Monday, 19 October 2015

Singapore Dance Theatre presents Swan Lake 2015

Singapore Dance Theatre presents Swan Lake 2015 

3 – 6 December 2015
Esplanade Theatre 

For 6 years and above

With an ever-compelling story and technically demanding choreography, this is the ballet not to be missed! An ideal performance for seasoned audiences and novice attendees, Swan Lake offers a clear plot to follow and a spectacle unlike any other. With exquisite costumes and enchanting moments, this classic piece remains to be the favourite ballet of many children and adults.

A timeless masterpiece by the legendary choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, Swan Lake is well established in SDT’s repertoire. The company premiere was in December 2007, and has since been restaged in 2009 and 2012. 

The story begins with Prince Siegfried, who goes hunting. While hunting, Prince Siegfried sees an amazing swan. As he takes aim to shoot, the swan turns into a beautiful woman. The woman, Odette, tells the prince that she is a princess who has come under the spell of an evil sorcerer called Rothbart. During the day, she must be a swan. At night, she is allowed to be a human again. The spell can only be broken if a nobel prince swears eternal fidelity to her. She tells Prince Siegfried that if he refuses her, she must remain a swan forever. Prince Siegfried falls madly in love with Odette. The Royal Family hosts a party at the palace to celebrate the Prince’s 21st birthday. Prince Siegfried, under a spell casted by Rothbart, accidentally proposes to Odile, Rothbart’s daughter, believing that she is really Odette. Princess Odette, who appears at the party, witnesses Siegfried declaring his love for Odile and feels doomed. The prince returns to Odette at the lakeside and she forgives him. The prince defeats Rothbart in a battle which finally releases Odette and all the swan maidens from the spell to become women once again.

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Friday, 9 October 2015


October 2015 to January 2016

ACT 3 Drama Academy recognised for its highly educational yet entertaining programmes for children is thrilled to present its year end workshops from October 2015 to January 2016 (selected dates) inspired by the year end holiday season for babies from 7 months old right up to teens.

October 2015

Of Crocodiles and Gorillas, For 3 year olds

Based on his side-splitting poems – The Crocodile’s Toothache and Gorilla – children will be introduced to these animals while learning the art of storytelling, dramatising, speaking in rhymes and learning new vocabulary.

Ready… ACTion!, For 4 to 7 year olds

Based on What’s in the Sack? and Hungry Mungry, this workshop will encourage children to learn and experience words through movement and action. Key techniques learnt will be loosening up the body and translating words into actions.

Sidewalk Show, For 8 to 12 year olds

Just how much drama can one create in a minute? Inspired by Where the Side Ends, this workshop will encourage children to think out of the box as they create their very own mini ‘oneminute acts’. The body, voice and imagination will be put to the challenge!

November 2015 to January 2016 Workshops 

It’s All About Colours, 7 months to 17 months
28 November to 19 December 2015 (selected dates, one day workshop) 
10.30am to 11.30am 

A fun-filled session of movement and painting galore as both parent and child discover the art of dramatising together. It is inspired by Ellen Stoll Walsh’s Mouse Paint about three adorable albino mice and their antics with paint.

This week long workshop based on the classic tale by The Brothers Grimm will build confidence, spark an imaginative mind and improve speaking skills. 

The Nutcracker, 5 to 7 year olds 
23 November to 16 January 2016 (selected dates, week-long workshop) 
9.30am to 11.30am or 3pm to 5pm 

Basic dramatic skills such as movement, voice and characterisation will be taught as children enjoy this beautiful tale of friendship and 

Christmas Past, Present and Future – A Pantomime 
8 years old to teens
23 November to 16 January 2016 (selected dates, week long workshop) 
9.30am to 12.30pm or 2pm to 5pm 

A classic theatrical form, the pantomime requires special techniques of miming and movement and plenty of physicality on stage. 

In this adaptation inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, children will have a riot of a time exploring the life of famous old miser Ebenezer Scrooge! 

To register for all workshops and more information:
T: +65 6735 9986

ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road.

Credits: ACT3 International
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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Great Eastern Women’s Run 2015​ (大东方女子竞跑​)​​

Great Eastern Women’s Run 2015
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1 November 2015Sunday

Time: 7.00am (Race Village to open)
           5.30am (21.1km Flag Off)
           7.00am (10km Flag Off)
           7.40am (5km Flag Off)
          *subject to change

Venue: The Float@Marina Bay

This year marks Great Eastern’s 10th year of unifying women in health and life. The run caters to women from all walks of lives. Featuring the 5km, 10km as well as 21.1km race distances, Great Eastern aims to make the run accessible to female runners of all levels. This year, a 100m Princess Dash has been introduced for the young ones. In addition, participants can don a tutu for a good cause.

All 17,000 race slots have been ful
ly subscribed and a great turnout is to be expected on race day. 

 of the public are 
​d ​
to join
at the race village, where​
 various fun and exciting activities 
​catered for both adults and kids of all ages. 
​It will be a good opportunity for all to bond and have a healthy day out with your family!

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Monday, 5 October 2015

National Gallery Singapore!

National Gallery Singapore To Open Region’s First Art Education Centre for Young Visitors

A new immersive learning facility at the National Gallery Singapore will soon open to give young visitors more reasons to cultivate their interest in art. The activities will form the core of the purpose-built Centre, where families can extend their art journey from the gallery spaces into another seamless world of interactive, hands-on art exploration.

The Keppel Centre for Art Education will be the first of its kind in the region to provide young visitors the opportunity to access original artwork, handle art tools, select artworks, write labels and conduct exhibition tours for their peers through experiential learning and role-play in masterclasses led by artists and educators. Through this unique visitor experience and other art-making and active learning programmes, the Gallery hopes to encourage curiosity, imagination and thoughtfulness among young audiences, ultimately enriching art education in Singapore and enabling more visitors from all walks of life to appreciate art.
Based on the three board principles of Learning about Art, Learning from Art and Learning through Art, the Keppel Centre for Art Education will feature art commissions that are purposefully designed to stimulate the imagination of younger audiences, based on the belief that every person is born creative:
  •   Art Corridor – Young children will be invited to touch, explore and change the look of artworks through interacting with moveable elements. Highly tactile and visually impactful, the Art Corridor provides a unique interactive art experience that may be enjoyed not only by very young visitors, but by visitors of all ages.

  •  Art Playscape – Inspired by the idea of "entering a painting", Art Playscape develops curiosity and imagination through active play, movement and discovery for young visitors. Through different adventure trails, visitors uncover hidden stories. Mysteries, unexpected surprises and fantastical characters await the most curious visitor.

  •  Project Gallery – Designed as an immersive and contemplative environment, the Project Gallery invites visitors to use art to imagine creative solutions to real world issues. Visitors can also display their art pieces in the Project Gallery as part of the collaborative learning process that connects their creative ideas with the artist’s artworks.
Children’s Museum – Visitors to the Children’s Museum will gain insight into the creative process of different artists in an environment inspired by their respective studios. Through experiential learning and role-play, young visitors will learn to select artworks, write labels and conduct exhibition tours for their peers.

The Keppel Centre for Art Education is slated to open together with the Gallery on 24 November this year. Located on the ground floor of the City Hall Wing, the Centre is easily accessible to schools and families with young children. Admission to the Centre is free.

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Credits: National Gallery Singapore. 
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