MGM Macau’s “Grand Lion” has set the new Guinness World Records as “The Largest Dancing Lion”! It took close to 6 months to manufacture the Grand Lion which performed in traditional lion dance ceremony by 4 well-trained dancers on February 14, 2010, the first day of Chinese New Year, at MGM Macau.
Measuring 6.2m long, 4.36m tall and 2.1m wide, the record-breaking lion boasts a gigantic head weighing over 250 pounds and is approximately 20 times the normal size of the traditional dancing lion.
The Grand Lion will be displayed again from April 13 till 4 May, 2010 at Grande Praça where visitors can meet with the world’s largest dancing lion face to face. Even on display, the specially designed lion will greet the audience with its moving head and blinking eyes.
To promote traditional lion dance and support Macau’s cultural sports, MGM Macau will hold the “International Lion Dance Championship 2010” on May 1 at Grande Praça. The competition is co-organized by MGM Macau and Wushu General Association of Macau with the support of Macau Government Tourist Office.
10 renowned lion dance troupes from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will be showing their best for the thorn of champion. The winning teams will perform from May 2 to 4 at Grande Praça.