11 Dec 2020
UM members visit the House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams and join the backstage explorer tour

With the coordination of the Director of Property Services at Melco Resorts & Entertainment, alumnus Leong Choi Wai, the Alumni and Development Office (ADO) and the Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion of Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) co-organized a group visit to the House of Dancing Water at City of Dreams recently, more than 50 UM members joined the visit. This activity aims to provide a site visit opportunity for UM staff and students who interested in pursuing stage mechanical jobs after graduation to explore the stage operational works of the world-renowned theatre show, which could let them know about the entry requirements of the positions and better prepare themselves to enter the workforce in the near future.

The UM delegation received a warm welcome from the Director of Human Resources Department, Ms. Olivia Lei and her team members. The Entertainment Technical Director of the House of Dancing Water, Mr. James Frederick Hardwick and his team members led the delegation to visit the beating heart of the theater rarely seen by the public, which allow them to have an insider’s look at the stage operational works (including the works of the lighting, sound, mechanical and diving team). They also introduced the stage design, special effects and engineering installations to the delegation. Moreover, representatives of different teams also shared their work experiences with the delegation.

The delegation includes Director of ADO, Ms. Cindy Lam; Director of Centre for Science and Engineering Promotion, Prof. Tam Kam Weng; Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Prof. Wong Man Chung; Associate Prof. Choi Wai Wa and Assistant Prof. Wong Chi Kong from FST.


代表團獲人力資源行政總監李婉欣及其團隊的熱情接待,娛樂技術總監James Frederick Hardwick和水舞間代表分別帶領師生們參觀極少對外公開的劇院核心心臟地帶,讓他們全面了解整個劇組的後台工作 (包括燈光組、音響組、機械組及潛水組),並向他們展示舞台設計、特效及工程裝置等資訊。其後更安排了不同部門的代表與參加者會面及互相交流。