Giveaway: ACT3i Festival for Children 2018 (baby and early years)

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ACT3i Festival for Children

22 May to 3 June 2018

For babies and early years      

ACT 3 International, Singapore’s leading Arts company for the young, is proud to announce the return of the second instalment of ACT3i Festival for Children (pronounced ‘ACT 3 Festival) two years after its premiere in 2016.

Consisting of six original theatre performances from England, Italy, Lithuania, Scotland and Singapore and one drama workshop, the festival will celebrate theatre and the Arts for babies and early years, with a mission to share the importance of this art form as a key contributor to developmental growth. Theatre practitioners for babies believe that this art form ignites their imagination and curiosity, encourages experimenting as well as enjoyment through aesthetics.

1. Paperbelle
By Frozen Charlotte, Scotland
ACT 3 Theatre (22 May to 27 May 2018)
River Room, ACM (29 May to 3 June 2018), daily performances, 50 minutes, no interval
Tuesday to Friday: 9am and 10.30am | Saturday and Sunday: 10:30am, 3pm and 4.30pm
For 2 to 5 years old
An enchanting theatre performance for toddlers that encourages exploration, Paperbelle is a
gentle and playful exploration of colour set in a magical world of paper. Audiences are
invited into the world of Paperbelle, who likes it black and white. The ‘colours’ on the other
hand, want to play games with Paperbelle. Her world is changing – will she try to stop it or
might she find it is not as bad as it first seemed?
Paperbelle is Frozen Charlotte’s most popular show that has delighted children and adults
wherever it has been performed – Scotland, the U.K., Europe, Asia as well as at festivals in
Edinburgh, Norway, Germany, Bahrain, and now Singapore.


2. Leaf
By Tam Tam Theatre, England
Demonstration Room, ACM
29 May to 3 June 2018, daily performances, 35 minutes, no interval
Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday: 10am, 11am and 4pm | Thursday to Saturday, 10am and
11am
For 0 to 3 years old
This immersive and playful piece is a perfect introduction to theatre for the very young,
encouraging curiosity and engagement amid an intimate environment of evocative
soundscapes and gorgeous colours. The journey of this very special leaf makes up an
equally special storyline. Little ones are invited at the end of the show play among the leaves
and explore a landscape created by the changing seasons.

3. Circles in the Sand
By Tam Tam Theatre, England
ACT 3 Drama Academy Room 2
22 May to 25 May 2018, daily performances, 35 minutes, no interval
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am, 11am and 4pm
Thursday & Friday: 10am, 11am
For 0 to 3 years old
Parent and child will enter a world of buckets, castle-building, spinning and tumbling in a
show that has no words but speaks volumes with an atmospheric soundtrack of world music
and a highly tactile format. Children are invited on stage at the end for an interactive play
session with sand.

4. Crikecrak
By La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi, Italy
Ngee Ann Auditorium, ACM
29 May to 3 June 2018, daily performances, 40 minutes, no interval
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday: 10am, 11am, 4pm | Wednesday & Thursday: 10am and 11am |
Sunday: 10am and 4pm
For 1 to 3 years old
Performed by Roberto Frabetti, one of the founders of La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi, this
beautiful piece uses two-dimensional puppets to transform a simple story into one that
teaches children about fear and that is alright to be afraid.

5. Archipelago
By ACT 3 International, Singapore
ACT 3 Drama Academy Room 4
22 to 25 May 2018, daily performances, 40 minutes, no interval
Tuesday to Friday: 10am
For 2 to 5 years old
This original play devised specifically for young ones marks the fruition of a two year-long
cultivation between the company and renowned practitioner of theatre for early years –
Roberto Frabetti – founder of La Baracca-Testoni Ragazzi in Bologna, Italy.
This two-actor 40-minute piece embraces a theme close to home, alluding to the similarities
between children and the islands in an archipelago – independent yet attached. The
production style however, is distinctly Italian whereby there is equal attention paid to verbal
and non-verbal communication as well as emphasis on intimacy between actor and
audience. Cast members April Wee and Andrea Lim are seasoned Drama Teachers at ACT
3 Drama Academy, well-versed in engaging young audiences.


6. Colourful Games
By Dansema Dance Theatre, Lithuania
Discovery Room, ACM
29 May to 3 June 2018, daily performances, 40 minutes, no interval
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:30am
For 0 to 3 years old
Bursting with vibrant colour and delightful surprises, this interactive performance invites
its young audience to explore the world around them with the help of a dancer. Self discovery
and wonder await in this beautifully crafted immersive experience for little ones.
This performance won the Golden Stage Cross for ‘The Best Performance of the Year for
Children and Youth’ in 2015.

Performance Workshops
1. Grow, Garden, Grow
ACT 3 Drama Academy Room 5
24 and 25 May 2018, 40 minutes
Thursday and Friday: 10.30am and 4pm
Discovery Room, ACM
31 May to 2 June 2018, 40 minutes
Thursday to Saturday: 4pm
For 7 to 17 months, with parent
These workshops are held in a warm and inviting environment, whereby storytelling is
intertwined with drama activities and exercises whereby children are encouraged to develop
creativity, empathy and a love for drama. Parent and child will be transported to a ‘garden’
where imagination will ‘grow’ with the ‘creeper’ that the child becomes!

2. Workshop by Tam Tam Theatre
ACT 3 Drama Academy Room 2
24 and 25 May, 45 minutes
Demonstration Room, ACM
31 May and 1 June, 45 minutes
4pm to 4.45pm
For 0 to 3 years old, with parent
Led by the talented cast of Tam Tam Theatre, this workshop will encourage imagination, role
play and movement in little ones.
3. Workshop by Dansema Dance Theatre
Discovery Room
29 May, 45 minutes

4pm to 4.45pm
For 8 to 14 months, with parent
This unique dance workshop will be led by the talented performer-teachers of Dansema
Dance Theatre, whereby little ones will be engaged in movement and co-ordination while
honing their motor skills through visual and audio stimuli, also known as kinaesthetic
learning.

For booking, click here 

 

Giveaway 

ACT3 International will be giving out 2 tickets (1 parent + 1 child)  for  Leaf by Tam Tam Theatre on 31 May 2018 10am (suitable for 0 to 3 years old)

1. Liked FB pages of mypreciouzkids.com and ACT3 International

2. Followed mypreciouzkids and ACT3 International on Instagram

3. Tag 3 or more friends on this IG post (one tag per comment)

I will be picking the 1  lucky winners using random.org. The giveaway closes on  13th May 2018 2359pm (Sun).

 

Winner: Teo Sok Hian


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