El Cantar del Playo or... a song is a rose is a thorn

El cantar del playo or... a song is a rose is a thorn is Mario’s third multimedia performance. With it, he revisits the sound and text worlds of the queer night scene in Costa Rica in early 2010... a time in which he begins to explore his sexual identity, also the year in which the music genre later known as plancha popularizes.

El Cantar - Mario Barrantes 16:9

Through the use of melodrama, music and visual poems, he intends to activate both the exploration of (queer) sexualities as well as the widespread circulation of plancha music in Costa Rica. He presents to you a landscape of memories that retell one of the many stories of the region from within the knowledges of a Central American migrant in Europe, in his effort to generate dialogue and understanding concerning Central America.

Concept, artistic direction & performance: Mario Barrantes Espinoza — Texts edition: Theo Livesey, Mario Barrantes Espinoza — Sound design and music arrangement: Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld — Lighting and technical direction: Ryoya Fudetani — Costumes and set: Flavio Juan Núñez & Laurent Tijou: Video projections: Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc — Vocal advice and coaching: Ignacio Jarquín — Methodology: Manu — Production: Hiros —Coproduction: Kunstenwerkplaats, WpZimmer, KVS, Het TheaterFestival, Vooruit, C-takt, KAAP — With the support of: Kunstencentrum Buda, workspacebrussels, deSingel


18.10.2021 - 22.10.2021

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