Mr. Lawrence Ho
Since Melco Crown Entertainment first opened its doors for business, its Co-Chairman and CEO, Mr. Lawrence Ho, has been empowered by a vision: to bring diverse world-class entertainment to Macau.
His vision and passion on Macau's gaming and tourism industry is demonstrated by Melco Crown Entertainment's full portfolio of entertainment assets in Macau: Altira Macau, a Forbes 5-Star hotel-casino tailor-made for Asian VIP market; City of Dreams, flagship integrated entertainment resort; Mocha Clubs, pioneer of electronic gaming in Macau; and the upcoming Studio City Project, a unique, entertainment-driven experience in the pipeline.
Having built an entertainment empire, Mr. Ho set out to create a lasting legacy for Macau locals and tourists – the largest water-based performance ever staged in the world – “The House of Dancing Water”.
“The House of Dancing Water” puts Macau on the world map of entertainment. It is testament to Mr. Ho and Melco Crown Entertainment's multi-day stay strategy, which catalyzed Macau's transformation into an all-round tourist destination and ushered in a new-era for Asia's leisure and entertainment industry.
“The House of Dancing Water” also represents an alliance of great minds, a combination of two distinctive philosophies coming together towards the goal of providing a breathtaking entertainment experience for people from across the world.
It is the perfect climax to City of Dreams' impressive array of entertainment attractions, a production that now marks City of Dreams apart as the premier Asian entertainment destination.
My ambition is to contribute to the emergence of a new kind of show, which isn't a circus, or opera, or a musical, but a little of all of them. A form of theater that mixes the most cutting-edge modern elements with baroque elements, a bringing together of moments of drama, tenderness and humor, just like life, told in a way and at a rhythm that cuts the spectator off from his everyday life, makes him lose all sense of time, and opens him up to different levels of interpretation. That is what I call visual theater. And The House of Dancing Water is the manifestation of that vision.