Horacio Ladrón de Guevara - Other Shows

El Cortázar Tango Club

Tangos y Genios

Los Tangos de Afrodita

Viva Picasso

Borges, Un Viaje en Globo

Tríptico Bacon

Un Saturnal

Bukowski Karnival

Bukowski Carnival

El Cortázar Tango Club

Musical based on the works of Julio Cortázar (original idea by Oscar Calvelo), exiliated to Paris in 1950 “because General Perón didn't let him listen to Bela Bartok”. Works used include Historia de Cronopios y de Famas, Un tal Lucas, Último Round and Carta al bebé de Rocamadaur from the book Rayuela. Also in the show are tangos from Gardel, María Elena Walsh and songs from Jaques Brel and Sting.

The show , directed by Andrés Spinelli (Buenos Aires&París), was presented in 1989 in Argentina and counts with more than 500 shows in Argentina, France, Chile and Spain.

Cortázar's sister, who saw the show in Buenos Aires, said “Julio would have liked it ”.

The duration is 60 minutes. For information and booking of this show: Lapsus Espectacles.

Listen to a song from this show (MP3): Servilismo y Amor [Arnal and Ladrón de Guevara. Size: 2,5 Mb]

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Tangos y Genios

Tango is born in the suburbs and has a misterious and underground origin. Horacio Ladrón de Guevara takes this concepts and creates from it a Tango Satire, where Mozart, Einstein, Dalí, Frida Khalo, Marquis de Sade, Oscar Wilde and Miguel Angel Buonarrotti talk from the Tango Universe.

From this magical space we are allowed to listen to the genius problems: Mozart's conflict with his father; Einstein thoughts about the Atomic Bomb; Wilde's complaints to his lover from the Reading Prison; Frida Khalo's loneliness; Pope's inability to understand Miguel Angel; and Dalí's craziness . All this geniuses sing and dance satirical tangos, composed by Marcelo Arnal.

Listen to a song from this show (MP3): El culo me pesa [Song by Jorge Shushein. Size: 3,8 Mb]

Duration of this show: 90 minutes. For information and booking of this show: Lapsus Espectacles.

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Los Tangos de Afrodita

Musical Show by Horacio Ladrón de Guevara. Directed by Jordi Bonilauri.

The Love Goddess, Afrodita, was in orbit for 2000 years, after being expelled from Olympus for being adulterous. The Love Goddess finds in 1890, in Buenos Aires, a "free" place to come down to Earth again in the form of a "malevo" (pimp). While visiting a Brothel, the ideal Tango place, she falls in love and, again, falls victim of possession.

During the show Horacio Ladrón de Guevara plays several characters , including the Love Goddess. The show, presented in 2001 in Barcelona, was invited to the International Theatre Festival in Chile in 2002.

Listen to a song from this show (MP3): Nada es lo que parece [Horacio Ladrón de Guevara. Size: 3,1 Mb]

Duration of the show: 90 minutes. For information and booking of this show: Lapsus Espectacles.

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Viva Picasso

Original Cantata by Marcelo Arnal on Rafael Alberti's poetry and the new Picasso Museum in París, with images projected on screen. The Cantata starts as a biography of Pablo Picasso. The different stages of the life of the famous painter are shown during the show. The horrors of war are shown with the Guernica, and Las mujeres llorando (Women Crying).

Viva Picasso was sponsored by the Spanish Embassy in Argentina.

Directed by Rodolfo Arze.

For information and booking of this show: Lapsus Espectacles.

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Borges, Un Viaje en Globo

The works of Jorge Luís Borges inspired Julio López - Choreographer for Julio Bocca, Maximiliano Guerra and Maia Plitzeskaia among others – and Horacio Ladrón de Guevara to create Borges, Un Viaje en Globo .

The play was widely acclaimed by the press, that considered the work of the director as a “deep allegory of freedom ” (Luís Mazas, Clarín, December 5th 1990). Another critic said “ Horacio Ladrón de Guevara is the owner of a very rare talent, he is capable of combining with harmony histrionic and vocal.” (Sergio Núñez, Revista Humor, October 1990).

Directed by Rodolfo Arze.

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Tríptico Bacon

Silent Theatre, with music by Eduardo Ballesi, based on the Irish painter Francis Bacon. It was awarded with the Primer Premio del Festival Metropolitano de Buenos Aires (1st Prize in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Festival) in 1996.

A gigantic and claustrophobic universe makes the escenography for this play, where a passionate and contradictory man fights with his mind, alcohol, asthma and his lovers to be able to create.

The acting by Carlos Elizalde was acclaimed by the critic for his expressivity. Directed by Horacio Ladrón de Guevara.

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Un Saturnal

Silent Theatre by the Theatre Company La Muda, that recreates the roman bacchanals that are the origin of what is known today as Carnival.

Un Saturnal presents a total inversion of the world as we know it: men mutating to animals, women acting as men and viceversa. And, like in Rome, the most beautiful soldier is consagrated as King, just to be sacrificated to Saturn on the sixth day.

The play was chosen to both open and close the Buenos Aires Arte Joven Festival in 1996.

Music by Eduardo Ballesi. Directed by Horacio Ladrón de Guevara.

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Bukowski Karnival (Buenos Aires)

Original version of the show with music by Manu Peña and his band, Convicto. Nine actors and dancers worked in this performance, based on the life of Charles Bukowski. Presented in Die Schule, and with paintings and sculptures from the famous school Prilidiano Puy Reddon (Buenos Aires). Directed by Horacio Ladrón de Guevara.

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Bukowski Carnival (Barcelona)

Theatre play based on the works of the american writer Charles Bukowski, chosen from Hot Water Music, Factotum, Women and Ham on Rye, that originated eight characters, all based on Bukowski's life.

Diego Orta, composer and pianist, created the original music to support some scenes.

Horacio Ladrón de Guevara was considered by the critic as “one of the only six true ‘one man show’ in Barcelona” (Elena Hevia, El Periódico, 3rd March 2000).

The Director of La Guía del Ocio, Xavier Muniesa, said “the argentinian actor and singer is always corrosive, poetic and utterly forceful”.

Bukowski Carnival was presented in 1999 in Barcelona, in the Teatro Malic and can still be booked through Lapsus Espectacles.

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