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May 6 - 28, 2023

Citadel Theatre

In 2017, a video of 1,500 inmates in a Philippine prison dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was posted to YouTube and quickly became one of the internet's first viral videos. The "Dancing Inmates of Cebu" are the inspiration behind this new exciting musical by Filipino-Canadian creators Romeo Candido and Carmen de Jesus.

The Philippine Arts Council has a 25% promo code. Get your tickets now!


Public release:  June 2021

Premiered: February 20-28, 2021

Paglalayag: the Philippines to Canada Journey chronicles the stories of migration, and the lives of Filipinos in Alberta.

Paglalayag is the Filipino word for voyage or journey. This documentary relates the stories of Filipinos: those who arrived in the 1960s: the teachers; nurses; caregivers; temporary foreign workers; the contributions and achievements; and the importance of heritage with Filipino-Canadians.

This video project is presented with the support of the Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada and Alberta Ministry of Culture, MultiCulturalism and Status of Women.

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