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Mario Barrantes Espinoza - El cantar del playo or... a song is a rose is a thorn

Reservations are closed. Members who have already registered can collect their free ticket at the box office at Leuven, Manhattan (STUK) on the day of the event.

Mario Barrantes Espinoza explores queer sexuality and identity to the rhythm of the plancha — the ‘music for ironing’ his grandmother once listened to. Full of heartache and theatricality, this music draws on the culture of the telenovela and the art of transformistas (drag queens). Today, plancha is an emotional oasis for the young playo (gay) community in Costa Rica and an upbeat soundtrack to celebrate playo identity. In his debut El cantar del playo or... a song is a rose is a thorn, Mario Barrantes Espinoza transforms the stage into a nostalgic landscape flush with melodrama, music and visual poetry.

reservation required

Leuven, Manhattan (STUK)

20:30 - €14

Free for members

Reservations are closed. Members who have already registered can collect their free ticket at the box office at Leuven, Manhattan (STUK) on the day of the event.

Mario Barrantes Espinoza explores queer sexuality and identity to the rhythm of the plancha — the ‘music for ironing’ his grandmother once listened to. Full of heartache and theatricality, this music draws on the culture of the telenovela and the art of transformistas (drag queens). Today, plancha is an emotional oasis for the young playo (gay) community in Costa Rica and an upbeat soundtrack to celebrate playo identity. In his debut El cantar del playo or... a song is a rose is a thorn, Mario Barrantes Espinoza transforms the stage into a nostalgic landscape flush with melodrama, music and visual poetry.

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