IO – The “Great 50 Show Oriental Circus Indonesia” at the First Door of the Bung Karno Sports Complex was warmly welcomed by more than 1,000 people who filled audience seats on opening night, Friday, December 14, 2018.
The Great 50 Show is a celebration of the journey of Oriental Circus Indonesia in the entertainment world, after touring for half a century to small cities to major cities in Indonesia from Sabang to Maluku, with various attractions including acrobatics, clowns, and intelligent action trained animals. Nearly 40,000 shows have been held and more than 17 million spectators have been entertained by the Indonesian Oriental Circus which first presented their big show in 1967.
In the show, which was held in two sessions over two hours, there was repeated applause of spectators who witnessed the amazing attractions and were shocked by the 30 players of the first circus group to ever come to Indonesia.
The Great 50 Show this time told the story of the journey of a young man named Noah, who at that time worked as a laborer in Shanghai and fell in love with a nomadic circus group. The acrobatic action amazed him and he decided to join the circus group.
The life problem described as a “Tiger invasion” forced Noah to leave the circus group he loved and boarded a sailboat that took him to Indonesia. He then began a new life as a trader and started a family, but Noah never forgot the dream of playing in a circus.
As Noah’s three sons grew, he trained them to do acrobatic shows and began to form a circus group that entertained people in the town square.
By incorporating Indonesian art and culture into the show, the success of their shows caused a stir in the entire city and finally they formed an “Oriental Circus”.
However, one day, Noah had a nightmare which he faced the ‘enemy’ in the form of a tiger. He realized that he had to make peace with the “enemy” if he wanted to maintain what he had built. (Yoga Agusta)