Monday, December 26, 2011

Uncle Sam's Flying Circus Comes to Manila

It's not often I get invited to watch acrobatic shows but I do enjoy being amazed at performers' self-discipline and creativity in coming up with difficult and breathtaking routines that average persons like me won't probably be able to do in our lifetime.

Yesterday, I got to watch Uncle Sam's Flying Circus at the SMX in MOA and was impressed at some of the acts. There were jugglers, hula hoop dancers, Icarian game performers, and more. I'd say I was most impressed by the Genesis duo and the girl in silver who did some complicated balancing acts.

Of course, no circus would be complete without a clown and the one they have was pretty funny. He got two volunteers (well, more like pulled them with him towards the stage)  from the audience and proceeded to command them to do stuff using gestures, facial expressions, and his whistle. A lot of people laughed at the antics because the volunteers were game enough to join in the fun.

There were also two performers who impersonated Britney Spears and Lady Gaga. The dance moves and costumes were nice although the lip-synching needs to be improved :p

Kids and kids-at-heart would like watching Uncle's Sam's Flying Circus. However, if you've already watched a Cirque du Soleil show before like I did, avoid expecting too much because you'll probably be disappointed. Just enjoy what the Uncle Sam team has to offer and you'll still end up having a good time.

Shows at SMX runs from Dec. 25, 2011 to January 1, 2012. There will also be shows in Cebu on the first week of January. For show schedules and ticket inquiries, check out the SM Tickets website.

* Photos borrowed from Orange Magazine TV's Facebook album

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