Am glad there are one-of-kind, wholesome shows in Manila which we can proudly tell our visiting friends to see, apart from the usual walk to Intramuros and the Manila Bay sunset.
This is what happened when I brought my balikbayan mom to see Wanders at the PAGCOR Grand Theater in Paranaque last year. Heard nothing but “ooh’s and aah’s” from her and the whole brood; same with my American mother-in-law who was duly impressed and said it’s one of the best shows she’s seen.
You see, a “tourist attraction” need not only be a place, it can also be a spectacle, a musical experience or an entertainment treat. I liked Wanders because it’s global in scope (read: it did not limit itself to local talents.) Having an international flavor is the reason why places like Las Vegas, New York and Paris are a hit with people from all over the world.
Now, PAGCOR and the same geniuses behind Wanders have come up with FLOW, another musical extravaganza to behold. We watched it a few weeks ago and couldn’t have enough of the sequences, acrobatics , dances and music performed by the international cast of Chinese, Cubans and Filipinos.
The brilliant young acrobats from Henan, China are at it again! I was floored by the part where one girl operates the bike and 11 other girls ride with her. How did that happen? hehe.
A pair of trapeze artists wow the crowd, and perform new styles that simply take your breath away.
You don’t see it in this picture, but I like the part where this same Chinese girl pushes the basketball through multi-storey hoops while lying down, and shoots it every time. It’s a hit with Filipinos because we definitely love basketball!
Some people say they liked Wanders better, but I loved Flow too. Better backdrops, more colorful costumes, more emphasis on singing…and dance!!
If you’re still not decided, Wanders and Flow are alternating every week at the PAGCOR Theater. Discover why it’s a must see!!!
For tickets and inquiries, please call 7072206 or (0917) 3261014. Group and institutional bookings are accepted.
* Pictures courtesy of PAGCOR’s Corporate Communications Services Department