The Jakarta Post
Breathtaking: Acrobats of the Oriental Circus Indonesia, which was founded in 1967, put on an impressive performance during the opening act of the Great 50 Show at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Friday. The show, which runs until Jan. 20, offers a combination of modern and traditional circus performances. (The Jakarta Post/Iqbal Yuwansyah)
The Oriental Circus' Great 50 Show runs until the end of January and here are five things you need to know about the circus.
A contemporary circus featuring no animals
The show must go on without the risk of animal exploitation. Audiences may expect to see skilled performers staging rhythmic aerial silk dances, animal puppet shows, flying trapeze stunts and extreme acrobatics, among others.
The Great 50 Show tells the story of Oriental Circus Indonesia
Noah, the young man in the circus performance, illustrates founder Hadi Manansang, who established Oriental Circus Indonesia in the 1960s. He was inspired by a circus in Shanghai to create the first circus troupe in Indonesia.
Tickets are available online at Thegreat50show.com, with prices starting from Rp 150,000 (US$ 10.30). Silver and Bronze tickets range from Rp 120,000 to Rp 225,000, while Gold and VIP tickets are Rp 199,000 to Rp 450,000 at Traveloka.
According to Tribun Jakarta, tickets can also be purchased on site.
Weekend prices are Rp 50,000 higher than on weekdays, but BCA credit card holders receive a 25 percent discount on weekdays and 15 percent on weekends.
Where and when
The Great 50 Show, easily identifiable by its colorful circus tent, is being held at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Senayan, next to the Tennis Indoor Stadium, until Jan. 27, 2019. According to its website, the circus will be in Gading Serpong from Feb. 2 to Mar. 10, 2019, and additional dates will be announced soon.
Tribun Jakarta writes that young visitors can play in an acrobat studio and on a mini trampoline, and food and drinks are sold at the venue, including cotton candy. (mut)