Carlos Celdran to open Imelda show on Feb


Posted at Jan 24 2012 10:12 AM | Updated as of Jan 24 2012 06:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Tour guide and artist Carlos Celdran, the man behind the controversial Damaso protest at the Manila Cathedral in 2010, is set to hold next month the "Livin' La Vida Imelda" show, a performance framed by the biography of former First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Previously a tour at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), "Livin' La Vida Imelda" will be held at the Silverlens SLab gallery at Don Chino Roces Extension in Makati City on February 7, 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24, and on March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10.

All shows start at 8 p.m.

On Twitter, Celdran said he is loving his collaborators for "Livin La Vida Imelda" this year, which include Erwin Flores, GA Fallarme, Andrea Fe Padilla, Andrew Cruz, Anthony Falcon, Daniel Darwin, Irene Delarmente, JV Ibesate, Kiki Baento, Kuya Manzano and Star Orjaliza.

He also invited the public to participate in his newest show.

Celdran has been doing the "Livin' La Vida Imelda" tour since 2004 at the CCP. His website said the show "explores issues of 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.'"

It premiered at the Twist Gallery in Toronto, Canada last year.

"This is the second time Mr. Celdran has transposed the performance to a gallery setting," the website said.

Tickets are available at Silverlens at 2320 Don Chino Roces Extension in Makati City. For more information, call Kat Luciano at (02) 816-0044 or 0917-587-4011.