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Approx. 50 minutes. Partly in English.


The derogative title «Miss» experiences an ambivalent self-empowerment at Philippine trans-gender beauty pageants. These pageants have become platforms for the LGBTQIA* community to showcase their bodies in line with Western beauty standards. This is, however, fraught with problems, as the pageants transform trans people into a spectacle for the entertainment of the general public.

In «Miss», Joshua Serafin casts a critical eye on the particularities of the aesthetics, structure and discourses of Philippine beauty pageants and raises critical questions about the global politics of beauty standards. «Miss» is a deeply honest exploration of what it means to be a woman*.



Performance and Choreography: Joshua Serafin
Dramaturgy: Kopano Maroga and Arco Renz
Artistic Advice: Rasa Alksnyte
Sound Composer: Marc Appart
Lighting Designer: Fudetani Ryoya
The work is a co-production between Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER (Belgium), LOD Muziektheater, BIT Teatergarasjen (Norway) and Taipei Arts Festival (Taiwan)
Residencies: Bellas Artes Projects (Manila), Queer Zagreb (Croatia), Beursschouwburg (BE), Zinnema (BE)
Photos: Michiel Devijver

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