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Jakarta Post

Oriental Circus Indonesia still going strong

  • Dhoni Setiawan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 9 2019   /  03:22 am

Modernizing performance: An Oriental Circus Indonesia performer showcases a Sumatran tiger plush toy. The circus has decided to stop using live animals as part of its 50-year anniversary celebration.The Oriental Circus Indonesia’s (OCI) recent performance shows that it is not only keeping its 50-year legacy alive but also adapting to new market demands. Around 1,000 spectators filled the OCI circus tent at the Gelora Bung Karno sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, in December. The OCI performers took the audience on an emotional rollercoaster and made them clap, sit on the edge of their seats, laugh and even cry.The OCI was celebrating its long journey, which has spanned more than 50 years, in the entertainment business.Since 1967, the circus group has been performing numerous kinds of live performances such as acrobatic, clown and animal shows. The OCI has also earned global re...