Adelaide Festival of the Arts, Adelaide Australia
Directed by: David Byrne and Marianne Weems
About the show
A 2006 workshop performance of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's deconstructed journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos; retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution. Here Lies Love is neither a period piece nor a biography, neither a play nor a traditional musical but an immersive theatrical event combining songs influenced by four decades of dance music, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment to go beyond Imelda's near-mythic obsession with shoes and explore the tragic consequences of the abuse of power.
Performed by: Dana Diaz-Tutaan, Ganda Suthivarakom, and David Byrne
Music by: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Designed by: Wendy Yang Bailey