There’s not much to do in Macao if you don’t gamble. Yes there’s good shopping and lots of fine restaurants but there’s only two major shows that run the whole year round. One is Zaia by Cirque Du Soleil at The Venetian and the other is The House of Dancing Water at the City of Dreams.
The following information is from the website of The House of Dancing Water.
The world’s largest and most spectacular water-based show is an over HKD2 BILLION (USD250 MILLION) world-class production that is exclusive to Macau.
Personally created and directed by the world’s greatest show maker Mr. Franco Dragone, this is his first water-based show launched in Asia.
Over 1 MILLION spectators have experienced Mr. Franco Dragone’s unique theatrical creations, captivating audiences through a unique combination of disciplines sensitively orchestrated to produce one of the world’s most spectacular shows.
My favorite part of the show was the amazing stage which is shooting water one minute and bone dry the next. The lighting was also spectacular.
The Dancing Water Theater is a 270-degree theater-in-the-round, with a central stage at a diameter of approximately 65 feet.
“The House of Dancing Water” features approximately 239 independent water jets built into the stage lifts, providing water fountain effects up to approximately 18 meters in height. There are 11 hydraulic ten-ton elevators making the stage possible to convert from aquatic to solid floor in less than a minute.
The purpose-built theater contains one of the most spectacular commercial pools in the world, holding upto approximately 3.7 million gallons (approximately 17 million liters of water) of water which is about FIVE Olympic-sized swimming pools, and is one of the largest water-based theaters in the world.
Look at how the Japanese house disappear from the stage amidst a large burst of water from the center of the stage.
You can make out the performers tumbling over the water in this picture.
The seven ‘Riders’, motorcycle stuntmen fly up to 15 meters in height and jump approximately 20 meters in length. Due to the special use of motorbikes in the show, the average lifetime of the motorbikes is about 6 months.
Performed by a superb cast of approximately 80 international performance artists artistically trained by Mr. Franco Dragone’s talented Associate Director Mr. Giuliano Peparini and approximately 160 world-class production staff, technicians and professional divers from more than 25 countries around the world.
The final Macau show cast comprises approximately 80 performers from over 25 nationalities: approximately 45 Acrobats and Gymnasts; approximately 10 Tanzanian performance group Pyramid; approximately 7 Dancers; approximately 4 Musicians; approximately 7 Motorcycle stuntmen.
This show will definitely be enjoyed by all ages. I bought the tickets online. Check their schedule in advance because there are dark days. Ticket prices can be found here.
The House of Dancing Water
City of Dreams
Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau
telephone: (853) 8868 6688
2 thoughts on “The House of Dancing Water”
Leslie, great show. What kind of camera you use ? Does it need flash?
Betty for this show I used a Canon S109 with no flash. It’s not allowed.