Thu. 24.06.2021 - Fri. 25.06.2021
OUR SUMMER @DE VOORUIT

NOOIT TE LAAT: Joshua Serafin

'Miss' (première)
Thu 24.06.'21
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Fri 25.06.'21

Behind the scenes of the queer beauty industry

The Philippines is a bona fide record holder in the realm of international beauty pageants, boasting no fewer than fifteen wins in competitions such as Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss Earth and Miss International. And beauty pageants are serious business in the country itself. In the city of Cebu, for example, the Queen Philippines contest takes place every year, the largest and most prestigious event of its kind for transgender women. In ‘MISS’, dancer Joshua Serafin explores the politics, culture and practices behind the queer beauty industry.

Zooming in on the strict regimes and choreographies of the industry, Serafin casts a critical eye on the codes of performativity typical of the transgender beauty contests of the Philippines, ‘where queerness explodes any fixed categorisation of femininity and fantasy’. Serafin based this work on interviews with a number of regional queens. In this way he unravels not only the mechanisms behind these contests but also the religious and colonial influences that can still be felt today.

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OUR SUMMER

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PRACTICAL

Thu 24 & Fri 25.06 - 20:00 De Vooruit Domzaal 
PODIUM / performance
€10

Credits

choreography & performance: Josh Serafin - movement coach: Rasa Alksnyte - music: Marc Appart - light design: Ryoya Fudetani - dramaturgy: Kopano Maroga & Arco Renz - production: Josh Serafin & Arts Centre Vooruit - co-producton: BIT Teatergarasjen & Taipei Performing Arts Centre - with the support of: P.A.R.T.S., Queer Zagreb & Bellas Artes Projects Manila - special thanks to: Eljay Ricafranca Villafuerte, Siege Sytancgco, Rusty & Geoffrey Atelier, Bataan and Mercedes Zobel, Eisa Jocson, Russ Ligtas & Tang Fu Kuen for the artistic advice - in co-production with: LOD muziektheater

      

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