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PLAYtime! 2019
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Discover courage, empathy and kindness as your kids navigate life’s big firsts with PLAYtime! 2019!

Making friends, falling out, and making up again.
Side by side, two by two,
Giggle, joke, play, and chatter.

But what happens when two becomes three?
Can two best friends make room for another?

Peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.

Through movement, music and fun, join Us as we explore loneliness, understanding, empathy and love. Discover the importance of friends and how simple acts of kindness can change the world.

PLAYtime! 2019 Us is an Esplanade production.

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Internet : 23 Nov 2018, 9am
Other Channels : 23 Nov 2018, 10am

Duration

Approximately 40 minutes, no intermission

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Discover the colourful traditional performing art of xiqu (Chinese Opera) with your child! Learn about the different acting roles, symbolic gestures, and the iconic make-up and props in this interactive workshop.About Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore)Established in 2012 by Cai Bi Xia, the Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore) is a resource and training centre for xiqu (Chinese Opera). Its mission is to promote xiqu locally and internationally with a focus on young people, as well as to raise the artistic standards of xiqu performance in Singapore. It conducts and organises courses, performances, talks and workshops at more than 100 primary and secondary schools, as well as community clubs.Advisory: Recommended for children ages 6 to 10 with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. No admission for ages below 5.
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PLAYtime! 2019 Us (Sensory-Friendly Performance)
Discover courage, empathy and kindness as your kids navigate life’s big firsts with PLAYtime! 2019!Making friends, falling out, and making up again.Side by side, two by two,Giggle, joke, play, and chatter.But what happens when two becomes three?Can two best friends make room for another?Peek into the lives of two best friends as their world is turned upside down when another friend wants to play too.Through movement, music and fun, join Us as we explore loneliness, understanding, empathy and love. Discover the importance of friends and how simple acts of kindness can change the world.PLAYtime! 2019 Us (Sensory-friendly performance) is an Esplanade production.Sensory-friendly performance available:A sensory-friendly performance provides a welcoming and relaxed environment for children, and is particularly suited for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. To find out what sensory-friendly performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.
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da:ns festival 2019 Footwork 2019: Parents & Kids
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da:ns festival 2019 Rasas Workshops
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da:ns festival 2019 Street Dance Masterclasses
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Mid-Autumn Festival is all the more fun when you have a lantern that you made with your own hands! Using materials such as cellophane paper, parents can bond with their children through this hands-on activity and create their very own traditional Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns.About Lim Bee LingLim Bee Ling is a practicing Singapore printmaker. She took her Masters of Education (Art) at National Institute of Education, Singapore and often explores notions of physical space through collective memories and archival imagery. She was also involved in the National Art Council Silver Arts programme in 2015, 2016 and 2019.Advisory: Recommended for children ages 6 to 10 with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. No admission for ages below 5.
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Will parallel lines ever meet? Can two different people have the same journey? Share a “wander-ful” evening with local singer song-writers Ruth Kueo and Nat Wu as they team up to bring you original compositions inspired by the sights, sounds and stories in their journeys. Check in for some catchy tunes and sing-a-long ballads, including yet-to-be-released originals from the pair, at this in::music showcase!  
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Esplanade&Me
In finding new ways to bring the arts closer to you, we also want to get to know you better. Esplanade&Me (E&Me) is an opportunity for us to grow our community and strengthen our relationship with you through the arts.E&Me is more than a card for arts lovers; it’s your special pass to experience the arts, a chance to go behind the scenes, a way to support the arts – an opportunity for everyone to be engaged, be involved and be entertained.Visit www.esplanade.com for details  
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Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay and CREDIA jointly present Seong-Jin Cho in Recital
“Lucid and shimmering sound”– Financial Times“He has earned praise, not only for his bulletproof technique, but also for his artistic voice: his sense of drama, his natural nobility and his youthfully searching interpretations.”–Washington PostAfter a sold-out concert at Victoria Concert Hall during the 25th Singapore International Piano Festival in 2018, award-winning pianist Seong-Jin Cho returns to Singapore to present a captivating one-night-only solo recital at the Esplanade Concert Hall.Seong-Jin Cho was brought to the world’s attention in 2015 when he won the First Prize at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, and is already considered to be one of the most distinctive artists of his generation having performed with esteemed conductors and orchestras all around the world. His thoughtful and poetic, assertive and tender, virtuosic and colourful playing combines panache with purity and is driven by an impressive natural sense of balance.ProgrammeMozart      Fantasia in D minor, K.397Mozart      Piano Sonata No.3 in B-flat, K.281Schubert    Fantasie in C major, Op.15 (D.760), “Wanderer Fantasy”IntermissionBerg             Piano Sonata, Op.1Liszt             Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178 
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da:ns festival 2019 Grand Finale Hofesh Shechter Company (UK)
Nominated for an Olivier Award 2018 for Best New Dance Production and for Outstanding Production in the Bessies 2018. Won a 2019 Dora Award for Outstanding Touring Performance and nominated for Best Dance Production in the 2019 Helpmann Awards.Internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter’s latest work for Hofesh Shechter Company, Grand Finale, is a spectacularly bold and ambitious piece featuring 10 dancers and a live band of musicians. This work makes its Asian premiere in Singapore, with the company’s first appearance here since 2010. Grand Finale is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Filtering this irrepressible spirit, Shechter creates a vision of a world in freefall—part gig, part dance, part theatre, and wholly original.It would be impossible to miss the fact that Grand Finale reflects the uncertainty and confusion of the troubled times we are living in. Shechter captures a sense of helplessness and a macabre mood of crisis, but also the regenerative promise of chaos. The 10 dancers are a vision of a post-apocalyptic society. They pulse through kaleidoscopic formations as one body, one tribe, separating briefly for moments of fervent celebration, individual anguish, tenderness, and rag-doll collapse.This portrait of the struggle of the human spirit against apocalypse is intensely cathartic. Shechter leads us ultimately past despair to euphoric release, and a collective sense of having undertaken a monumental journey together.Shechter is recognised as one of the most exciting artists working today, renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to complement the unique physicality of his movement. Based in the UK, but playing on major stages throughout the world, Hofesh Shechter Company is a boundary-breaking dance company that produces exceptional work created by Hofesh Shechter, with at their core a diverse tribe of extraordinary international dancers.Produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten.Hofesh Shechter Company’s Commissioning Partners are Sadler's Wells, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris / La Villette-Paris and Brighton Dome and Festival. Co-commissioned by Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Romaeuropa Festival, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival together with Danse Danse Montréal, HELLERAU-European Center for the Arts Dresden in cooperation with Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Dansens Hus Oslo, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, HOME Manchester and Scène Nationale d’Albi.Grand Finale is generously supported by the International Music and Art Foundation.
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“The Sinfonietta blended rigour with the expressive depth in Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee." – The GuardianFrom the delicacy of a single snowflake, whispering as it falls from the sky, to vast, impenetrable snowdrifts and snow-laden landscapes—the London Sinfonietta returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall with the Singapore premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s monumental and ethereal masterpiece, Schnee.The ensemble will also present the late Oliver Knussen’s inventive Songs Without Voices as a tribute to the esteemed composer-conductor, as well as Singapore composer Diana Soh’s Modicum, which will be performed together with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music’s OpusNovus.ProgrammeDiana Soh                   Modicum (2019) **Oliver Knussen            Songs Without Voices (1992)IntermissionHans Abrahamsen       Schnee (2008)** Performed by London Sinfonietta together with OpusNovusCatch After Hours: Steve Reich’s Double Sextet by OpusNovus at the Annexe Studio right after.London Sinfonietta YouTubeLondon Sinfonietta SpotifyLondon Sinfonietta InstagramLondon Sinfonietta Twitter
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Octoburst! 2019 Tailor Made by The Train Theater (Israel)
On a morning just like any other, a little tailor gets a note. It reads: “Your mission is to sew a coat by midnight. The size does not matter, but it must fit perfectly…”At precisely midnight the tailor completes his mission, but then…Where is the sewing machine running off to? Why are the scissors wearing a skirt? What has the thimble turned into?Come join in the magical adventure of the tailor.A play with minimal dialogue, puppetry, unexpected objects, colourful textiles and music.Awards* Interdisciplinary Play of the Year and Puppet & Prop Design Award in the AssitejIsrael prize competition for children’s theater 2014* Best performance for children, The IVth World Puppet Carnival, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2015Creative TeamCreated by Ornan BraierAdaptation, design, music and manipulation: Ornan BraierArtistic supervision: Marit Ben-IsraelCostume and fabric design: Vali MintziPuppet design: Sharon Silver-MerrettLighting design: Shahar MaromMechanical constructions: Shaul Mograbi-Berger, Ornan BraierCover Illustration: Batia KoltonSupported by the Embassy of Israel in Singapore.
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Dance Appreciation Series 2019 Introduction to Swan Lake Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
An exciting and educational ballet series created just for children!As a lead up to Singapore Dance Theatre’s 2019 year-end production of Swan Lake, we have condensed this classic ballet into an hour-long special for young audiences!Don’t miss this enchanting and romantic ballet that is a sensational, timeless classic. Swan Lake beckons you into a realm of secrecy and seduction. Captivating you from the moment the curtains are lifted, this is a bewitching story of undying love, a cruel twist of fate, and the promise of devotion.Told through narration and dance excerpts, Introduction to Swan Lake is a ballet for the young ones. Join us and learn more about the enthralling world of dance and ballet. There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance, so come dressed in your favourite costumes! 
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Is there such a thing as perfection? Can we ever attain perfection? And if the realisation is that the pursuit of this elusive state of mind will not bring about happiness, are we able to let it go?  Brought together by their love for music and bonded through their abilities to write songs that speak forth of their worries and aspirations, local singer-songwriter Celeste Syn joins hands with Taiwanese pop chanteuse Lara Liang to present a cross-border showcase inspired by their pursuit of perfection.Performing their individual hits such as Celeste’s Control Freak and Throw You In The River as well as Lara’s latest album singles Thousand-Faced Beast and Precious Pain, the talented duo will showcase songs they have written together and share more on their journey as singer-songwriters. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear great music and join us for an evening of self-reflection as we bid farewell to perfection!  
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Fresh off his stunning performance at the Beijing Variety Festival 2019, established vocalist Lawrence Chen presents an unforgettable musical experience as we remember the late singer Roman Tam through timeless tunes such as Li’s Flying Dagger, Below the Lion's Rock and If Tomorrow Comes.
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Guitarist Andrew Lim first met pianist Ben Paterson in a particularly disappointing jazz jam in New York City six years ago. Looking at each other in the subway, the two strangers shook their heads in lamentation. Both shared a love for jazz that was rooted in the soulful poignancy of the blues and old school swing, which was getting rare even in New York City.That became the start of a musical friendship that developed during the years Andrew spent in New York, and continues in this one-night-only concert in Singapore. This is part of a three-stop regional tour, and joining them on the drums is Aaron James Lee.
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Mosaic Music Series The Manhattan Transfer (USA)
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Expect to hear The Carpenter’s hits you’ve come to love with none other than Singapore’s Karen Carpenter; Wendy Chin.
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da:ns festival 2019 Footwork 2019: Twinkle Toes
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Octoburst! 2019 Cerita Anak (Child's Story) by Polyglot Theatre (AUS) & Papermoon Puppet Theatre (ID)
Cerita Anak (Child's Story) takes children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten. Climb aboard and be rocked and rolled across a strange ocean, dive to the bottom of the sea, hear stories in the wind and in the currents of the water, and face great danger before coming to safe harbour.Cerita Anak (Child's Story) draws its inspiration from the seafaring history in Java and the true tale of arrival in Australia told by a small boy. Combining puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound, the show bustles with all the life of the ocean. Audience members, both young and old, will be transported by this exquisite adventure, created by Australia’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre.TWO DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES FOR THE AUDIENCECerita Anak (Child's Story) is designed for children and their adults.This unique work offers an audience experience from two perspectives:The inner audience (Passenger) is made up of child and adult pairs who enter the boat as passengers and fully participate in the work. The outer audience (Villager) is made up of other family members and older children. They are seated in a typical theatre seating arrangement and watch the work as a piece of theatre.These two perspectives offer very different understandings of the work.The Passenger is immersed in the story and goes through a sensory and physical experience of the journey. The Villager has an experience that is more meditative, with the ability to see the bigger picture and to see the story unfold from the outside. CreditsEsplanade presents Cerita Anak (Child's Story) by Polyglot Theatre and Papermoon Puppet Theatre. This tour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Polyglot Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
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Spectrum 2019 After Hours: Steve Reich's Double Sextet by OpusNovus (Singapore)
Classical music isn’t only for the concert hall—come experience Steve Reich’s works delivered in full urban flair at Esplanade’s latest flexible performance space.Hear OpusNovus present Steve Reich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, and London Sinfonietta’s principal clarinettist Mark van de Wiel perform the dynamic New York Counterpoint as well as the tight interlockings in Clapping Music. Multidisciplinary artist Theemptybluesky will also be presenting bold electronic music sets, accompanied by visual projections designed by Ryan Benjamin Lee.ProgrammeSteve Reich    New York Counterpoint (1985) *Steve Reich    Clapping Music (1972) **Steve Reich    Double Sextet (2007) ***with opening and closing electronic music sets by Theemptybluesky and visual projections designed by Ryan Benjamin Lee* Performed by Mark van de Wiel, principal clarinettist of London Sinfonietta** Performed by musicians from OpusNovus and London Sinfonietta*** Performed by OpusNovusCatch London Sinfonietta: Schnee at the Concert Hall prior.
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Come learn more about Chinese shadow puppetry at this hands-on workshop conducted by the puppeteers of the Taishan Shadow Puppet Art Troupe. Participants will discover the rich history behind the art form and make your very own shadow puppet to bring home after the session!About Taishan Shadow Puppet Art TroupeTaishan Shadow Puppet Art Troupe is a professional group that specialises in shadow puppetry. The performers learn the art of shadow puppetry under the tutelage of Master Fan Zheng An, a sixth-generation practitioner of Taishan shadow puppetry. The group has taught shadow puppetry to more than 30,000 primary school students from all over China. In 2018, the group created a modern shadow puppet play based on the movie Bumblebee under the invitation of Tencent. The group has also followed Master Fan to perform in various countries including the US, Europe, Australia, Africa and South Korea.Advisory: Recommended for children ages 6 to 10 with an accompanying parent/guardian. Accompanying adults must be above 16. No admission for ages below 5.
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da:ns festival 2019 Footwork 2019: Adults & Youth
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Sat, 10 - Sun, 25 Aug 2019

Tue - Fri : 9.30am & 11.00am
Sat - Sun : 11.00am* & 4.00pm

*11.00am show is not applicable for 24 Aug 19
No Shows on 12, 19, 20 & 23 Aug 19 

Venue
Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$20
(Free Seating/ Floor Seating)