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The House of Dancing Water

Macau, China

When it’s show night for China’s premier theatrical experience, only the best and safest rigging equipment will do.

The Story

“The House of Dancing Water” is one of the most innovative and breath-taking theatre productions in the world today. An iconic entertainment centrepiece for the City of Dreams Resort in Macau, China, it combines dance, gymnastics and high-risk acrobatics that push the boundaries of human performance.

This incredible show has been performed over 1000 times by 1000 different artists, earning countless rave reviews from around the world. Five years in the making, current investment runs at over $250 million. This is in part to the dynamic stage which transforms into different sets throughout the show’s 90 minute run time.

The House of Dancing Water’s production company approached SWR as they knew we could supply the best and most reliable rigging equipment. Equipment which could only do for some of the most spectacular theatrical sets the world has ever seen.

The Result

The customer were prepared to do a lot of the work themselves due to the scale of the show. This meant sourcing and supplying an A270 machine for swaging wire rope from 2.5 to 12mm in diameter. We also supplied a range of components, including swage rigging screws in a variety of sizes, swage eye terminals and more.

Because of the high-risk nature of the performances, there could also be no compromise on safety when it comes to selecting the right equipment. For that reason, all parts had a stainless steel construction for high-tensile strength and an eye-catching aesthetic which could visually blend in with the rest of the production.

We had to work to a tight deadline and shipping to China meant the order was subject to export regulations. After approval by the British Chamber of Commerce, the fittings were delivered on schedule to China.

The production company could now build sets to their full specification – safe in the knowledge our products are hard-wearing and built to last. We continue to work closely with our customer in Macau and are proud to regularly supply components for such an amazing show.

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