Watch Livin' La Vida Imelda, February 7 to March 10


( Artist-activist Carlos Celdran is taking his Livin' La Vida Imelda tour to the Philippine stage.


Celdran, who has been conducting the Livin' La Vida Imelda tour since 2004, normally holds his performances at the Imelda Marcos-commissioned Cultural Center of the Philippines. This is only the second time the tour has been adapted to a gallery setting; the first (Livin' La Vida Imelda-The Performance) premiered last year in Toronto, Canada.


Though the disco-themed, multi-media performance is a hilarious, albeit historically accurate, portrayal of the controversial former First Lady, the SLab Newsletter mentions that the show also tackles "Cold-War geopolitics, the global influence of Hollywood, Philippine post-colonial cultural identity and (its) constructs, the ideals of democracy in developing nations, and the creation of what Mr. Celdran likes to call: "state-sanctioned arts and culture."


Helping Celdran transpose his show to the stage are director Erwin Flores, technical director GA Fallarme, costumer Otto Hernandez, and set designer Eric Quebral. Joining him onstage, meanwhile, are actors Andrea Fe Padilla, Andrew Cruz, Anthony P. Falcon, Daniel Darwin, Irene Delarmente, JV Ibesate, Kiki Baento, Kuya Manzano, and Star Orjaliza.


Catch Livin' La Vida Imelda on February 7, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24; and March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at the the Silverlens SLab Gallery at YMC Building II, 2320 Don Chino Roces Extension, Makati City. Tickets cost P800 for regular viewers and P400 for students.  For more information, call Kat Luciano at (02) 816-0044 or 0917-587-4011.


Photos taken from; artwork by Warren Espejo

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