Monday, April 11, 2016

Event: ACT3i Festival for Children

Have you started to plan activities to fill your children's June School Holidays?

Sharing with you an upcoming exciting and unique festival dedicated to children aged 2 to 12 years old taking place from 24 May to 5 June, brought to us by the renowned ACT 3 International, Singapore’s leading Arts company for the young!

Kickstart the school holidays by exposing your children to art via theatre performances!


WHAT?

ACT3i Festival for Children is packed with exquisite, high quality and awe-inspiring theatre performances that will include original works from Singapore, Italy, Sweden, Argentina, the U.K and Canada, an artfully curated visual arts programme, as well as Conviviality Sessions led by Children’s Theatre artists that are aimed at educators and parents, ACT 3i Festival for Children aims to be the frontrunner in arts enrichment for the young.

Expect to be awed by 6 performances available, inspired through the Conviviality Sessions as well as learn from the 2-Hour Sensory & Experiential Workshops available! 

For more details, please refer to http://act3international.com.sg/act3ifestival/ or call (65) 6735 9986.

WHEN?

24 May to 5 June 2016

WHERE?

Drama Centre
Located at 100 Victoria Street Level 5, National Library Building, Singapore 188064

HOW MUCH?

Weekdays: $28 for child or adult; Weekends: $38 for child or adult
Book your tickets with Sistic at http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/search?q=act+3i&

To make it easy for you to find the production suitable for your little ones, I have personally compiled the below information to give you an easy overview of the performances available! Click on Production titles for more details. 


Production
Performed By
All On A Summer’s Day
Suitable for 7 to 12 years old

Originally commissioned and produced by The New Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London in 2015, All On A Summer’s Day is an ingenious way of introducing Shakespeare to children as it has both familiar and brand new characters, music, dance and a blend of Shakespearean and modern language.


By ACT 3 International with Vicky Ireland, Singapore and United Kingdom

Vicky trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and then worked as an actress in TIE and repertory theatres all over Britain. She presented BBC’s TV’s Words and Pictures for 12 years. From 1989 to 2002 she was Artistic Director of Polka Theatre for Children, and since then has been a freelance director, writer and Co-Artistic Director of A Thousand Cranes Theatre. She was awarded an MBE in 2002 for services to children’s drama, the first of its kind. She is Vice Chair of Action for Children’s Arts, a Patron of Polka Theatre and an Honorary Member of ASSITEJ - the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Suitable for 4 to 12 years old

A true classic by Hans Christian Andersen, the story revolves around a distinct and peculiar toy soldier with only one leg. Ostracised from the others, he meets a paper ballerina in a pirouette and immediately falls for her. Out of sheer jealousy, a jack-in-a-box pushes the soldier out of the window which then brings him on a journey right back to the girl of his dreams and ultimately, to his final destiny.


By Omar Alvarez Titeres Puppetry Arts Company, Argentina

The Omar Alvarez Titeres Puppetry Arts Company is founded in 1987 by Omar Alvarez, the puppeteer. It is committed to making work for children and works solely to develop the art of puppetry by researching, training and creating sustained productions for young audiences worldwide. Gaining recognition from theatre goers as well as media and critics, and having received both national and international awards, the company has represented Argentinean culture by touring in countries such as Canada, USA, Denmark, Finland, Korea, Hong Kong, South Africa, and Singapore.
Suitable for 4 to 8 years old

There is never a dull moment at a DuffleBag production, where new adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespearean classics meet plenty of humour and with a dramatic twist at the end. Audiences are always invited to join in the action and feel the excitement of living a fairy tale. Armed with an original script that is sharp, well-paced and full of surprises, the talented actors are very adept at changing characters and engaging a young audience.
By DuffleBag Theatre, Canada

There is never a dull moment at a DuffleBag production, where new adaptations of fairy tales and Shakespearean classics meet plenty of humour and with a dramatic twist at the end. Audiences are always invited to join in the action and feel the excitement of living a fairy tale. Armed with an original script that is sharp, well-paced and full of surprises, the talented actors are very adept at changing characters and engaging a young audience.
Suitable for 2 to 6 years old

A deliciously tactile performance that blends poetic movements with circus-based actions, Marmalade is the first collaboration between choreographer Claire Parsons and juggler Viktor Gyllenberg. The characters look at the world through the five senses as they invite audiences to feel, taste, and think about what marmalade can be.


By Claire Parsons Co, Sweden

Choreographer Claire Parsons’ dance productions have been shown worldwide and are playfully elegant with the use of comedy and emotions. She is dedicated to creating quality performing art for young audiences using dance as her main expression through experimentation and visionary thinking. Her work has toured extensively in Europe and USA. Marmalade was performed more than 300 times in sold-out tours in Sweden since its premiere in September 2013. This will be their first time in Singapore.
Suitable for 3 to 8 years old

A beautifully constructed piece surrounding two friends – Hanà and Momò – named after the Japanese word for ‘flower’ and ‘peach’ respectively – and the development of their relationship, which begins as rivalry and culminates as friendship. Using simple and natural materials such as sand, paper, wood and bamboo to symbolise different characters, the actresses invite the audience into their childhood world. All will be mesmerised at how so much can be related with very little, and how actors, movement props and audience meld within this performance. Freely adapted from the book Fairy Tale of Love by Hermann Hesse, it hints on the importance of happiness when doing things together.
By Principio Attivo Teatro, Italy

About Principio Attivo Teatro
Formed in 2007, Principio Attivo Teatro is a theatre company who works with a number of actors and artists who come together, share their knowledge, create and showcase amazing productions. Having participated in important theatre festivals and events in and around Europe and Brazil, the company continues to strive to be the best by winning awards and promoting their productions overseas. This will be their first time in Singapore.
Suitable for 4 years old and up

With a commitment to making “lovely music about love with love for lovely people”, the Awake LOVE Orchestra is a talented ensemble made up of vocals and a variety of instruments such as string and percussion to transport audiences on a musical journey across Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the U.S. Composed with passion and love, the pieces are a fusion of haunting folk melodies enlivened with a contemporary groove. This is a brilliant avenue for children to learn about the beauty and diversity of the Arts, and a new way of viewing the world.
By Awake, Sweden/United Kingdom

Awake LOVE Orchestra is part of Awake – an ensemble of performers and creative innovators who aim to awaken people’s ability to choose who they are and how they live through the power of performing arts. This will be their first time in Singapore.



{{{ Giveaway }}}

Act 3 International is very generous to sponsor a pair of tickets to "Awake LOVE Orchestra" for a lucky reader from my blog!

For a chance to win, please leave a comment on this blog post to tell me which country did the performers from Awake Love Orchestra comes from? 

Remember to also click on the Gleam App below to qualify your chances!

Act3 Awake LOVE Orchestra Giveaway

Terms and Conditions for Giveaway:
  • Prize details: 1 Winner to get 2 tickets for Awake LOVE Orchestra 
    on 31 May, Tuesday at 10am, Drama Centre Theatre
  • Contest is open to fans of Miracule residing in Singapore only
  • Incomplete step will be disqualified. 
  • Only one winner per household. Duplicate winners of the same giveaway on other websites may be disqualified. The final decision will be made by the sponsors.
  • Contest ends on Sunday night, 17 April 2016, at 1159pm. 
  • Winner will be announced on the blog and notified via email. Winner is required to provide Full name, IC number and mobile number for prize collection purposes. Please kindly response within 48 hours, else a next winner will be drawn. 
  • Gifts won are not are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable
  •  Collection will be at the box office of Drama Centre, Level 3, 30 minutes before show time
  • Winner will need to produce their IC to claim their tickets
  • Facebook, Instagram and Blogger are not associated with this giveaway. Information provided are for Miracule and not for Facebook, Instagram or any other social platform

About ACT 3 International
Singapore's leading Arts company for the young, ACT 3 International continues to build on the pioneering efforts started in 1984 as ‘ACT 3’ – a Children’s Theatre company – by co- founder Ruby Lim-Yang. Then, ACT 3 International was set up in 1994 with the intention of furthering its vision beyond the Singapore shores to touch the lives of the young through the Arts, not just as audiences but in the creative process as well. Today, it works in both private and public sectors on a variety of Arts-based initiatives that have transcended theatre and moved into aspects where the Arts is juxtaposed with the environment, heritage and culture.

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