The inaugural ACE! Festival brought a thrilling collection of the best local and regional performing groups across five genres, as well as a collection of wonderfully creative workshops. Featuring: I Theatre, Tall Stories (UK), Maya Dance Theatre, Gamma:rays & Gamelan SingaMurti from Gamelan Asmårådånå, Kiki Tay, Asian Storytelling Network, Storywise, Art Loft, Schools Showcase, and even more…
Aimed squarely at the young and the young at heart, we have programmes for the whole family. It truly is Arts and Creativity For Everyone!
Conceived with the aim of celebrating, promoting, inspiring and simulating creativity and artistry in children, teens, youth and families! ACE! Festival is also a platform to promote local and regional arts.
LINEUP FOR 2009:
How The Giraffe Got its Neck by Tall Stories Theatre Company, United Kingdom
Have you ever wondered how the giraffe got its long neck, the leopard got its spots or the elephant got its trunk?
Find out in this brand new show from the company who brought you THE GRUFFALO, THE SNOW DRAGON and MONSTER HITS.
Join two intrepid explorers on a fantastic ADVENTURE across the open seas and DISCOVER how the elephant, leopards and other animals came to be…
Imagine the creatures that might have existed if things had been just a little bit different…
And finally, find out the SECRET behind the giraffe’s neck…
Inspired by the stories of Rudyard Kipling and the discoveries of Charles Darwin; stories, science and a splash of silliness combine in this exciting new show for everyone.
About Tall Stories
Set up in 1997, by Olivia Jacobs and Toby Mitchell, Tall Stories shows have performed all over the UK to great acclaim, and as far afield as Poland, America, Canada, China and Taiwan. Snow White and The Gruffalo have performed to sell-out audiences on Broadway [/accordion]
From their first tentative and defensive meeting, a friendship begins to bloom. Through the paintings of Gideon, and out of their imagination, a magical kingdom is created.Two lonely teenagers, Kirsty and Gideon find refuge from their stressed and unhappy family lives in a deserted community centre. Neither realises they share the same refuge, until one fateful evening…
Both begin to develop a new and precious friendship as they explore their fears, family relationships and identities through the magical stories they share; gradually becoming more and more able to face the harsh realities of our own world.
A breathtaking production with a lot to say to young people, teens, and adults – about looking for beauty and thinking beyond the five ‘C’s – about breaking out of the mould and finding out what is truly valuable.
Moments by Maya Dance Theatre, Singapore
Moments is the reflection of human behaviour, where individual stories are threaded through themes of identity, love, friendship, sense of belonging and life’s journey. It is told through the various mediums of performing arts – dance, music, voice, text, poetry and theatre. Moments takes us on a journey to discover the moments where life
uncovers itself! It speaks about how we adapt to our everchanging world and also about the relationship we hold to life’s special and significant moments.
Clever Monkey Sebung! by Gamelan Asmaradana, Singapore
This colourful dance-drama tells the story of a gamelan ensemble preparing for a temple anniversary in a small Balinese village. Watch as musicians transform into a tribe of monkeys and beware of the witch who disrupts the preparations. In the end, balance is restored and the village rejoices in a successful ceremony, rich with music, dance, colourful offerings, and more!
About Gamelan Asmarandana
As Singapore’s first professional gamelan ensemble dedicated to promoting the appreciation and awareness of all styles and expressions of gamelan music in Singapore through regular recitals and workshops. The company also aims to create and perform new works using the gamelan, works, which are unique and progressive, giving audiences a new perspective of gamelan music in particular, and Asian music in general.
METAL MAGIC by Gamelan Asmaradana, Singapore
A unique programme presented by gamelan asmårådånå, combines the exotic sounds of the gamelan with jazz, pop and rock elements. It has an exciting repertoire, which is guaranteed to give a new perspective on what the ancient gamelan can do, and get the audience moving to the groove.
This exciting ensemble fuses traditional gamelan instruments with drums, keyboards, violin, Indian flute, and more, creating a truly unique sound that has captivated audiences both locally and abroad. This performance promises to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping!
Waah Magic! by Kiki Tay Productions, Singapore
You’ll be amazed when you experience Singapore’s renowned comedy magician, Kiki Tay!
Join us on a magical journey as Kiki transports us into a fun, wacky, fantasy world where a little boy’s magical dreams come true! Guaranteed to amuse, amaze and inspire, and suitable for the whole family! This is a show that will make you go “WAAH!”
Summer Swarm of Songs by I Theatre, Singapore
Directed by Cathy Kee
Musical Director Bang Wenfu
Simply the Best Songs from I Theatre – 1999 to 2009!
Just listen to those angelic voices!
Celebrating I Theatre’s 10 years in the theatre scene, we present a sparkling collection of the best songs and music specially composed for I Theatre’s large repertoire of Original Musical productions. With over 120 songs to choose from, we are sure there are some you will remember and love! We will be choosing songs from The Magic Paintbrush, Aesop’s Fabulous Fables, Little Green Frog, Moonbird, Rainbow Fish, The Nightingale, The Little Red Hen, You Are Special and many more!
We re-staged the best of the best in a semi-concert setting, with interactive items, short scenes from the musicals and a sneak peek at some of the music appearing in our upcoming shows.
JUNGLE JAMBOREE – A STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE & WORKSHOP
by Asian Storytellers Network and Storywise, Singapore
Join us as we romp through the jungle with a crazy collection of animals.
Are they gallumphing giants – or tiny creatures with guts and gumption?
Whether winged, clawed or fleet of foot, there is no doubt that the wit and wisdom of these creatures – and a big dose of fun – will win the day!
Skilled Professional storytellers bring these marvellous stories to hilarious life through the spoken word.
You just won’t believe your ears!