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MGM Lion Dance Championship to Feature Team from 13 Countries and Regions31 Oct 2018

The 7th MGM Lion Dance Championship - Macau International Invitational 2018 - co-hosted by MGM, the Wushu General Association of Macau, supported by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) and Dragon & Lion Dances Federation of Asia - will take place in the MGM Theatre at MGM Cotai on 10th and 11thNovember.

This year, the competition features lion dance teams from 13 countries and regions including Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan region, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Macao. In addition, the Championship will assemble the very best lion dance teams from Australia, the United States and Myanmar, making the competition truly international.

The two-day action-packed Championship will also include the Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship - with international standard rating system in place since 2016 - and Macao's first Junior Lion Dance Performance Competition.

During the event press conference Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited Grant Bowie highlighted that this year's competition will take place in the MGM Theatre in MGM Cotai for the first time. The theatre will be transformed into a competition venue, offering a never-before-seen experience, he said, for both audience and participating teams. He also expressed the hope that all the efforts made could pass on the culture and tradition of this Chinese sport to local young generations, making it more accessible to all ages of the community.