Macau gaming concessionaire MGM China has announced that it will launch a new resident show called MGM Awakening Lion at its Cotai integrated resort, MGM Cotai, in July.
A collaboration between MGM China and the Guangzhou Song and Dance Theatre, MGM Awakening Lion is a tailored version of the Chinese ethnic dance drama Awakening Lion and represents the first residency show of the Guangzhou Song and Dance Theatre outside of Mainland China.
It is also the first residency to launch in Macau since the temporary closure of Melco Resorts & Entertainments highly successful The House of Dancing Water last year.
According to an announcement this week, MGM Awakening Lion has been re-arranged to utilize the cutting-edge technology on offer at MGM Cotais MGM Theater.
The 70-minute drama is said to depict the journey of transformation of two lion dancers in the face of love and hate along with the dilemma of choosing between family and the nation, reflecting the perseverance of the Cantonese people. The set has also undergone all-round enhancements in character modelling, video background, stage props, choreography and the use of music.
As we embark on to the bright new journey of the 14th Five-Year Plan, MGM presents this large-scale ethnic dance drama MGM Awakening Lion, where lion dance, a symbol of Chinese national heritage and festive culture, stands as the theme of the show, said MGM ChinasCo-Chairperson and Executive Director, Pansy Ho.
Curated for tourists of the new generation, MGM Awakening Lion sets a new milestone for MGM, as it is the very first project of the MGM Lion IP (Intellectual Property), a spectrum of tourism products in multiple categories.It isa brand-new style of experiencing Macau with a wide range of events created with the lion persona as the core, and the passing-on of the Lingnan heritage as the main drive.
The residency show, as well as other MGM Lion IP products, share the common goal of building Macau into a base for exchange and cooperation with Chinese culture as the mainstream and the coexistence of different cultures. It aims to deepen the exchanges of cultural tourism in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and promote its high-quality development in humanity and culture.
The first shows will be held on 8 July, according to the MGM Cotai website.