First World-Class Pyro Musical Theater in the Philippines!
December 13, 2010
I miss the World Pyro Olympics. When I heard that the WPO organizers were commissioned to do the first ever World Pyro Musical Theater in the Philippines for a private Christmas Party, I vowed to myself not to miss the event.
It was spectacular!
If you are a pyro fanatic, the combination of the stage performers, fire dancers, stage lights, lasers, dramatic soundtrack, and awesome fireworks is something you should see in your lifetime. 🙂
Here is my tribute to the first ever Pyro Musical Theater performance in Manila:
The setting was Sykes' Christmas Party at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds entitled, "ONE – The Pyro-Music Love Festival".
It was witnessed by 9,000+ Sykes employees in the Philippines.
The crowd was very young. Sykes is one of the biggest call center companies in the country.
The Pyro Musical Theater show started with a dance performance at around 45 minutes past midnight last December 12.
The entire 15-minute fireworks show was accompanied by a dramatic musical score.
The laser dance was cool, especially with the fireworks in the background.
Each element of the Pyro Musical Theater, performed separately, symbolized each individual employee of Sykes.
Later on, all the elements performed together like a family synchronized towards a common goal, symbolizing how each employee in Sykes is very important in contributing to the overall goals of the company.
This was the Laser Snake Dance solo.
My favorite visual performance — the fire dancers!
They displayed their talents in the foreground while the fireworks danced in the background, synchronized with the music.
It's an awesome feeling for a photographer to capture this rare combination of fire dancers with fireworks.
The Stage Fireworks Shower served as the transition from one part of the show to the next.
My favorite part of the night was the signature fireworks of the World Pyro Olypics team where they shoot fireworks with mini-parachutes so you can see them going down slowly.
This was the most surreal moment for me — watching the fireworks descending slowly, complemented by the on-stage video wall and dramatic music.
And, finally, the transition to the most-awaited finale…
It started with the fireworks in front of the stage.
I decided to just stay in front to capture the play of the stage lights with the fireworks in the background. This was the best spot to experience the finale.
All the elements came together in that grand finish. [I was expecting the performers to dance one last time with the fireworks, though, but it did not happen. (Bitin!)]
Anton worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines
for 12+ years, straight out of college, before finally quitting his day job to become a full-time Online Media Entrepreneur.
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