Tuesday, November 10, 2009

World Pyro Olympics 09 blasts off at The Fort

For the World Pyro Olympics, 2009 will be different.  

A new venue -- The Fort Open Grounds at Bonifacio Global City.   
A new twist - the country's first-ever pyro-musical with fireworks choreographed to music. And a new approach -- a virtually whole-day affair starting at 3pm every Saturday beginning November 21 until December 19. 

From the roster of participants, the 2009 edition sounds really exciting -- past champions China (Glorious Entertainment), Australia (Explosive Productions) and Italy (Parente Fireworks) are joined by South Korea (Hanwha), Germany (NICO-Lunig), Japan (Marutayama), Canada (Pyro Studios) and the United States (Remote Effects Systems). The Japan performance promises to be a spectacle worth queueing for as the featured fireworks group is the same one that has enthralled five generations of Japanese emperors.

I've come to like the SM MOA as a venue for the past exhibitions because of the photographic possibilities along the bay although I understand that there were limitations there -- congestion and crowd control for example.  For this year's edition, what's welcome news is the availability of shuttle service from different pick-up points.  Details to be announced later in this blogspace.
Schedule of Performances:  21 November - Germany & China 
• 28 November - Canada & Australia 
• 5 December - Japan & Italy 
• 12 December - Korea & USA 
• 19 December - Fellowship of Fire and 
exhibition by the award-winning La Mancha Group (Philippines) 
• Gates open at 3pm, fireworks display starts at 6.30pm   

Details: General admission tickets available at Ticketworld outlets, Ayala Cinemas, Robinsons Department Stores and National Bookstores • Ticket prices: VIP (P1,500 incl. Via Mare dinner) • Special Viewing Area - P500 • General Viewing Area - P200 • for more info, visit www.worldpyroolympics.com 


escape said...

stunning shots. og shots! clap clap clap

lagal[og] said...

thanks bai :D swerte lang talaga. the time frame was too short to really anticipate ideal exposures. will look forward to shooting the longer performances.

The Islander said...

wow spectacular! sounds exciting. hope Philippines will continue to host big events such as this.

Sidney said...

Beautiful images!
I was never able to capture fireworks well :-(

lagal[og] said...

thanks JP. I think La Mancha will continue to do so, according to its founder, Ric Crisostomo.

thanks Sidney, shooting fireworks really entail patience and luck :D


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