MISS, a work-in progress by dancer and performer Josh Serafin (@joshudoser) (Phillippines/Belgium), unpacks codes of representation and performativity found in the more established world of transgender beauty pageantry in the Philippines, and by looking closer to the rigor and choreography in subculture and rural pageantry; where queerness explodes any fixed categorization of femininity and fantasy.

Join us this Wednesday, September 11, 8PM at BAP Outpost. Free and open to the public! RSVP: info@bellasartesprojects.org

Special thanks to Eljay Ricafranca Villafuerte a.k.a Ms. Tornado Walk, Siege Sytancgco, and "Rusty & Geoffrey Atelier, Bataan". We’d also like to thank @mzobel1 for her generosity in supporting Josh’s residency.

This event is sponsored by Don Papa Rum.

About Josh Serafin:
BAP resident Josh Serafin is a graduating fellow of P.A.R.T.S.; a leading contemporary dance academy based in Brussels, and alumnus of the Philippine High School for the Arts where he majored in Theatre Arts. He also studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Contemporary Dance, and has performed extensively in several platforms throughout Asia and Europe, in collaboration with different choreographers and artists including: Arco Renz, Eisa Jocson, Manuel Pelmus, Bruno Isacovic, Ming Wong, Choy Ka Fai, and Leeroy New and more. He has performed his works in Queer Zagred in Croatia, Bouge B Festival in de Singel Antwerp, Centre National de la Danse in Paris, Dansand festival in Ostende.

His work currently deals with questions about identity, states of being, ways of inhabiting the body, and the inherent duality that manifest in physical form and what it represents through. Taking inspiration from the current conditions, culture, systems and environments where he currently exist in. And an alter identity he has created called “Void.”
#joshserafin #dance #queer #pageant #choreography #bapresident #bellasartesprojects #eskwela

Bellas Artes Projects