Maybe it’s simple and maybe it’s not It all depends on the shapes that we’ve got Whether it’s curly or whether it’s not It’s tied our three friends in a terrible knot! Soo thinks that her life is normal, ordered and perfectly perfect…. Until she encounters new neighbour Vik! Soo’s world is full of circles, spots, curves and curls. For Vik everything must have straight lines, stripes, and sharp angles, without a curve or a bend in sight. Both of their lives are turned upside down when they meet. Who would have thought that a few spots, or a straight edge would make THAT much difference, and cause THAT much chaos? AND THEN a simple little accident – and they discover that their version of ‘normal’ may not be everyone else’s, and that the world is much more DIVERSE than they first thought – and that sometimes life can have curves AND straight lines! Exploring themes of diversity and acceptance, tolerance, and racial harmony, with colourful costumes, spectacular props and the craziest collection of characters you will meet in a long time! Under the Dragon Moon (Creative Edge Training Ensemble- I Theatre, SG) Dates: 30 May-1 June Venue: Drama Centre Black Box Age: 8-14 years Duration: 90 minutes BUY TICKETS
The Starbird was a most beautiful bird with sparkling wings that could touch the sky. And when the sun set, she would fly way up high, and magically light up the stars that would sing, giggle and glow.
We are STILL Looking for Sponsors to make this vision a full reality, so if you are keen to promote and support the best in Performing Arts for Children and Families, come and talk to us! Workshops Make sure you check out this carefully selected collection of highly interactive and exciting workshops! They provide children and parents with practical engagement through a wide range of arts-related activities; and create unique learning environments to nurture creativity, confidence and collaboration. By taking part in these practical and fun workshops, you will enhance your capacity in creativity, self-confidence and imagination. See below for full details! Fringe Events A fun, friendly and free series of programmes and activities to complement, enrich and illuminate the festival. Storytelling, arts and crafts sessions, informal performances, seminars and talks give you the freedom to explore and enrich your understanding and knowledge of the arts. Come, interact and engage with these events! They are suitable for the whole family. See below for full details!
Good storytelling is a blend of careful preparation and on-the-spot improvisation. In this workshop taught by international storyteller Sheila Wee, you will be introduced to activities that explore these two oral storytelling skills. You will learn to plan an effective original story and discover how creative your imaginations can be! 40 places only! Age: 9-12 (Primary 3-6) Workshop Fees: S$20/pax Date/Time: 29 May/ 10:30am – 12:00pm Venue: National Library Function Room 1 (Level 3)
This workshop, taught by international storyteller Sheila Wee, will plunge you into the wonderful world of storytelling. You will listen to, participate in, and create a variety of stories as well as playing storytelling games that will nurture language skills and develop creativity. 30 spaces for each session only! Age: 7-8 (Primary 1-2) Workshop Fees: S$20/pax Date/Time: 28, 30 May/ 10:30am – 12:00pm Venue: National Library Function Room 1 (Level 3) Writing My First Story Book (ACT 3 Theatrics) Join ACT 3 Theatrics as they unleash your imagination and help you to create your own world of make-believe in this 6-day holiday programme. Facilitated by R Chandran, you will be guided to write narratives and develop experiences or events using well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences. You will understand and appreciate the writing and publishing process through direct experience, by putting together your first storybook and sharing it with the audience. Limited – 13 places only! Age: 8-12 Workshop Fees: S$590/pax for 6 sessions (inclusive of design and printing of book) Date/Time: 2-6 June (10:30am – 1:30pm); 14 June (11:30 -1:30pm Presentation) Venue: National Library Function Room 3 (Level 3) Parent-Children Bonding Workshop (Artistic Expressions) Through exciting, imaginative games and group activities, parents and children will learn more about themselves and one another, and also how to create a closer bond through team work. Endless fun for the whole family! 1 session only. Limited places! Age: 7-12 and Parents Workshop Fees: S$15/pax (maximum 4 per family) Date/ Time: 7 June/ 10:30am – 12:00pm Venue: National Library Function Room 1 (Level 3) The 4 o’clock Club! (Artistic Expressions) When the clock strikes four, magical things will happen! Using everyday objects such as cardboard, newspaper and boxes, children will create their own stories and fantastic new worlds. With a little imagination, anything is possible! 2 sessions only. Limited places! Age: 7-12 Workshop Fees: S$15/pax Date/ Time: 8 June/ 10:30am – 12:00pm; 2-3:30pm Venue: National Library Function Room 3 (Level 3) Craft through Drama Join engaging and widely experienced International storyteller, Mara Menzies as you embark on a series of fun filled activities, arts and craft to create your own stories. This colourful and hands on experience will transport you around the world! 1 session only. Limited 30 places only! Age: 3-10 Workshop Fees: S$20/pax Date/ Time: 6 June/1.30-3pm Venue: National Library Function Room 3 (Level 3) Ceramic and Clay Workshop (Goodman Ceramics Studio) These 60-90 minute creative art workshops will spark dialogue and thinking around the issues aired during shows in the festival, as children learn how to use art techniques to explore and communicate their ideas. Contact: info@goodmanceramicstudio for ACE! Festival tie-in Arts programmes. Fun Craft (JayJayJolly) JayJayJolly has specially designed a series of workshops in line with the stories at ACE! Festival. Unleash your inner creativity as you paint, build and colour with various medums and tools. Let’s get creative and crafty! Limited spaces available. No advance booking required. Age: 3-10 Workshop Fees: S$8-15/pax Duration: 15-30 mins Date/ Time: 8 June/ 24th, 25th, 31st May/ 1st, 7th, 8th, June (Workshops commence after each performance at Drama Centre. Please refer to performance schedule) Venue: Drama Centre Foyer (Level 3) JayJayJolly also conducts arts and craft workshops at your school! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advanced booking. All craft materials and lots of fun will be provided! (Free, Non-Ticketed) We thank NLB and READ! Singapore for the use of their premises for these workshops. READ! Singapore is a nationwide initiative by National Library Board to promote a culture of reading. Be part of this movement and rediscover the joy of reading! Find out more at www.readsingapore.sg or READ! Singapore on Facebook. As workshop spaces are limited, please contact I Theatre at 6341 5960 for advance booking to avoid disappointment. Twice Upon A Time (Storywise) NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED Join international storyteller Sheila Wee on a journey into the enchanted forest of your imagination; a place where old stories are told; a place where magic lives. Listen to stories from lands near and far; where trees and animals can talk; where there’s fun and adventure to be had, and absolutely anything can happen. No booking required. Dates: 24 May (Sat): 10:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm 31 May (Sat): 10:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm 7 June (Sat): 10:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm 8 June (Sun): 10:00am and 1:30pm Duration: 20 minutes Venue: Drama Centre Foyer Storybook Theatre (The Learning Connection) Story Book Theatre promotes reading and cultivates the love for books using performing arts as a platform to bring stories to ‘life’ and stimulate children’s imagination and participation. STORYBOOK THEATRE: THE WORKSHOP SERIES (ENGLISH) Asian Spice Kids – Star Anise, Superstar! (Written by: Shekinah Linn) FULL! 24 May (Sat), 11.30am-12.30pm | NLB Basement 1, Multipurpose RoomThis workshop takes children on a dramatic journey to enter the world of Star Anise, where they will explore numerous possibilities through role playing and learn to take different viewpoints, and make important decisions in a safe and educational environment. Suggested Age: 4-9 Participants: 20 max Duration: 60 minutes STORYBOOK THEATRE: THE WORKSHOP SERIES (CHINESE) FULL! Just Teddy (Written by: Emily Lim) 31 May (Sat), 11.30am-12.30pm | NLB Basement 1, Multipurpose RoomThis workshop aims to take children on a dramatic journey into the world of Teddy, a teddy bear who is quite unique. The children will create their very own ‘Teddy’ and go on an imaginative journey of discovery, learning to embrace diversity through role playing. Suggested Age: 5-8 Participants: 20 max Duration: 60 minutes Introduction to Theatre Making (I Theatre Ltd) FULL! 8 June (Sun), 11:30am – 1:00pm Age: 8-14 Years and Families Venue: National Library B1 Multi Purpose Room Maximum 40 participants How do you make a play? How can you transform a story or an idea into a performance? Welcome to the wonderful and creative world of theatre making. Learn to create worlds of long ago and far away. A fun and practical workshop. VENUE Drama Centre Theatre and Black Box National Library Building 100 Victoria Street Singapore 188064 Nearest MRT Stations: Bras Basah, Bugis, City Hall Car Parks: National Library Building Basement Bus Services: 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, 197, 851, 960 Tickets On SALE NOW! EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT OFF REGULAR TICKET PRICES UNTIL 8 APRIL 2014! Buy your tickets now through SISTIC Website:www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555 and SISTIC Authorised Agents Island-wide. Drama Centre Theatre – Puss in Boots and Dotty the Dragon
|Cat1||Cat2||Cat1 (Early Bird)||Cat2 (Early Bird)||Magic Passport Cat1||Magic Passport Cat2|
|Family Package 4||$121.60||$114||$109.60||$102||$96||$ 90|
|Family Package 5||$144||$135||$129.75||$120||$ 120||$ 112.50|
Black Box Theatre – Spot the Difference, Under the Dragon Moon and Starbird
|Standard||Early Bird||Magic Passport|
|Family Package 4||$114||$102||$ 90|
|Family Package 5||$135||$120||$ 112.50|
*These prices DO NOT include SISTIC fees. Please refer to SISTIC website for full seating plan. Performances and selected workshops are supported by the NAC Arts Education Programme. Contact I Theatre at 6341 5960 for Special Educational Establishment offer with free tickets for teachers. EXTRA DISCOUNTS – 4 February-8 April 2014 only The ACE! Magic Passport is specially designed for audience and families who cannot stop at just 1 production. Enjoy greater discounts when you purchase 2 or more Family packages for ACE! Festival productions in a single receipt. DISCOUNTS ON THEATRE PERFORMANCES ONLY 15% Discount Friends of I Theatre OCBC Baby Bonus Card Holders OCBC Platinum & Arts Platinum Card Members OCBC Credit & Debit Card Members Bank of China Card Members PAssion Card Members IKEA Smäles and Family Members NTUC Card Members eXplorerKid Members ToysRus Members Meclub Members The Ant and the Grasshopper – Stub Holder
10% Discount Students (Local & International) Senior Citizens (above 55 years old) Recommendation For Parents: Each production and workshop in the ACE! Festival 2014 is recommended for children of a specific age range. We ask you to follow these recommendations. We do our best to suggest the ages of those who will most enjoy each event, however you know your child best. If you have questions about content, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Whilst we do not ban children below 2 years old, ALL children (including babies in arms) WILL require a valid ticket to enter. We reserve the right to remove any child that is making excessive noise, or is crying during the event. We ask parent’s understanding in this matter.