22nd September 2010
ShowTex Hong Kong supplied and installed the main stage draperies and hundreds of meters of tracks for Franco Dragone's latest creation in Macau, the world's most spectacular grand scale water themed theater.
Thousands of meters of ShowTex's inherently flame retardant Paris CS Velour line the entire building as acoustic masking/ The main curtains are also made from the satiny 520 gr/m² weight velvet.
Drapes attached to custom curved Alu-Pipe tracks serve to mask all technical equipment, catwalks, grids, and wiring in the venue as well.
"The House of Dancing Water" is a unique show created and directed by Franco Dragone in the Li Chung (Sandi) Pei purpose built and designed Dancing Water Theater at City of Dreams in Macau.
As one of the main features of Melco Crown Entertainment's leisure oasis City of Dreams, the 2,000 seat state-of-the-art venue combines advanced technologies with a traditional black box theater. The 270-degree theatre-in-the-round houses an approximately 160 feet in diameter pool, with a depth of 26 feet and holding 3.7 million gallons of water, more than five times the volume of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Bim Cheung, ShowTex Hong Kong's managing director comments, "From the beginning, it was clear that this space would become one of the most iconic concept theaters in the world. The special effects are an intricate collaboration of technical specialists in the air and underwater who must remain invisible to the audience at all times. The drapes create an intimate atmosphere for the dramatic love story on stage while making sure what's going on backstage remains a secret. "The House of Dancing Water" will run for at least a ten year period and welcome countless audiences, the ideal environment for our Paris CS velvet that withstands moisture and meets the strictest flame retardant standards."