By Puja Chandra Nanda
Like every year Octoburst! is up and bursting with activities and performances -both ticketed and free- in time for the Children’s Day at the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. There are stage shows, performances, puppetry shows and immersive theatrical experiences and musicals.
Some of the anticipated ticketed shows include:
Cerita Anak, A Child’s Story – An immersive story telling experience where guests can partake in a simulated sea journey, be rocked and hurled before reaching to safety. It draws its inspiration from the seafaring history in Java and the true tale of arrival in Australia told by a small boy. The show combines puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound. The show is for both adults and children.
- When: 4 – 6 Oct 2019Fri – Sun10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm
- Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio
- Suitable for Ages 2 & above
A Ladder to the Stars– A whimsical tale about how a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish – that she could dance with the stars. The heavens literally conspire to make the little girl’s wish come true. A sweet story of wishes coming true, told through a mix of music and light.
- When: 4 – 6 Oct 2019 Fri – Sun 10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm
- Where: Esplanade Recital Studio
- Suitable for ages 3 and above.
Introduction to Swan Lake – A ballet series created just for children based on the classic ballet, The Swan Lake. The ballet has been condensed into only an hour, specially curated for children
This timeless classic with its world of love, fate and secrecy is a captivaing tale and must not to be missed. Presented in the form of part narrative and part dance excerpts, Introduction to Swan Lake is a ballet for the young ones. There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance, so come dressed in your favorite costumes!
- When: 5 Oct 2019 Sat1pm & 4pm
- Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
- Suitable for ages 2 and above.
Tailor Made – A play about a tailor who has an impossible tailoring mission he must complete by midnight. Magical and musical, this award winning play from Israel will enthrall young audiences with puppetry, surprises and colorful textiles.
- When: 4 – 6 Oct 2019Fri – Sun11am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
- Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
- Suitable for ages 4 and above.
In addition, there are an array of free shows and activities such as sing-alongs, musicals, dances, theatrical performances and visual art presentations.
Club Med is supporting the Children’s Festival at the Esplanade for the second year and this year it is organizing an attractive lucky draw and an activity booth at Octoburst! 2019, a children’s festival organized by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
The booth features a tote bag coloring corner where kids* (Age 5-12 yrs) will create their very own customized, Club Med tote bag, perfect to carry for their vacations. There are colorful and vibrant photo boards to complete the day for the perfect family outing.
If you take part in the lucky draw at the Club Med activity booth, you can win yourself a chance to win a 3D2N stay for four at the Club Med Bintan resort.