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Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of All Ages

Published on May 7, 2019

The Oriental Circus of Indonesia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary via an extended national tour of a dynamic new concept for entertainment combining music, theater, state-of-the-art lighting, acrobatic and nail-biting feats of high-wire derring-do feature non-stop in the current The Great 50 Show.

A story depicting the journey of Indonesia’s legendary circus family and dedicated to Jansen Manansang, Frans Manansang, Tony Sumampau – the show features a stellar cast of international performer and creators who have jointly created a show to rival the likes of Circus Soleil. An original musical score by renowned Indonesian composer Nikitas Dompas, transformational lighting and special effects by Sembilan Matahari, original choreography by Evelinn Kurniadi, acrobatic direction by Jerôme Maurel, and lighting design Albert Wileo – all combine to present an evening of theatrical performance that will form the central memory of a Bali Holiday.

The Great 50 Show Indonesian Tour including 4-month-run in Bali is produced by well-known French entrepreneur and impresario Thibault Paquin and directed by Australian Peter Wilson who, together with Made Sidia, created Bali’s longest running stage performance at the Bali Safari and Marine Park and masterminded the opening ceremony for the Sydney Olympics.

The production will run through August 25th with two shows daily at 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm under a big top located on Jalan Sunset Road in Kuta across from the Golden Tulip Jineng Hotel. Ticket prices start from Rp. 200,000 per person and can be purchased online at the official Website

Hans Manansang, the deputy director of Taman Safari Indonesia who are presenting the circus extravaganza, explained the show is unique on a number of levels including the fact that no live animals perform in the show commemorating 50 years of the Oriental Circus under the big-top in Indonesia.

The 4-month Bali appearance comes after extended runs in Sumatra and Java.

The approximately two-hour long performance represents a mesmerizing admixture of a live concert, gala dance presentation, theatrical storytelling, acrobatic feats, and high-risk aerial performance.

And, yes, there will be clowns. Lots of clowns.

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