Following the unprecedented success of The House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams, Elekron is the latest must-see attraction brought to the city by Melco Resorts & Entertainment.
MACAU -- Igniting Macau with the power and intensity of a lightning bolt, the hugely anticipated Elekron -- 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 premiere.
Following the unprecedented success of The House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams, Elekron 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 Elekron, engaged in a rapid succession of exciting feats.
Before the premiere, a host of honored guests -- including executives of Melco and Stufish, Macau SAR Government officials and Elekron 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.
Elekron 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 electric vehicles.
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 Elekron 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, Elekron is set to electrify Macau starting tomorrow.
Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said: "Elekron 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 city."
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 Elekron. We believe the launch of Elekron 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 Elekron 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!! "
"Elekron 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 dialled to perfection. I just love the highly technical and original theatrical experience Elekron 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, Elekron sets dizzying new standards for live entertainment."