Saturday, February 27, 2010

MANILA TRANSITIO 1945

MANILA TRANSITIO 1945

FEBRUARY 27, 2010
SATURDAY

TOUR 6:30PM - MEET at the MANILA CATHEDRAL
MANILA TRANSITIO 1945 ART EVENT 8:30PM - FORT SANTIAGO

In February of 1945, the City of Manila was completely destroyed in a battle between the United States Armed Forces and the Japanese Imperial Army. An estimated 120,000 people were lost and our beloved City of Manila was never the same again.

This February 27th, To mark the 65th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila,Intramuros Administration and Carlos Celdran, will present the 2nd TRANSITIO MANILA 1945. This art event hopes to become an annual commemoration/memorial where we as Manilenos may reflect upon the passing of this event in our history. The evening will start with a sunset fundraiser tour of Intramuros at 6:30. Art installations and performances will follow at the Fort Santiago at 8:30pm. The evening will be highlighted by the release of spirit balloons by the gates of Fort Santiago. A reasonably priced buffet and refreshment will be available. Picnic baskets are allowed.




EVENINGS ACTIVITIES AND COSTS:

TOUR
6:30PM
I will be holding a SPECIAL sunset tour of Intramuros. It will be a bigger show than the usual. The tour will be followed by a special party at Fort Santiago. Ticket holders to the tour will enter the party/picnic for free and recieve a free glass of VUQO. Tour starts at 6:30PM - Please arrive earlier than that. Tour ends at 8:30PM
Php1,000.00.

Assembly point is Plaza Roma in front of Manila Cathedral.
Proceeds will go towards the procurement of scooter bikes for the Intramuros Kabayan Security Force (An NGO).

Hope to see you there!


MANILA TRANSITIO 1945 ART EVENT
8:30PM
Gates open by 7:30PM
The evening will start with music by Junjie Lerma, Caliph8, and P.G. in the gardens fronting the moat. It will be followed by Flamenco music and dance by Yerbaguena Centro Flamenco.

The evening will be highlighted by the release of spirit balloons at the gates of Fort Santiago (video above).

The evening will be capped by readings about the Liberation of Manila curated by Mabi David. Works will be read by Oliver Ortega, Erwin Lareza, Lawrence Bernabe, and Mesandel Virtusio Arguelles. There will also be a collaborative performance by Donna Miranda and Angelo Suarez.

Around the Fort Santiago grounds and Intramuros will be an exhibition of art installations by Denis Lagdameo, Reg Yuson, Tad Ermitano & Team Manila. Current artists in residence at the Living Room Vince Galvez and Alex Felipe of Kapisanan Toronto will also present a video work specially made for the evening.

Feel free to pack your own picnic basket and set up a blanket in the grass to watch the performances. A reasonably priced buffet (Php450.00) by Ilustrado Restaurant will be available for those who do not bring their own food.

Vuqo Vodka will be available free of charge and wines from PREMIER wines and spirits will be for sale.

Etrance to this event only is Php250.00 with a free drink.

*Please stay posted for updates on participation of more artists.

Text 920 9092021 to make reservations (Lesley)
or email celdrantours@hotmail.com

Please indicate on text whether you are reserving
for TOUR alone or TOUR/PARTY or PARTY only.

4 comments:

FLiT said...

Wow. is that a sherman tank blocking the gates of fort santaigo? parang sinukat.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Carlos!

Yung archive mo hanggang May 2009 lang? Di ko makita yung December 2009 - January 2010.

c.

Reina said...

I'm sorry I missed this! I hope the Intramuros Kabayan Security Force will be getting emission-free, noise free electric scooter bikes?