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February 9, 2015

The House of Dancing Water, Macau…..a daredevil’s dream but not on my top three must-watch shows

Touted as Macau’s most expensive show at HK$2billion, this 90-minute aquatic spectacle is a bit like watching the merrymaking of semi-naked Greek gods, their physiques so perfect and weaving elaborate stunts, dives, and explosions into a love story. The plot doesn’t quite make sense and only serve as a thread to connect each stunt.

My first impressions of the 360 stage was that it looked immersive and I don’t really think there’s a bad seat in the house. A pool at the centre of the stage appears and disappears throughout the show. Right off the bat it got pretty exciting with a spectacular and bizarre mix of theatre, acrobatics, stunts, dance and water.  Then nothing…  Though it was very poetic and aesthetically beautiful, there were scenes where it appeared the actors were just stalling for time, (which they probably were), but in this case it was super obvious and boring. The 15 minutes Evil Knievel stunt show was exciting but seem so out of place.

Though the stunts throughout the show are a daredevil’s dream, but the overlong House of Dancing Water is definitely not on my top three must-watch shows. This is the true truth as I say it as it is…

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