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 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, CELDRAN will be using handmade visual guides, multi-media and selected artworks among the Silverlens collection as a jumping point for the Livin' La Vida Imelda narrative. This is the third time 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 19 show dates, these are scheduled on:
February 13*, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28
March 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16
All shows start promptly at 7:30 pm and will be held at Silverlens Gallery located at the 2/F YMC Building II, 2320 Don Chino Roces Extension (formerly Pasong Tamo Extension), Makati City. Regular tickets sell for PhP1,100 while student tickets sell for PhP550. The performance runs one hour and forty minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT SILVERLENS: 2320 PASONG TAMO EXT., MAKATI CITY, PLEASE CONTACT KATH PUNONGBAYAN AT firstname.lastname@example.org OR TEXT 0916-335-8018.
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