ACT 3 International, Singapore’s leading Arts company for the young, is proud to launch of a brand new ACT 3i Festival for Children this June school holidays dedicated to children from 2 to 12 years old.
The Festival will be packed with exquisite, high quality and aweinspiring 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.
Act3i Festival for Children will take place daily from 24 May to 5 June 2016 at the centrally-located Drama Centre. Here are the highlights.
ACT3i FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS (http://act3international.com.sg/act3ifestival/)
1. All On A Summer’s Day For 7 to 12 year olds
By ACT 3 International, written and directed by acclaimed children’s theatre director Vicky Ireland
24 to 28 May 2016; Tuesday to Friday: 10am and 3pm; Saturday: 10.30am | 1 hour
Easy first step to Shakespeare, humorous, lively, yet thoughtful and fast paced with a plot with a pleasant ending for both audience and the characters
2. The Steadfast Tin Soldier For 4 to 12 year olds
By Omar Alvarez Titeres Puppetry Arts Company, Argentina
24 to 29 May 2016; Tuesday to Friday: 10am; Saturday and Sunday: 11am and 3pm | 1 hour
Enter the simplicity and innocence of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Steadfast Tin Soldier told through the magnificent display of puppets.
3. Snow White For 4 to 8 year olds
By Dufflebag Theatre, Canada
24 to 29 May 2016; Tuesday to Friday: 10am; Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am and 2pm | 1 hour
In this highly interactive and entertaining adaptation of the most recognisable fairy tale ever told, Snow White, YOU might just be one of the lucky members of the audience to get picked to be a part of the main cast and create your very own dramatic ending! Just who will you be?
4. Marmalade For 2 to 6 year olds
By Claire Parsons Co, Sweden
31 May to 5 June 2016; Tuesday to Friday: 10.30am; Saturday and Sunday: 10am and 4pm | 40 minutes
Marmalade is a mouthwatering, interactive and tactile experience that is uniquely for the very young – children 2 to 6 years. This deliciously tactile performance uses a very unusual style of engagement and is skilfully designed to keep very young children attentive throughout the performance.
5.Haná and Momò For 3 to 8 year olds
By Principio Attivo Teatro, Italy
31 May to 5 June 2016; Tuesday to Friday: 10am; Saturday and Sunday: 11am and 3pm | 1 hour
Let Hanà e Momò, two girls who meet for the first time, up the WOWness factor and surprise you with their playful sand creations and imaginative ideas in this simple intimate story where YOU will sit up close and around an amazing circular pit filled with SAND!
6. Awake LOVE Orchestra For 4 years old and up
By Awake, Sweden/United Kingdom
31 May to 5 June 2016; Tuesday to Friday: 10am; Saturday and Sunday: 11am | 1 hour
The Awake LOVE Orchestra is an eclectic band of musicians, hailing from Sweden and the UK, who will stir your soul and fire up your senses with their musical combination of love, melodies, voices and amazing harmonies. Children will get to listen to original and unique music, put together by mixing sounds and songs from different cultures discovered from their travels round the world. So AWAKE Singapore and be inspired!
Sharing-and-learning sessions led by artists and arts practitioners who will share invaluable know-how from their practice, their chosen art form and their creative processes to empower you in your parenting or your practice as an educator. See which session suits your interest and needs!
1. Drama Centre
24 May to 5 June 2016; afternoons on the weekends | 1 hour
Led by the artistes of the productions that will be showcased during ACT 3i Festival for Children, these one-hour workshops are named for their learning and sharing nature. There will be 12 workshops in total – six for parent-and-child; 6 targeted at educators – and all will be held at Drama Centre. The key objective behind these workshops is to use various art forms to encourage creative play between parent and child; while for educators, to incorporate these art forms in teaching. The attendees can look forward to sessions on puppetry, improvisation, movement and rhythm.
2. Sweet For 4 to 8 year olds
ION Art Gallery, ION Orchard
28 May to 5 June 2016; 10.30am to 12.30pm or 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Sweet. is a four-in-one visual arts exhibition based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory where children aged 4 to 8 years will watch a storytelling performance, participate in both Drama and Visual Arts workshops and finally, to soothe their tastebuds, learn to make their very own ice cream! Watch, listen, taste, smell, touch AND get sugar overloaded in this sensorial display of desserts galore.
By internet: www.sistic.com.sg or By phone: SISTIC Hotline 6348 5555.
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.
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
Thanks to our sponsor, we are giving away a Family Pack of 4 tickets for the 2 June, Thursday, 10am show of: Awake LOVE Orchestra By Awake, Sweden/United Kingdom.
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The giveaway ends 30 April 2016, 11.59pm and is open to readers in Singapore. The winners will be contacted using the contact particulars provided when entering this draw and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. Tickets are to be collected at Level 3, Drama Centre Box Office at least half an hour before the show starts on the day of performance. No requests for change of dates will be entertained. All incomplete and unverified entries will be disqualified. All entries will be verified before the winner is announced. Please note that all fake Facebook and Instgram accounts (e.g. accounts set up purely to take part in contests with no authentic posts or very few real friends) will be disqualified. All the best!