The Vision

“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.

Mr. Lawrence Ho

Mr. Laurence Ho
The House of Dancing Water puts together the best of the best in the entertainment world, which is truly a gift we tailor-made for Macau

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.

Franco Dragone

Franco Dragone

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.

My ambition is to contribute to the emergence of a new kind of show, which isn't a circus, or opera, or a musical......That is what I call visual theater.

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