART Festival. They can be visited one after another on Nov 11. For more information click here.

The Disney empire has made »Snow White« into the embodiment of a happy girl. In the company’s amusement parks all over the globe the performers wave and laugh and enchant the visitors. The choreographer Eisa Jocson, who lives in Manila, sees this apparently universal performance of happiness from a unique perspective: The Disneyland amusement park in Hong Kong is the largest employer of female Philippine dancers in the region. They are cast because of their skin color only for nameless supporting roles. PRINCESS is the further development of a short piece that Eisa Jocson showed at the start of the last season at the Münchner Kammerspiele as part of the production THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.


Choreography Eisa Jocson Performance Eisa Jocoson, Russ Ligtas Music Marc Appart Creative Presence Arco Renz Lighting Florian Bach Coaching Rasa Alksnyte


Eisa Jocson, visual artist with a background in ballet, came to contemporary dance via pole dance. In her works she deals with the entanglements of gender, affective work, migration, and physicality. She has examined the economics of pole dancing, acquired a form of hypermasculine, erotic dance for her production »Macho Dancer«, and dealt with the role of Philippine hostesses who work in Japanese nightclubs dressed as geishas and are projections of womanliness and sexual desire in her piece »Host«. She presents her works regularly at renowned theaters and at international festivals in Asia and Europe.


Production and realization
Production Tang Fu Kuen developed as work order in the context of the Frankfurt Positions 2017, an initiative of the BHF BANK Foundation Produced by Eisa Jocson and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Co-Production Frankfurt Positions, Münchner Kammerspiele and tanzhaus nrw Funded via the alliance of international production houses by the representatives of the Federal Government for Culture and Media Supported by Pianofabriek Brüssel and Para Site Execution in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele.