There is more to The House of Dancing Water than a mere play

It is spectacular with the facts that it extends way beyond its musical theater aspect and it involves acrobats, the use of “water” both as props and as the subject of the show with its literal dancing performance, a few ballet performances, and a motor cross exhibition held in the middle of the play. All these provide a colorful and flavorful look to the play’s simple story line, making it worth the watch for every tourist that steps foot in Macau. Here are the interesting scenes found in the play and as much as I was forbidden to take photos with my camera phone that lights up like a flash even without a flash, I still managed to document.









It is rare to find similar plays in any countries I have been to. Another aspect to appreciate about the play is its uniqueness as witnessed in its first look at stage decorations, at a musical play rolled into ballet performances, acrobat shows and motor cross exhibitions, and at the use of ‘water’ as subject and props.

The actual stage

It is indeed impossible not to get wet while watching this spectacular play. But still I enjoyed it!

Where and when to watch the play Macau, City of Dreams. Everyday except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Directed by Franco Dragone


A fisherman encounters a legend as he immerses himself into deep water. The legend tells the tale of a young man about to save the princess enslaved by her evil stepmother.

Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars (9/10)

For more information about The House of Dancing Water

Further reading

“Macau: The Country of Dreams”


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