Kobalt Works


COKE is a performance about entertainment as survival and survival as entertainment in Manila, Philippines.

The performance is born of a collaborative process with a group of six Filipino performers associated in diverse ways with the Manila entertainment industry - dancers, actors, singers, a drag queen, a macho dancer, the “Sexbomb Dancers” …

Entertainment is a pervasive element of everyday life in Manila. Dance entertainment is the dominant form of dance practice in the city – on TV and online, in bars and clubs, on stage and in the ‘barangays’… It is in the context of entertainment that most people in Manila experience dance. This context brings along a set of conditions that COKE reflects on.


Coke will be performed during Julidans 2016.


  • Artistic Direction Arco Renz
  • Artistic Collaboration Nuria Guiu Sagarra & Eisa Jocson
  • Created with and danced by Raf Bravo, Lygie Carillo, Meann Espinosa, Eisa Jocson, Carlon Matobato, Ian Segarra 
  • Original Music Marc Appart 
  • Additional Music Waray Waray, filippino folk song perfomed by Earth a Kitt 
  • Light Design Jonjon Villareal & Arco Renz 
  • Costumes Santi Obcena 
  • Set Design Arco Renz 
  • Kobalt Works Company Manager Ine Vander Elst
  • Production Kobalt Works vzw
  • Co-Production PETA (Philippine Educational Theatre Association), Goethe Institut Manila  
  • With the support of Contemporary Dance Network Manila, Fo Guang Shan Mabuhay Temple Manila
  • With the support of the Flemish Government