Livin' La Vida Imelda

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture presents the North American premiere of



Don't get turned away at the door!

Livin' La Vida Imelda by Carlos Celdran

"Disco, dictators, and dirty laundry, completely Imeldific”

The shoes, the sleeves, the stunning political cultural comeback --- Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines, has become an unlikely cultural icon in recent years, inspiring David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, as well as other international playwrights, photographers, and artists.

Get to the heart of what makes her so compelling In “Livin’ La Vida Imelda”, an irreverent and insightful performance that will take you one of the most controversial periods in Philippine history, the 1970’s. It’s the tumultous era of the Cold War, Martial Law, bell-bottom jeans, & Miss Universe, all seen through the life and ambitions of the lady who defined it, Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

Visiting artist Carlos Celdran normally gives this performance / walking tour at the Cultural Centre of the Philippines, one of Imelda’s legacies, and he’ll recreate this setting at Twist Gallery in collaboration with Kapisanan’s resident artists, Kristina Guison and Eric Quebral.

Presented by Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture at Twist Gallery 1100 Queen St. West, Toronto

Preview Thursday June 2nd 2011 – 8pm Opening Night Fundraiser Performance + Gala Reception Friday June 3rd 8pm With DJ Jeremy Glenn Saturday June 4th  2:30pm and 8pm Sunday June 5th  2:30pm

Note: Parental Advisory - show has adult content

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Opening Night June 3rd - 8pm Tickets available at the door, $25 (Cash only)

Preview Night June 2nd - 8pm Tickets available at the door, $15 (Cash only)

Saturday June 4th Matinee - 2:30pm & Saturday Night  - 8pm Tickets available at the door, $15 (Cash only)

Sunday June 5th Matinee - 2:30pm Tickets available at the door, $15 (Cash only)

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Kapisanan would like to acknowledge The Ontario Arts Council for their generous support of this project.

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