Hong Kong & Macau 2014: Day 5 Macau Spectacular Part 4

DAY 5 (CON’T)

No pictures as no photo taking allowed in the casino. Time passed real fast and we left at around 1645 Hrs to proceed to the Dancing Water Theatre (a further walk down from the casino) to pick up the tickets at the box office. Had booked in advance the tickets for the 1700 hrs show 2-3 weeks ago back in Singapore and paid online, given its long standing popularity in Cotai Strip / Macau. This was also meant to be a treat to SM to thank her for hosting me throughout the 5 days in Hong Kong 🙂

Some background information on The House of Dancing Water show that we came to Macau specifically for ……

The House of Dancing Water is a water-based stage production written and directed by famous director Franco Dragone. This is Franco Dragone’s second water show with his company. It premiered in September 2010. Since then, it has been performed over 1,000 times and seen by over 2 million spectators. The production is located at The City of Dreams on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The show runs for 90 minutes, and features acrobatic elements and original acts, with a stage that transforms into different sets. Over 80 gymnasts, circus artists, dancers, divers, actors, and motorcyclists are featured in the show. The performers work alongside 160 production staff, technicians and professional scuba divers from around the world.

Source: Wikipedia

Other links where you can get more background information on the plot, promotional packages etc. – Official Website, City of Dreams Website, TripAdvisor. Prior to the trip, I booked the tickets based sorely on JA’s recommendation that this is a must-watch in Macau …… and also due to the number 1 ranking on TripAdvisor. Did not read any plot synopsis or anything else …… and so went in with an open mind 😛

We were entitled to 1 photo at the entrance but skipped that due to the crowd (A LOT of tourists seriously) and went straight into the theatre. Booked the A Reserve category tickets (2nd best category after VIP) and got a row 5 seat that is near enough to the stage and yet not having to get hit by the water splashes unlike the 1st 4 rows. The stage looked like this before start ……

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I noted that many of the audience (tourists mainly) were quite casually dressed, and that they brought in food like popcorn (which is what one will do when watching a movie). So its not that high-end a show after all 😛

And best of all, non-flash photography is allowed so took some pictures (not too much though as main intention is to watch the show lah) ……

The globe image starts to unfold and the show begins ……

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After the introduction, the water effects start to come on.

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The female lead i.e the princess captured in the cage surfaces ……

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More water effects and this time, the acrobat dancers end up forming a human chandelier that went all the up to the top of the theatre …..

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And yes, the divers dived down all the way from the top to the stage (filled with water). Amazing!

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The stage morphs into a stormy sea once again ……

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Another spectacular round of lights and water ……

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As the good continues to battle the evil, the show takes a drastic turn with motorcycles and armored vehicles coming into the mix. Really random 😛

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And finally the hero and his princess triumphed over the Dark Queen and her evil cornies and its happily after all for them.

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Basically there is nothing much to the story …… It’s just that the water effects, lights and stunts were there for visual spectacle + to enhance the storyline and add to the entertainment aspect. And I guess that’s what majority audiences (myself included) came for as well, haha.

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