Mon, 11 July 2016

Ten Teams to Compete in 28th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest

The 28th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest will be held above the sea area across Macau Tower on 3, 10, 15, 24 September and 1 October 2016.

The themes of the fireworks nights include Pyro Fantasia, Tribute to Bond, Mid-Autumn Harmony, Stars from afar and Celebration in the Sky.

A total of ten teams that will compete in the contest this year are from: Thailand, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, Italy, Canada, Romania and China.

This is the first time for the contest to feature a team from Romania, while the Canadian company is making its debut in Macau.

The Japanese and Korean teams will present their fireworks shows on 15 September, the Mid-Autumn Festival, whereas the teams from Romania and China will come on stage on 1 October, National Day.

Established in Canada in 1999, Feu dartifice Orion stages more than 80 fireworks shows over the province of Qubec and the world annually, including various displays in celebration of Qubecs National Holiday and Canada Day. In 2015, the company won the first prize in the World Championship in Blackpool, England.

As the contests first Romanian team, Pyro-Technic Transilvania Ltd. was founded in 1998 and organizes over 250 fireworks shows for major festivities and prestigious sports events in Romania every year. In 2006, the company won the championship in the Romanian National Fireworks Contest.

The other eight teams all shined in the contest in Macau before, with several of them ranking among the top three.

Based in Portugal, Macedos Pirotecnia, Lda has joined the contest four times in the past and won the first prize in the 12th edition. Boasting over 80 years pyrotechnic experience, the Portuguese company once presented the then biggest fireworks display in the world for New Year Eve on Madeira Island in 2006, an achievement recognized by the Guinness World Records, and held the record until 2012.

Second-prize winner in the 12th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, the British company Pyro 2000 stages fireworks displays in the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland each year. Specialized in orchestrating fireworks displays to live music performance, Pyro 2000 is among the key players of musical fireworks displays in the United Kingdom.

Established in Switzerland in 1967, SUGYP SA displays in over 250 fireworks shows across Switzerland and the world every year, and won the third prize in the 25th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest.

Coming from Japan, Marutamaya Ogatsu Fireworks won the first and third prizes in the 5th and 19th editions of the contest in Macau before. Taking pride in its over 150 years experience in pyrotechnics, the Japanese company is set to enthrall its audience with unforgettable fireworks displays in Edo-Tokyo style, which combines modern innovation of Tokyo and traditional techniques of pyrotechnic craft dating from the Edo period in Japanese history.

Based in Hunan Province, famed as the Hometown of firecrackers in China, Hunan Jingtai Fireworks Co., Inc. has been manufacturing fireworks for over three decades and exporting its products to Asia, Europe, North America and other parts of the world. Taking the Macau contests championship back home the year before, the company now comes back to compete against other teams.

For the rest of the teams, Thailand Fireworks, Daehan Fireworks Co. from Korea and Orzella Fireworks from Italy all joined the Macau contest before.

Music and Laser

This year, the teams have again been asked to choreograph their fireworks displays to both music and laser light projections, not only to bring out their displays theme and character but also to present a light and sound spectacular.

Spectators can enjoy the fireworks shows live broadcast on TDM Macau TV Channel with their background music streaming from TDM - Radio Macau's Chinese Channel (FM 100.7) as well every scheduled evening. 

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