Mario Barrantes Espinoza

'Flesh can’t can’ t not’t ‘tis flesh h…'
VIERNULVIER
  • Fri 10.05
    20:00 - 22:00
    Minardschouwburg, Gent
    Romain Deconinckplein 2
  • Sat 11.05
    20:00 - 22:00
    Minardschouwburg, Gent
    Romain Deconinckplein 2

In search of identity and queer sexuality in a sci-fi world

'Flesh can’t can’ t not’t ‘tis flesh h…’ is a multisensory performance by the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan artist Mario Barrantes Espinoza.

We enter a sci-fi world set to the rhythms of reggaeton and the urban dance perreo. Two burning bodies guide us through the landscapes of a strange world, taking us on an exploration of identity and queer history from the perspective of a Central American migrant in Europe.

Espinoza moved to Brussels years ago to pursue training at P.A.R.T.S. under choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. In the meantime, he has contributed to productions by artists such as François Chaignaud, Théo Mercier, Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe, Peaches, and The Subs. In his own work, he intertwines performance, visual poetry, and music with pop culture and mainstream media.

Er wordt stroboscopisch licht gebruikt.

Concept, performance and texts: Mario Barrantes Espinoza - Performance: Luis Javier Murillo Zúñiga - Artistic assistance and text:s Theo Livesey - Dramaturgy and texts: Martín Zícari - Music and sound design: Luis Miguel Ramírez aka DJ Amapola - Light design: Ryoya Fudetani - Wax sculptures: Mona Oren - Silicone sculptures: Moran Sanderovich - Video projections: Federico Vladimir Strate Pezdirc - Stage design: Amalia Jaulin - Costume direction: Nikos Kalaz - Production: Hiros - Co-production: Kaaitheater, Toneelhuis, VIERNULVIER, DeSingel, Kunstenwerkplaats, Perpodium - Residencies: workspacebrussels, Kunstencentrum BUDA - in collaboration with KAAP, STUK - with the support of de Vlaamse Overheid and the tax shelter of the Belgian Federal Government via uFund