Many would not know, but our unique Story Challenge format was first unveiled to the public in 2006 right at Chinatown itself!
So it seems somewhat nostalgic to be invited by Chinatown Point to perform our English Story Challenge show for them on 22 Dec 2012.
They performed a new version of “Toy Story”, and ran up and down the stage so that they effectively widen their space to include the audience.
Next, audiences provide story topics and conditions for the actors to improvise and create new content on the spot – in just 5 minutes! They performed “The 3 miserable little pigs”, which had elements of thwarted Christmas shopping due to MRT delays, bus drivers going on strike, and the ponding issue in Orchard Road! A very local story indeed
*Story Challenge is an original improvisational storytelling activity, created and organised by The Theatre Practice. The Story Challenge format has been developed into school assembly shows, training workshops, a nationwide tournament, community road shows, and more. For more information, please visit our websites:
要和电台 1003 的 DJ 们现场互动，高声欢唱一首首经典歌曲，享用各式各样的精致美食，那就一定要来参加 “我们的歌大家唱”！
I… I want… I want your… I want not only yours but everyone’s voice! We Sing Our Songs need your voices to sing the songs that belong to us! What? Yet to get your ticket? Go buy now lah…
Want to catch Radio 100.3 DJ Team live in action, sing through the golden hits of our generations and taste a variety of delicacies? Then you must come for We Sing Our Sings!
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一个舞台、一个导演、一个演员… … 当然还要加上一个你！
日期: 19/6 – 21/6/2012
时间: 9am – 9pm (每日)
收费: $240 (每人)
电话: 6337 2525
报名截止日期: 8/6/2012 (名额有限，先到先得)
Organised by: The Theatre Practice
In Partnership with: National Arts Council Singapore
What kind of spaces can you create on stage?
Ever wondered what it takes to be the director of a play?
How does an actor perform?
Discover all these and more at the third installment of The Theatre Practice’s annual Practice Theatre Camp!
This year, gear up for an extensive theatre experience that lets you explore the many facets of theatre! We invite theatre makers Chen Szu-feng, Head of Design at University of New Hampshire (USA), Wang Chia-ming, General Director of Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group (Taiwan) and Kuo Jing Hong, physical/dance theatre choreographer and director to share their expertise and knowledge in stage design, directing and acting!
Practice Theatre Camp welcomes kindred souls from all walks of life – students, undergrads, teachers, actors and theatre enthusiasts. As long as you have a passion for theatre, we welcome you to join us in this enriching camp experience and glean wisdom from the theatre makers! Bring your enthusiasm with you and open your eyes to the theatrical world beyond!
About the Theatre Makers
Chen Szu-feng (Taiwan / USA)
Szu-Feng is a designer from Taiwan and currently the head of Design at University of New Hampshire. She has designed and painted for performing arts in theatre, opera, dance and film. Her design works were seen in international exhibitions including World Stage Design 2009 (South Korea), 2005 (Canada), Prague Quadrennial International Exhibition 2007, 2003 (Czech), Beijing Annual Theater Art Exhibition 2002 (China). In addition to her practice in theatrical arts, she has complemented her work with experience in space planning, graphic design, painting and administrative management. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Scenic Design from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kuo Jing Hong (Singapore)
Originally trained as a dancer and choreographer, Jing Hong, a Shell-NAC scholar begins investigating into acting processes and its relationship to the body and movement. She has explored a vast range of approaches/styles ranging from dance, physical/dance theatre, to drama as a performer, teacher and choreographer/director. Jing Hong graduated from the University of Exeter with a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Practice.
Wang Chia-ming (Taiwan)
Wang Chia-ming is the General Director of Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group. For four years, his theatre pieces have won many of the prestigious Taishin Arts Awards (Performing Arts) in Taiwan. In 2009, his work Once, upon Hearing the Skin Tone was awarded the 8th Taishin Arts Award (Performing Arts), while Tsen，。 clinched the Special Jury’s Award in 2007. Besides theatre, he has also directed commercial ads, music videos, fashion shows and other big-scale events. In 2008, he was invited by American director and playwright, Robert Wilson, to participate in New York’s Watermill Centre International Summer Program, in which his performance was selected by The New York Times as one of the top ten performances in 2008.
Date: 19/6 – 21/6/2012
Time: 9am – 9pm (Daily)
Venue: LASALLE College of the Arts
Fees: $240 (Per person)
All camp activities will be conducted in Mandarin.
Scholarships for students! A round of interviews will be conducted to offer students scholarships, covering 75% of the camp fees. Selected students pay $60 only. Limited places available. Application deadline: 25 May 2012.
Certificates of completion are issued to participants who have achieved 100% attendance.
Enquiries & Registration：
Tel: 6337 2525
For Student Participants
Practice Theatre Camp is open to students from Secondary 3 onwards and registration must be made through the respective schools. Each school is limited to a maximum of 4 participants. (Any additional registrants will be placed on a waiting list for consideration.)
For Theatre Practitioners and members of the Public
Please submit your CV together with the registration form.
Registration Deadline: 8/6/2012
(Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis)
Download online flyer HERE!
We Sing Our Songs tickets sales starts 23rd March! Get your tickets to this mega outdoor sing-along session now!
SISTIC 订票热线 Ticketing Hotline: 6348 5555
SISTIC 订票网站 Ticketing Website: www.sistic.com.sg
询问热线 Enquiry Hotline: 6337 2525
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转眼间，我们快迎接农历新年，2011年也即将结束！这一年，对实践教育工程来说可是大丰收的一年！我们巡回了4部精彩的学校演出： 《小玲的新年》、《古怪！真古怪》、《故事擂台校园大挑战》、《课本故事屋》，把演出带到了超过70所中小学呢！不仅如此，我们也提供了20多个短期和长期的课程，配合学校的教育计划或课外活动，和同学们玩得不亦乐乎！还有还有！我们也举办了“实践戏剧营”和“Philippe Gaulier 大师班”，邀请了多位戏剧导师和大师与我们的参与者分享宝贵的经验！让我们通过照片回忆一下… …
Can’t believe 2011 is coming to end, with New Year just round the corner! 2011 has been an especially fruitful year for The Theatre Practice Education Project team as we presented 4 school shows – Xiao Ling’s New Year, Waste Not Want Not, Story Challlenge and Textbook Storytelling, and toured more than 70 Primary and Secondary schools. That’s not all! We also conducted more than 20 short and long term courses, as part of the schools’ year-long curriculum and CCAs, and a number of other theatre education programs such as Practice Theatre Camp and Philippe Gaulier Master Class. Let’s refresh your memory with some exciting snippets!
Celebrating Chinese New Year @ Esplanade with Xiao Ling’s New Year
As part of Huayi Festival and to celebrate Chinese New Year, TTP actors took Xiao Ling to the Esplanade to meet the kids and adults and to tell her story. Here are some of the visual highlights:
Bringing Story Challenge to Schools
Spinning off our annual Story Challenge competition, The Great Campus Story Challenge (School Performance) enjoyed an overwhelming response from schools in 2011! Students get to participate and contribute new elements and conditions for the story in this interactive performance, even teachers had a go at it!
Short/Long Term Courses & CCAs @ Schools
Arts education has become an increasingly important part of schools’ curriculum, especially in the last few years. Many schools have engaged us to conduct both short and long term courses as part of their language lessons, as well as CCAs.
Our Bread Heroes & Animal Kingdom!
This year marks a first collaboration with Singapore Centre for Chinese Language to organise two creative workshops for kids, bringing them a never-before experience! In The Bread Heroes Workshop, the kids became Master Chefs and Marketing and Publicity Managers! Not only did they get to create their own recipes and bake their own bread, they also got to strategise their own marketing campaigns and stalls! At Animal Kingdom, adorable animals come to life as the kids play the characters of the different animals in the wild! Making use of recyclable materials to create costumes and props, and of course with remarkable acting skills, the Workshop was an eye-opener for us too when we saw how well the kids made use of their imagination and presented a Kingdom of Animals!
Here comes the Masters!
We had the honour of inviting Wang Juan (Taiwan), Bonni Chan (Hong Kong) and Fu Hong Zheng (Taiwan/Malaysia) to share about their vast experience and impart some skills to our Practice Theatre Camp participants!
That’s not all, Philippe Gaulier Master Class, which followed closely after Practice Theatre Camp, was yet another awesome opportunity for theatre lovers/practitioners to learn the craft from renowned theatre master Mr Philippe Gaulier. This year’s theme was Melodrama!
2011年“小风车们”首次于月眠艺术中心的黑箱剧场演出！ Our Little Windmills set foot at Goodman Arts Centre Black Box for the first time this year!!
What an exciting year it has been for us! We hope that year 2012 will turn out to be yet another exciting year as we continue to strive for excellence in theatre and drama education in schools.
We wish everyone a happy New Year!
We had a blast last weekend at the Singapore’s Writer’s Festival! Artistic Director Jian Hong, together with a group of theatre actors, participated in a panel discussion to share about the late theatre doyen Mr Kuo Pao Kun’s artistic achievements and his works. They even prepared a script reading of selected works! Missed the event? Fret not! Exciting photos await you below!
What’s more, from now till 30 Oct, don’t forget to catch “Literary Pioneer Exhibition – Seeding Change, Staying True: A Glimpse into Kuo Pao Kun’s Lifetime Achievements” at Singapore Management University! This exhibition offers a glimpse of some of the past works, as well as never-before-seen memorabilia, of Mr Kuo Pao Kun!
详情如下 Details below：
日期 Date：即日起至10月30日 Now till 30 Oct
地点 Venue：新加坡管理大学 Singapore Management University，Campus Green
入场免费！ FREE admission!
环境优美的新加坡植物园 + 乐翻天的亲子活动 = 创意泡泡营！
Given one day at the Botanic Gardens, photographs, crayons, cardboard, string and wheels, what could any family possibly do with such an unusual mix of materials?
Here at Creative Juices, our teachers had just the perfect idea: Use all these simple items, add fallen leaves/sticks, and enjoy an entire day of Arts Education activities AND family bonding time set within the natural environment!
We started off nice and early in the morning, and immediately all families had their hearts racing to find 3 stations in quick succession! Yes, the utmost task for the day was to find the Dragon trapped in the Botanic Gardens, where could it be?
Challenges abound: Kids had to find their name-tags hidden amongst the bushy trees, and draw whatever their imagination took them upon the photo clue cards!
Next up! Create a wheel trolley with just raffia string, strips of cardboard and wheels + screws! No glue, no tape, only a pair of scissors and a screwdriver. Ah-ha, not so easy after all? Just when kids thought that their trolleys were finally completed, another task beckoned: Drag your trolley onwards on the reflexology path and attempt to catch the Ping Pong Balls thrown by your parents!
After lunch, we slowly made our way to the Symphony Stage area, not for lack of energy, but to carefully gather interesting leaves and sticks for the next activity!
午饭后，大家还不能松懈下来哦。在往 Symphony Stage 的路上，大家都拿着塑胶带、细心的把形状特殊的落叶和树枝捡起来，好在下一个活动派上用场。
The kids loved the Hillslide activity as they slid down a track made of cardboard boxes, roping in even their parents to slide down with them!
Finally, families realized that they had to create their own dragon ‘bodies’ in order to rescue the captured Dragon! Armed with the cardboard boxes and their collected leaves, they were determined to create the most unique dragons in order to fulfill the challenge.
What a day! The weather held, the families enthused, and we had one great time! Thank you everyone for your passionate participation and valuable feedback. See you next year at Creative Juices 2011!
In Creative Juices!, one gets to both play hard and learn much! It’s the highlight of the Arts Education programme brought to you by The Theatre Practice!
What is Creative Juices! exactly?
We firmly believe that an Arts Education is not just to nurture performers in the areas of singing, dancing or acting. More importantly, it provides an all-rounded education to cultivate a child’s character and emotional maturity, creative thinking and appreciation of the arts. A programme encapsulating such ideals thus emerged – Creative Juices!
This November, look forward to two meaningful and fun-filled education activities for parents and children! We’ll see you there!
报名与询问Enquiries & Registration：
请拨电Please call (65) 6337 2525或电邮or email TTPeducation@practice.org.sg
欲知详情，请浏览 For more details, please visit: http://www.practice.org.sg
“Let’s talk Creative Juices!” – The Art of Stories, The Creativity of Play
“Magic Uncle” Chang Shih-Tsung comes to Singapore! Scoff not at his bag of tricks as he hails from Taiwan as an expert in childhood education. For this seminar, he yearns to share with us the wonders that can be conjured from an innovative Arts Education – to create enjoyable learning environments for kids through meaningful ‘play’ and games! This seminar is ideal for parents of young children and early childhood educators.
About Chang Shih-Tsung:
National Taipei University of Education
Professor of Department of Arts and Design
日期 Date: 06.11.2010 (星期六Sat)
地点 Venue: 芽笼东图书馆（3楼讲堂）Geylang East Public Library (3rd floor Lecture Hall)
50, Geylang East Ave 1
时间Timing: 2-4pm (讲座seminar), 4-5pm (交流mixer)
语言Language: 以华语进行Conducted in Mandarin
收费 Fee: ：每人 $10 per participant
对象 Targeted Audience: 父母和教育工作者
Parents & Early Childhood Educators
“Creative Juices Camp！”: The Great Family Skate-Off!
Living in a modern city enclosed within concrete and steel walls, how long has it been since you last got in touch with Mother Nature? Look no further – Creative Juices Camp! is the perfect opportunity for you to bond with your child in the vast openness of the Botanic Gardens! Take note – mere child’s play it is not! Our professional teachers will immerse participating families in experiential sessions such as story-telling, treasure hunting, body movement, arts & craft, and more. The highlight is for each family to create their very own DIY skateboard! Love thy nature, bond thy family!
日期 Date: 13.11.2010 (星期六Sat)
地点 Venue: 新加坡植物园 Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569
时间Timing: 9am – 4pm
语言Language: 以华语进行Conducted in Mandarin
收费 Fee package: 每位家长 $10 per parent, 每位小孩 $80 per child
(定价，含午餐Nett price, includes lunch)
1家长parent + 1小孩child = $90
2 家长parents + 1 小孩child = $100
1 家长parent + 2 小孩children = $170 (享有10% 折扣enjoys 10% discount)
2 家长parents + 2 小孩children = $180 (享有10% 折扣enjoys 10% discount)
对象 Targeted Audience: 小孩Child: 4-7 岁years, 限max 30 家庭families
好啦，冷静一下，先说说9月25日下午首先在达曼裕廊民众俱乐部进行儿童艺术工作坊。 出席的孩童人数可是这一月来最多的一场! 达曼裕廊的居民非常支持艺术教育。孩子边玩边学， 甚至扮演后羿和嫦娥， 跟着老师一起讲古！
Before we get excited all over again, first we had our Children’s Arts Workshop at Taman Jurong CC. It was our largest turnout ever – thank you Taman Jurong for your enthusiastic support for the arts! The kids had a great time, taking part in the dramatization of Hou Yi and Chang Er themselves, as age old stories of Mid-Autumn were told.
At night, the celebration was graced by GOH Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, also MP for Jurong GRC. He even sampled our tea! Our hot-brewed Aged Pu-Er and cold-brewed Spirit of Buddha’s Palm are courtesy of Pek Sin Choon.
Our performance started at around 7.10pm. It was very lively, with almost 1000 audience watching our actors on stage, and many more also sitting on the grass in front of the large flat-screen projection nearby! The response was hotter than ever! We served up almost 1000 cups of our tea to thirsty audiences, and gave out all of our tea can prizes to those who guessed our lantern riddles!
When our performance ended, 2 big canisters of tea were finished, our performers were happily exhausted, but the night had only just started as Minister Tharman opened the ABC Waters@Jurong Lake with a funnily witty speech and made way for a blasting display of fireworks!
Thank you Jurong community again for a wonderful night! Also thanks to NAC for letting us perform as part of their Arts for All event.