“The House of Dancing Water” has been playing to packed houses and stellar reviews and has welcomed over 2.5 million spectators from all over the world since its opening on September 16th 2010. The HKD2 billion breath taking water-based show is a testament to the vision of Mr. Lawrence Ho, Melco Crown Entertainment’s Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and City of Dreams’ multi-day stay strategy, which has catalyzed Macau’s transformation into an all-round tourist destination, ushered in a new era for Asia’s leisure and entertainment industry, and put Macau on the world map for entertainment.
Performed by a strong cast of approximately 80 international performance artists and approximately 160 top production and technical members from more than 25 countries around the world, the production incorporates dazzling costuming, amazing audio and visual special effects, and it will be staged at the ‘Dancing Water Theatre’ designed by world renowned Pei Partnership. This purpose built theatre contains one of the most impressive commercial pools in the world, holding approximately 3.7 million gallons which is more than 5 Olympic-sized swimming pools, and will be one of the largest water-based theatres in the world!
The theatre is not very big and has seats surrounded 270 degree all round and looking around it, you can see the pool of waters, a huge back drop behind it and calculating the height, it should be around 8 stories high (24.5m). Throughout the performance, you can enjoy spectacular lighting effects with the usage of water to create a scene, colours, weather and the 3D images changes as the scenes of the story changes.
The performers must be well versed with gymnastics and able to dive and hold their breaths as they plunged through the pool, somersault across the stage and dance in the waters. Some of them performed stunts on the motorbikes as they charge towards the ramps and crisscross one another with perfect timing.
The props for the stage moves out and up from the deep waters, less than 30 secs, the water filled pool changes to a flat ground and at times rises up like a platform.
Only at the end of the show that I know that the music played throughout the performance is performed live by 4 musicians playing drums and percussion; keyboard; guitar and Erhu.
The House of Dancing Water has received numerous awards and honours:
- China Marketing Excellence Award
- China Branding Excellence Award
- THEA Award for Outstanding Achievement for a Live Show Spectacular.
- ‘Gold Prize’ ‘MassMutual Citations for Innovation’ at the HKMA/TVB Awards
- Best Entertainment of Macau from 2011 Hurun Report.
- Best Idea in Web Design at the Markies
- DFA (The Design for Asia) Merit Recognition Award for its design excellence in 2011.
Book your tickets now, enjoy and experience a spectacular performance!