The House of Dancing Water
Macau, China

Macau
— in China

The House of Dancing Water
Macau, China

The House of Dancing Water

— Franco Dragone

“An extraordinary magical kingdom”

Performing in the tailor made 2,000-seat Dancing Water Theater, by a cast of nearly 100 international artists, The House of Dancing Water is a spectacular love story that transcends time and space.

The show is set in an extraordinary magical kingdom that takes audiences on an awe-inspiring and emotional journey.

The show incorporates mesmerizing special effects, dazzling costumes and visual treats with the most breathtaking acrobatics, artistic and aerial performances. The House of Dancing Water has received rave reviews by audiences and critics alike and has been hailed as one of the most imaginative theatrical extravaganzas ever produced

The Fisherman

Because this brave fisherman saved its life, a Cormorant promised a peaceful life for him and his family. Thus he lives, humble and serene, fishing off the bay of Macao. Does he ever doubt that he will be lost in time and, more importantly, thrown into an extraordinary destiny?

The Stranger

Centuries ago, in Europe, The Stranger secretly boarded a galleon that had set sail for China. Hidden in his sea chest, he would become the sole survivor of the sunken ship; there the stowaway will discover love and risk his life to save the Princess.

The Princess

The beloved daughter of the sea, she is the only one to possess the power to make the water dance. She embodies joy and harmony. But the Dark Queen, jealous of her grace and power, imprisons the Princess and subjects her to the vilest of torments…

The Sage

Supple like the wind, Wabo the Sage is a confidant of the forest, the sun and the moon, the animals and the greenery. Natural ally of the princess, he is the guardian of the sacred sword, a symbol of royalty and justice. the sword that the Dark Queen lusts after, the one without which her power cannot be complete, the weapon that will be the instrument of her defeat…

The Evil Minister

He is a cowardice incarnate. He will do anything to survive. Anything that is, except to risk his own skin. Loyal only unto himself, he will serve The Dark Queen as long as she reigns…

The Dark Queen

Jealous, wrathful, and greedy, The Dark Queen will do anything to seize the throne, at the expense of the Princess, and to rule the Kingdom, ready to destroy all its beauty. No one is graceful to her eyes, except for her own reflection…

— Spotlight on theater

A technical and architectural prowess​

Created by the Pei architectural firm of New York (which has in particular the Louvre Pyramid in Paris to its name) and by designers of the show, this theatre is more than just a theatre:​

It is a real showcase through which to discover the gems emanating from the imagination and the creativity of the Dragone team.​

    20

    Divers working in the pool during each show

    Some of them wear a full-face mask that allows them to speak directly with the other divers in the pool !

    58

    Is the diameter of the pool for a depth of 9.4 meters

    It’s more than 14,2 million liters of water.

    324

    Pannels compose the stage

    Moved by 11 lifts and can go from a swimming pool to a dry stage in less than a minute

    100

    Ways to make a performer fly inside the theater

    All the technical moves are handled by 5 automation consoles.

    116

    Moving light fixtures

    When combined, they create a total of 135,800 Walts of power.

    150

    In Kilograms, it’s the weight of each main video projector

    And there are 4 of them.

    30

    Smoke machines and 254 fountains and geysers

    They are on and around the stage. Some of them are hidden behind the audience.

    7850

    in kilograms, it’s the total weight of all flying objects in one show

    It takes 265 daily inspections to make sure that everything is safe.

    Watch the Making-Of

    FOCUS ON

    Creation

    The House of Dancing Water took 4 years to bring to life. Costumes, video projections, special effects, acrobatics – no details were spared by Dragone’s team when crafting the spectacle that now appears on stage nightly. Our dialogue with water started with a handful of talented, creative designers.

    Creators

    LAWRENCE HO​

    Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment​

    FRANCO DRAGONE

    Founder & Artistic Director of Dragone

    GIULIANO PEPARINI​

    Associate Director and Choreographer​

    MICHEL CRÊTE​​

    Scenic Designer

    LI CHUNG PEI​

    Architect​

    Creative Designers

    BENOIT JUTRA​

    Composer​

    CARMEN ARBUES

    Make-Up Designer

    DENIS LAFONTAINE

    Fountain/Special Effects Designer

    SUZY BENZINGER

    Costume Designer​

    ANDREW WATSON

    Acrobatic Performance Designer

    FRANÇOIS BERGERON

    Sound Designer

    VINCENT ENGEL

    Script Writer

    LUCAS DRAGONE

    Script Writing Support & Creative Process Videographer

    LUC LAFORTUNE

    Lighting Designer

    PATRICK NEYS

    Video Content Designer

    Management

    Show Manager JEFFREY BROWN

    Resident Artistic Director CHAD LESLIE

    Artistic Team

    AARON RANDLES

    ABDELKADER AIROUR​

    ADAM KIMONT​

    ADAM MWAIBATI

    ADRIAN GARRIDO GAGO

    ALEKSANDR DEMCHIHIN​

    ANDREI MIKAU​

    ANNA ROBB

    ANTHONY YAMASHIRO

    AOIFE CARRY

    ATHUMAN FORD ATHUMAN​

    AUDREY LABEAU​

    BENJAMIN VARONIAN

    BENOIT MILOT​

    BETTY BEGIN​

    BEVEN RASHAD​

    BOGDAN BREUS​

    BRIAN WHITE​

    CALIN STEVENSON​

    CARLOS GIMENO​

    CATALIN PREDA​

    CECILIA SIT​

    CELIA HO​

    CHARLOTTE CEPA​

    CHARLOTTE DAVIS​

    CHARLOTTE JAMEISON​

    CHARLOTTE MICHELON​

    CHELSEA ADAMS​

    CHRIS BIRCH​

    CHRIS MCGREEVY​

    CINTIA TAK​

    DAVID BOWEN​

    DAVID LEBEL​

    DAVID ZEIHER​

    DEAN JEWEL​

    DENIS SNIRER​

    DENYS KUCHER​

    DIEGO MELO​

    DIOGO RIBEIRO​

    DU JIA NAN​

    EMILY HALLIBURTON​

    FABI ROSE​

    FANNY COINDET​

    FAYE LEUNG​

    FILIP SKIRZEWSKI​

    FRANCISCO MANZANERA APARICIO​

    FRANCISCO MUNOZ​

    GODFREY MWAIPUNGU​

    HALFAN SADDI​

    HANNAH BIRT​

    HANNAH LOCKE​

    HEATHER MAGEE SPILKA​

    HELENA MERTEN​

    HUSSEIN BANGUSILO​

    IMRE LENGYEL​

    ISAAC BRAGA​

    IZABELA KONDRASZUK​

    JACK ATHERTON​

    JAE EUN PARK​

    JAN PETROVIC​

    JANUSZ CIECHOWSKI​

    JENNIFER MATHIAS​

    JESS SIDDALL​

    JOANA ANTUNES​

    JOHN WILEY​

    JOHNNY KIM​

    JOOLS CALANGI​

    JORIS KONDJIA​

    JOSEANE MARTINS​

    JOSHUA GRINDROD​

    KATHERINE BARING-GOULD​

    KATY ETTERMAN​

    KAYAMBA MGAWE​

    KHUSHNUM PASTAKIA​

    KIKO KOU​

    KIMAYA RAMADHANI​

    KLEBER BERTO​

    KRISTIAN ARAYON​

    KSENIA DYKINA​

    LILY SO​

    LOWRI THOMAS​

    MADISON BURKETT​

    MAGDALENA DUDEK​

    MARCELA DE OLIVEIRA DE MOURA​

    MARGARIDA CHIPENDA MARTINS​

    MARIE-ÉLAINE MONGEAU​

    MARIO RAUSCHER​

    MARIO VENDITTI​

    MARITZA M ZAMBRANO​

    MARYNA KOSTIUCHENKO​

    MATTHEW PILLA​

    MAXIMILLIAN BENNETT​

    MFAUME MFAUME​

    MIGUEL HIDALGO MORRISS​

    MIGUEL MARQUEZ MARFIL​

    MIRIAM CHAN​

    MONIKA KONDRASZUK​

    NACHO UGARTE​

    NAHUEL BLANCO​

    NAOMI ROWE​

    NATHAN GRIMOULAS​

    NATHAN JIMERSON​

    NEIL SWEENEY​

    NICOLA WILLIS​

    NOELLE CRONER​

    OLIVIA BERRELL​

    PATRICIA SOARES​

    PIOTR HORBACZ​

    REBECCA REES​

    ROB WINCH​

    RUBEN SLECHTEN​

    RUI CARREIRO​

    RUKSHANA PILLA​

    SAID KAPAYA​

    SAMMI FONG​

    SAMUEL CHUNG​

    SATOMI LAM​

    SEBASTIEN MICHARD​

    SHEN QI​

    SOPHIE BRUNDISH​

    STANLEY KAYUYUVA​

    STEVEN NDANINA​

    TIM SANDERS​

    TJ MILNE​

    TOMASZ KAPUSCINSKI​

    TRICIA WOO​

    VALERIA SOARES DE CARVALHO​

    VICTOR CORDOBA​

    VICTORIA CLAIRE HAMMOND​

    VUAI VUAI​

    XAVI HERNANDEZ​

    YUKI YAMANAKA​

    YULAI LONG​

    YVES VANDER DONCKT​

    ZARA MCLEAN​

    ZSOLT MAGYARI​

    Technical
    Department

    ADAM CHISHOLM​

    ALAN REES​

    ALASTAIR PULLAN​

    ALEJANDRO BERNAL CASTILLERO​

    ALLAN ALGABRE​

    ALVIN YOUNG​

    ANABELA DE SOUSA​

    ANDREW STANSFIELD​

    ANGELO VASCO​

    ANNA ROBB​

    AO KUOK WAI​

    ASHLEY ALGIE​

    BALUYOT CORPUZ​

    BARBARA BOSCARDIN​

    BEN HARPHAM​

    BILL KEUNG​

    BRANDON HINOJOSA​

    BRANISLAV RADULOV​

    CAROL DOS SANTOS​

    CATHERINE SIT​

    CHERRY CHONG​

    CHESTER LAM​

    CHLOE IEONG​

    CHRIS GOODA​

    CHRIS LUNDSTROM​

    CHRIS PANETTA​

    CHRISTINA CHOI HO MAN​

    CHUCK FREYER​

    CHUEN PANG​

    CHUNG LEUNG​

    COLIN CHAUCHE​

    DANIEL HOI​

    DANIEL MILES​

    DANNY LEUNG​

    DARREN COLLER​

    DASH WONG​

    DAVID IEONG​

    DAVID SHARROCK​

    DOMENICA BOSCARDIN​

    ERIC AU​

    ERIC MADRID​

    ERIC POITEVIN​

    EVE BERNIER​

    FRANK CROSSLEY​

    FRED BEGIN​

    GARY LAU​

    GENE ESCUADRA​

    GEORDIE YIP​

    HASFAHMY HASHIM​

    HEI LEUNG​

    HENRY DEL CAMPO​

    HIRONOBU SATO​

    HOTZE HO​

    HUGO LAM​

    IAN MCPHERSON​

    IU IENG KIT​

    JACOB SULLY​

    JASON DICKINS​

    JAY WITHEE​

    JEAN PHILIPPE DIOTTE​

    JENNIFER COOK​

    JEREMY CORDELLE​

    JIM PICKUP​

    JOHN GARDEN​

    JOSE ESCAMEZ GUTIERREZ​

    JUNIOR MOHAMAD​

    JUSTIN F. SINCLAIR​

    KA MAN LAU​

    KASON CHO​

    KEN LUI​

    KERILL EZZY​

    LEONG WAI PAN​

    LUKASZ LUKASZEWSKI​

    LUNG CHAN​

    LYNNETTE PROVOST​

    MAJA BOZIEK​

    MARIANNE GARRON FOURNIER​

    MARK CARRY​

    MARLON PAGARAN​

    MATHIEU PREVOTE​

    MATIAS YLAKOTOLA​

    MIGUEL GONCALVES​

    MIKEE ARNIBAL​

    MIKI TAKAHASHI​

    NIKY BAURET​

    NUNO DA SILVA ROSENDO​

    OLIVER GRAUNE​

    OWEN HORTON​

    PAUL DE GUZMAN JR.​

    PAUL FUHRI​

    PEDRO LIMA​

    PHOEBE KOK​

    RAHMAT RAHIM​

    RALFE QUEJANO​

    RAY CHAN​

    REBECCA HARDWICK​

    REXANDER GONZAGA​

    RICK HO​

    RICKY YUEN​

    ROB PRINGLE​

    ROSE TURCHETTA​

    RUI CHIANG​

    SAM ANDERSON​

    SAMUEL LEUNG​

    SANG CHAN​

    SARA RAMONE​

    SCOTT GAREY​

    SCOTT LEE​

    SEAN COLLEY​

    SHIVARAJ KOUTAL​

    SLOANE JORBA​

    SQUID LUM​

    STANLEY LEUNG​

    STELLA WONG​

    STEVE MOORE​

    TIM DAWSON​

    TIM GIBSON​

    TIMMY KELLY​

    TOM FAIRCHILD​

    TOM WARNEKE​

    TOM WILSON​

    UTE FRIEDRICH​

    VENUS CHAN​

    WARREN INGRAM​

    WARREN WEST III​

    YIK MAN LAU

    Show
    Support

    BECCA PANG

    BJORN FRANSSEN​

    CHRISTINE LEE​

    CINDY LEE​

    COCO HUANG​

    EDUNATILA QUEJANO​

    FLORENCE FONG​

    HAILEY CHAN​

    HAYDEE WONG​

    IAN LAU​

    IRENE BANARES​

    JEAN PHILIPPE TRÉPANIER​

    JENNIFER CHOI​

    KAIA HO​

    RACHEL WONG​

    RODANTES QUEJANO​

    SEVERINO DA SILVA​

    VALENTINA KWAN​

    VERONICA LOU​

    YUKI SI​

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