Since 2004, performance artist and cultural activist Carlos Celdran has been performing his multi-media 1970’s Philippine history and disco themed “Livin’ La Vida Imelda” tour/ performance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex. His performance explores issues of Cold-War geopolitics, the global influence of Hollywood, Philippine Post-colonial cultural identity and it’s constructs, the ideals of democracy in developing nations, and the creation of what Mr. Celdran likes to call: “State sanctioned arts & culture”.
This gossipy performance is framed by the biography of the Philippine’s flamboyant former first lady Imelda Marcos and set to disco music.
In lieu of the setting provided by Mrs. Imelda Marcos’ commissioned architecture, Mr. Celdran will be using handmade visual guides, multi-media and selected artworks among the Silverlens/SLab collection as a jumping point for the “Livin’ La Vida Imelda” narrative. This is the second time Mr. Celdran has transposed the performance to a gallery setting. “Livin’ La Vida Imelda - The Performance” premiered in 2011 at Twist Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
There will be 7 more show dates, these are scheduled on:
March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10
All shows start promptly at 8 pm
All shows will be held at Silverlens SLab gallery located at the 2/F YMC Building II, 2320 Don Chino Roces Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati City.
Regular tickets sell for P800 while student tickets sell for P400.
The performance runs one hour and forty minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.
Director Dude: Erwin Flores
Technical Guy: GA Fallarme
Props Maestro: Otto Hernandez
Players: Andrea Fe Padilla, Andrew Cruz, Anthony P. Falcon, Daniel Darwin, Irene Delarmente, JV Ibesate, Kiki Baento, Kuya Manzano, Star Orjaliza
THE Terno by: Franko Bo
THE Hair: Stagen Si
Environment/Set: Eric Quebral
Video Masters: Pepe and the Polygons
Stage Management Queen: Wowie Bonto
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SILVERLENS: 2320 PASONG TAMO EXT., MAKATI CITY
PLEASE CALL KAT LUCIANO AT 816-0044 (OFFICE HOURS) OR TEXT 0917-587-4011 (ANYTIME).