Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The House of Dancing Water at the City of Dreams, Macau

The Story Synopsis: (source:http://thehouseofdancingwater.com/en/)
The Story begins in the coast of Coloane, a Fisherman travelling with his boat enjoys his journey. Suddenly, a mysterious energy from the water creates a terrible whirlpool, grabs the fisherman and pulls him to a place and a time of legends…He cannot realize what is happening at this very moment within a lengthy time. He observes, lost and intrigued… when a storm brings a survivor from a shipwreck, a Stranger to this magical kingdom. The young brave Stranger encounters and falls in love with a beautiful Princess who was thrown into a cage by her evil stepmother, the Dark Queen. Without hesitating, the Fisherman decides to help the Stranger to fight against to the Dark Queen and rescue the Princess. With his help, the Stranger & the Princess defeat the Dark Queen and the Fisherman obtains an unexpected reward.

The Vision: (source:http://thehouseofdancingwater.com/en/)
“The House of Dancing Water” is a truly unique show in every sense. Following five years of development, two years of rehearsal, and with production investment running at over HKD2 billion (USD250 million), this incredible production has become the iconic entertainment centerpiece of City of Dreams and is deservedly garnering a growing international reputation as one of the most innovative and awe-inspiring productions to be staged anywhere in the world.

Envisioned by Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and CEO of Melco Crown Entertainment, and personally created and directed by the world's greatest showmaker Mr. Franco Dragone, “The House of Dancing Water” is a creative masterpiece blending the best of the best entertainment elements from both East and West. A never-been-seen-before production that combines theater, dance, gymnastic artistry and high-performance diving, all of which push the physical boundaries of human performance and which leave audiences amazed and astounded.

Before we even stepped foot in Macau, we had one sure thing that we wanted to do: watch the House of Dancing Water.  I've read reviews online and most, if not all, were positive and glowing reviews.  So the moment we arrived, we trooped straight to the City of Dreams and bought tickets to the evening show.  While most shows do not allow photography, luckily, the House of Dancing Waters allow it, just no flash.  Let me share with you guys some of the photos we took.  Sorry for some of the blurred ones, the shutter speed of our camera phones has nothing on the performers' tricks!  LOL.

3.7 million gallons of water?  Check.  Visual special effects?  Check. Elaborate fountains?  Check.  Synchronized diving?  Check.  Acrobats? Check.  Contortionist?  Check.  Motorcycle flying mid-air?  Check.  This show is amazing.  What's even more amazing is that they're able to switch from pool to dry land within seconds!  The only thing that's weak in the show is the story itself.  But heck, everything else more than makes up for it.  It's a definite must-watch when in Macau!  5 out of 5 stars!

Tip:  Tickets to the show may be quite expensive, but don't worry about getting the cheapest one because the whole theater is relatively small, which basically makes any seat a good seat.  Enjoy!

City of Dreams is at Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau

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