Mumbai: This November witness the sixth edition of the awe-inspiring “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2016”. Co-hosted by MGM and Wushu General Association of Macao, the 6th annual MGM Lion Dance Championship is being held this November 12 and 13, 2016 (Saturday & Sunday) at the Grande Praça. Macau Sports Bureau, Macao Government Tourism Office and Dragon & Lion Dance Federation of Asia are the Supporting Units for the Championship.
MGM previously hosted the first “MGM Lion Dance Championship” in 2010 and the first “Female Lion Dance Performance Competition” in 2011. This year, the two-day action-packed “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2016” will feature Macao’s first “Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship” with international standard rating system.
Categories ranging from the Male Lion Dance Championship and the Female Traditional Lion Dance Championship will feature participation from 15 Male Lion Troupes and 8 Female Lion Troupes from Macao and from countries and regions such as China, Hong Kong SAR, Chinese Taipei, Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The judging panel consists of professional judges from Wushu General Association of Macau and one professional judge from each of the participating teams. The judging criteria is based on the International rules and regulations created by International Dragon and Lion Dance Federation in 2011. All participating teams will be required to finish different themed forms of movement within 7 to 10 minutes, demonstrating vivid gestures and expressions of the lion. All in all, the judging criteria is based on overall specification, art performance and difficulty of the footwork. Each team’s final score will be the average of the scores in the two-day event.
The highly anticipated “MGM Lion Dance Championship – Macau International Invitational 2016” – a two day action-packed sporting event will witness the elite lion dance troupes from Macao and all over the world battling it out for the championship with their breathtaking moves and acrobatic stunts at Grande Praça.


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