ACT 3 International, Singapore’s leading Arts company for the young, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new ACT 3i Festival for Children dedicated to children from 2 to 12 years old. Happening daily from 24 May to 5 June 2016 at the centrally-located Drama Centre, ACT 3i Festival for Children is the latest brainchild of experienced festival creative producers ACT 3 International, who are stalwarts in this arena.
You can expect original, exquisite, high quality and awe-inspiring theatrical 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 at the festival. ACT 3i Festival for Children aims to be the frontrunner in arts enrichment for the young. The ultimate aim of this festival is to give young audiences a unique and memorable experience that is different from broad-based children’s entertainment to enrich their lives through Arts and Culture.
More information is available on http://act3international.com.sg/act3ifestival/ where there will be regular updates. Here’s a summary of the festival highlights for your selection :-
1. All On A Summer’s Day
24 – 28 May 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am & 3pm) / Sat (1030am) | Drama Centre – Theatre | 7 to 12 yo | 1 hr, no interval
Written and directed by notable Children’s Theatre director and writer Vicky Ireland, this festival opener with a local cast is all ready to charm audiences with a tongue-in-cheek adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Shakespearean classic. With a blend of Shakespearean and modern language, this production is an ingenious way to introduce Shakespeare to children. 2016 also marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
2. The Steadfast Tin Soldier
24 to 29 May 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (11am & 3pm) | Drama Centre – Blackbox | 4 to 12 yo | 1 hr, no interval
With a magical interpretation of the Hans Christian Andersen’s classic, renowned Argentinian puppeteer Omar Alvarez Titeres will bring us into the beautiful story of adventure, courage and love. Follow the tin soldier on his journey back to the girl of his dreams and final destiny in this amazing production.
3. Snow White
24 to 29 May 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (1030am & 2pm) | Drama Centre – Visitor Centre | 4 to 8yo | 1 hour, no interval
Live a fairy tale story through this sharp and well-paced adaption of the original script. 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. Be prepared for an extremely interactive and engaging performance that is full of surprises and fun!
31 May to 5 June 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (10am & 4pm) | Drama Centre – Black Box | 2 to 6 yo | 40 min, no interval
A deliciously tactile performance that blends poetic movements with circus-based actions by choreographer Claire Parsons and juggler Viktor Gyllenberg, Marmalade will be a feast of comedy and emotional experimentation and visionary thinking. 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.
5. Hanà e Momò
31 May to 5 June 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (11am & 4pm) | Drama Centre – Visitor Centre | 3 to 8 yo | 1 hr, no interval
With simple and natural materials such as sand, paper, wood and bamboo to symbolise different characters, audiences are invited to enter the childhood world of two friends – Hanà and Momò, who began their friendship as rivals. In the unique setting with a circular space of sand, audiences get to sit up very close with the imaginative play and surprise. Freely adapted from the book Fairy Tale of Love by Hermann Hesse, it hints on the importance of happiness when doing things together.
6. Awake LOVE Orchestra
31 May to 5 June 2016 | Tues – Fri (10am) / Sat & Sun (11am) | Drama Centre – Theatre | 4 yo & above | 1 hr, no interval
An ensemble of performers and creative innovators made up of vocals and a variety of string and percussion instruments will transport audiences on a musical journey across Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and the U.S.. The fusion of folk melodies with a contemporary groove is a brilliant avenue for children to learn about the beauty and diversity of the Arts.
7. Conviviality Sessions
25 May to 5 June 2016 | Drama Centre – Various Locations | From $30 per parent-and-child pair
A series of workshops led by artistes of the various productions above has been organised for parent-and-child groups on weekends. These sharing-and-learning sessions aim to empower parents with the skills in creative parenting, artistic engagement and value-adding towards child development.
Reservations and payment – Book via ACT 3 International’s online booking system at http://act3international.com.sg/ (starting from end April ’16), OR call 6735 9986 to enquire and reserve.
28 May to 5 June 2016 | 10.30am OR 3.30pm | ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard | 4 to 8 yo | $35 per child | 2 hrs
Sweet is an interactive drop-off workshop comprising of multi-sensory creative process. Centred around the story of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweet will feature elements of storytelling, creative art-making, improvisation and even gelato-making.
About ACT 3i Festival for Children
Dates: 24 May to 5 June 2016
Venue: Drama Centre (Theatre, Black Box and Visitors Centre) @ 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building (Map)
Information: (65) 6735 9986 or www.act3international.com.sg
By internet: SISTIC, credit card payment only
By phone: SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555, credit card payment only
In Person: At authorised SISTIC agents
At the door: Available at venue an hour before start time, at full price. Cash payment only
Discounts applicable for all shows from 1 April 2016 onwards
15% Current ACT 3 Drama Academy students
15% For a minimum of 12 tickets in the same transaction to the same show and time
10% OCBC Child Development Account (CDA) Holders and Mighty Savers members
10% when 2 shows are booked
15% when 3 or more shows are booked
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~ SAys! Shirley & Audrey
[Updated 25 Apr ’16]
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[Updated 25 Apr ’16]