If These Walls Could Talk
May is Asian Heritage Month, and Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture wants to take you to Manila without leaving Toronto.
Kapisanan welcomes Carlos Celdran as their first visiting artist. Celdran, a Philippine-based performance artist dubbed The Pied Piper of Manila, will be coming to perform his world famous walking tour “If These Walls Could Talk” – of Intramuros, the walled city of Manila, “…an exercise in historical chika (gossip), anecdotal intrigue and swashbuckling narrative.” --Manila Bulletin
“I can’t change the way Manila looks, but I can change the way you see Manila.” Carlos Celdran
A multi-disciplinary artist, trained the University of the Philippines and later on at Rhode Island School of Design, Celdran has exhibited his works in his home country and abroad, and has served as the artistic director of Walang Pamagat (meaning No Title in Tagalog), the first experimental theatre company in the Philippines for 6 years in the 1990s. Walang Pamagat created new visual art forms that brought together sculpture, dance, theatre, and music, taking in all the varied aspects of Philippine aesthetics as an inspiration.
Carlos will also be collaborating with some of the young Filipino-Canadian artists within the Kapisanan community.
“The most entertaining ticket in town!…Highly recommended.” – Lonely Planet
“Gossipy…compelling…unforgettable…All of a sudden, Manila begins to make sense. “ - Time Magazine