The all-electric daredevil show wows the city ahead of public opening tomorrow
MACAU, CHINA - Media
OutReach - January 23, 2019 - Igniting Macau with the power and intensity of a lightning
bolt, the hugely anticipated El?kron -- the world's first all-electric indoor
theatrical stunt show -- launched with a bang at Studio City tonight as it
excited celebrities, dignitaries and VIP guests at its spectacular world
A host honored guests-including executives of Melco and Stufish, Macau SAR Government officials attended the grand opening ceremony to celebrate the show's official launch.
El?kron represents a beacon of hope in a fictional post-apocalyptic world. In this fantasy realm, the performers play a unified nomadic tribe who must race against time to confront and redirect powerful electrical forces, creating a heroic story of survival in a land where nature has careened out of control.
El?kron performs with all-electric sports cars, customized buggies, quads, trials bikes and FMX bikes wowed the crowd with a succession of high-octane feats and daredevil jumps performed at super-close range to the audience, while fireworks and pyrotechnics provided added flashes of excitement throughout.
One eye-catching highlight includes setting a Porsche on fire and driving it around the arena while motorcycle riders and buggy drivers chaotically drop in from the top of a huge projection screen at a height of 12 meters, at an incredibly steep 65 degree angle and come screeching to a halt just a couple meters from the audience.
Following the unprecedented success of The House
of Dancing Water at City of Dreams, El?kron is the latest must-see attraction
brought to the city by Melco Resorts & Entertainment. Developed in
partnership with globally renowned entertainment architects Stufish, and
with the full support of the Macau SAR Government. The show features dozens of powerful custom-made electric vehicles
designed exclusively for El?kron, engaged in a rapid succession of exciting
Before the premiere, a host of honored guests --
including executives of Melco and Stufish, Macau SAR
Government officials and El?kron ambassador Shawn Yue -- attended the
red carpet event and grand opening ceremony to celebrate the show's official
launch. For the next 75 minutes, the death-defying stunts and non-stop action
kept guests glued to the edge of their seats.
El?kron is an ancient Phoenician word meaning
"shining light", and in the context of the show it represents a beacon of hope
in a fictional post-apocalyptic world. In this fantasy realm, the performers
play a unified nomadic tribe who must race against time to confront and redirect powerful electrical forces, creating a heroic story of survival in a
land where nature has careened out of control.
Against the backdrop of an abandoned power
station, all-electric sports cars, customized buggies, quads, trials bikes and
FMX bikes wowed the crowd with a succession of high-octane feats and daredevil
jumps performed at super-close range to the audience, while fireworks and
pyrotechnics provided added flashes of excitement throughout. One of the shows
highlights came from The Kangaroo Kid, two times Guinness World Record holder
of the Longest Ramp Jump on a Quad Bike, who stopped the audience's
hearts with his highly technical maneuvers and bold jaw dropping stunts on his
powerful quad bike. All of the excitement throughout the night is confined to a
tight space of only 900 square meters, smaller than an Olympic size swimming
pool, requiring drivers to have impeccable control over their high-torque
Other highlights include setting a Porsche on
fire and driving it around the
arena while motorcycle riders and buggy drivers chaotically drive up and drop in
from the top of a huge projection screen at a height of 12 meters, at an incredibly
steep 65 degree angle and come screeching to a halt just a couple meters from
the audience. The biggest cheer of all arrived when an electric biplane soared
right over the crowd with seven world-class aerial wing-walkers dancing on top.
Assembled from all over the
world, the cast of El?kron is comprised of more than 150 international performers,
creative specialists, designers and technicians. All the vehicles featured in
the show are bespoke and designed from scratch, and powered by Tesla motors with a custom-designed control system. Defying the laws of nature and
mankind, El?kron is set to electrify Macau starting tomorrow.
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and
CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said: "El?kron is the latest in a long line of firsts for Melco and
Macau. Together, we are creating a world class destination for tourism
and the MICE industry. And like everything we do at Melco, it's a
product of successful, creative, hardworking partnerships with some of the
world's finest talents. I'd like to thank our co-producers Stufish
for bringing this spectacle to life, and the Macau Government for
continued support and enthusiasm for the innovations we bring to the
Maria Helena de Senna
Fernandes, Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO)
said: "We appreciate Melco's efforts in bringing yet another world-class
attraction to Macau through El?kron. We believe the launch of El?kron will once
again put Macau at the forefront of the global entertainment industry. The
Macao Government Tourism Office will continue to collaborate with leading
resorts like Studio City, to further promote Macau as a top global destination
for leisure and entertainment."
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong celebrity
and El?kron ambassador, said: "That was intense! I knew this show was going to be something
special but nothing can prepare you for what it's like to see those incredible
stunts being performed at ultra-high speeds right in front of you-it was
absolutely mind-blowing!! "
"El?kron has proven that everything is possible!
All the death-defying stunts have such a small margin for error, the
choreography of every jump, dive, and leap has been dialed to perfection. I just love the highly technical and original
theatrical experience El?kron created, it is definitely a high-energy,
adrenaline-pumping and exciting live show to watch!"
Mr. Ray Winkler, CEO and
Design Director of Stufish Entertainment Architects said: "From our first meeting with Melco, we knew that we had the
chance to create something original here in Macau, and I think the results
speak for themselves. Combining Stufish's expertise in creating world-class
performance experiences with Melco's bold and pioneering vision, El?kron sets
dizzying new standards for live entertainment."
To experience and enjoy the world's most
electrifying stunt show, special packages are available now. For show
information, tickets and package details, please visit
About Studio City
Studio City is set to take Macau's entertainment
destination proposition to unprecedented new levels, by providing a 'next
generation' of outstanding entertainment-driven leisure destination experiences
that will help the territory's evolution into a truly international tourism
The Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is a
thrilling new cinematic inspired entertainment and leisure destination and is
designed to be the most diversified entertainment offering in Macau. Ideally
located on Cotai, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point connecting
Hengqin Island and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit,
Studio City will deliver more world-class entertainment amenities than any
integrated resort in the market.
Studio City's stunning Art Deco facade includes the "Golden Reel", the world's highest figure-8 Ferris wheel which straddles the
resort's two-tower hotel at a height of some 130 meters. The integrated resort
will provide the ultimate in sophisticated leisure entertainment, hotel,
retail, dining and lifestyle experiences.
The resort's innovative entertainment offerings
include "Studio City Event Center", a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment
center designed to host live concerts, theatrical and sporting events; and "Studio 8", a
300-seat live-audience TV broadcast studio for reality and game-show
productions distributed in the Asia region. The entertainment experiences also
include "Batman Dark Flight" a Warner Bros. Batman-themed 4D flight simulation,
and "Warner Bros. Fun Zone", a 40,000-square-foot family entertainment center
for kids filled with many franchise characters and play-rides from Warner Bros.
and DC Comics.
Studio City is destined to deliver an
unparalleled leisure entertainment and hospitality experience, strengthening
the depth and diversity of Macau's leisure, business, and tourism proposition
as a leading visitor destination in Asia.
Stufish, founded by the late and legendary Mark
Fisher, has an international award-winning portfolio including theatrical and
musical productions, touring shows, concerts, as well as permanent/temporary
entertainment architecture. Some examples of Stufish's high profile tours
include Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, the Rolling Stones' No Filter tour, Beyoncé and Jay Z's, On The Run II tour, and U2
Experience + Innocence 2018, as well as tours for Madonna, Lady Gaga,
Robbie Williams and more. Exhibition design includes Pink Floyd: Their
Mortal Remains, the highly acclaimed and largest selling music exhibition of
all time at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Award winning examples of
their bespoke permanent building designs are the Han Show Theatre and Dai Show
Theatre in China. UAE projects include the FIFA World Cup Opening & Closing
ceremony Abu Dhabi 2009, UAE 4th Anniversary Show Abu Dhabi 2012, Qasr al
Hosn-Story of a Fort Abu Dhabi 2013, and Qasr al Hosn master planning
competition 2015. Stufish also designed the opening and closing ceremonies of
the Beijing Olympics 2008, the Asian Games 2010, and the 5th AIMAG Opening
Ceremony in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 2017, as well as many sets for TV shows of
which the MTV Video Music Awards (2017) and the National Television Awards
(2018) in the UK are recent examples.
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