Salon Series # 1: Eisa Jocson | Larry Ypil | Steph Misa

7 January 2020

The SALON SERIES (#1) kicks off at QUBE GALLERY on 7th of January 2020 at six o'clock in the evening.

SALON SERIES in its first edition features "Corponomy" a performance by contemporary choreographer and dancer EISA JOCSON and a special reading by poet and essayist LAWRENCE LACAMBRA YPIL.

SALON SERIES is an ongoing project initiated organized by Eisa Jocson and Stephanie Misa. The first Salon is hosted by Qube and curated by Stephanie Misa


About the artists

Eisa Jocson 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.

Eisa Jocson is a contemporary choreographer and dancer from the Philippines, trained as a visual artist, with a background in ballet. She has been commissioned by and toured extensively in major contemporary festival with her solo triptych: Death of the Pole Dancer (2011), Macho Dancer (2013) and Host (2015). Macho Dancer won the prestigious Zurcher Kantonalbank Acknowledgement Prize at the Zurich Theater Spektakel in 2013.

She recently premiered a new work commissioned by Sharjah Biennale 2019 titled: The Filipino Superwoman Band, a work that looks into the affective labor of Overseas Filipino Musicians. A recipient of the 2018 Cultural Centre of the Philippines 13 Artists Award, she won the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award 2019.


Lawrence Lacambra Ypil is a poet and essayist from Cebu. Winner of the inaugural Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize, he is the author of The Experiment of the Tropics and The Highest Hiding Place. His work examines the intersection of history, photography, and desire. The recipient of many awards including the Palanca, the Academy of American Poets University Prize, and the Ani ng Dangal, he teaches creative writing at Yale-NUS College in Singapore.