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Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival 2019

Octoburst! 2019 - A Children's Festival

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Start:
4 October 2019
End:
6 October 2019
Website:
https://ldo.sg/Oct19

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Venue

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
1 Esplanade Drive
Singapore 038981
Phone:
6828 8377

We’re bursting with excitement as we celebrate
Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival 2019

Through the festival, Esplanade has grown and journeyed with many families and children over the past 16 years. In the 17th edition, we invite children of all ages to participate, play and soak in the moments of joy and emotions that the arts can bring.

Designed and curated specially for the young (and the young at heart), this year’s Octoburst! continues to be a celebration of fun, friendship and imagination with our line-up of interactive performances from around the world.

So, come on down to make some friends, experience the joy of the arts and create fun memories together at your favourite giant durian this October!

A Ladder to the Stars

4 – 6 Oct 2019, Fri – Sun
10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm  (50min)
Esplanade Recital Studio
Recommended for ages 37
Buy tickets here.

Way up in the deep blue night sky, a twinkling star hears a little girl’s birthday wish . . . she wishes she could dance with the stars. Wanting to make this wish come true, the star tells the moon, the moon tells the sun, the sun tells the wind and the rain, and together they dream up a wonderful plan. Told through a magical mix of music, light and imagination, A Ladder to the Stars is a heartfelt and humorous story of what can happen when the universe hears your dreams. Get your tickets now. 

Cerita Anak (Child’s Story)

– 6 Oct 2019, Fri – Sun
10.30am, 2pm & 4.30pm (1hr)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Recommended for ages 2–7 (Passenger), 7 and above (Villager)
Buy tickets here.

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. 

It 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 oldwill be transported by this exquisite adventure, created by Australia’s Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia’s Papermoon Puppet Theatre. Get your tickets now.

 

Tailor Made 

4 – 6 Oct 2019, Fri – Sun
11am, 2.30pm & 4.30pm (40min)
Esplanade Annexe Studio
Recommended for ages 48
Buy tickets here.

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. Get your tickets here.

A play with minimal dialogue, puppetry, unexpected objectscolourful textiles and music. 

 

Dance Appreciation Series: Introduction to Swan Lake

5 Oct 2019, Sat
1pm & 4pm (1hr)
Esplanade Concert Hall
Admission for ages 2 and above
Buy tickets here.

Photo by Bernie Ng

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. 

Join us and learn more about the enthralling world of dance and ballet told through narration and dance excerpts. There will also be a meet-and greet-session with the cast after the performance, so come dressed in your favourite costumes! Get your tickets now.

 

PIParade

4 Oct 2019, Fri
5pm (1hr)
Starting point: Esplanade Forecourt Garden

PIP wants YOU to be a part of his Children’s Parade 

Gather your friends and family and celebrate Children’s Day at PIParade alongside our young performers from Kinderland Preschool Marching Band and Stage Ensemble with the Maha Bodhi School Symphonic Band. 

Join PIP and his friends in a celebratory parade down the Esplanade Waterfront to the Outdoor Theatre dressed in your favourite PIP-inspired colours! Don’t forget to check out the Festival Corner for a parade craft you can bring along with you to join in the festivities. Sign up as a group here.

 

Von Tuur Salon

– 6 Oct 2019, Fri – Sun
11am2pm & 3pm6pm (15mins per session)
Esplanade Basement 2 Foyer
Admission age: 412, for children only
Pre-registration required at www.esplanade.com/octoburst-salonOpens on 29 September 2019.
Limited capacity

The Von Tuur Salon is here to indulge you in the very best of sound-escape therapy. Intrepid explorers Gouda and Goudi have travelled the world and returned with many adventures for you to enjoy with your family and friends. 

Leave behind the humdrum of the everyday and be swept away on an arctic adventure, a mini-city-break, or a jungle expedition! Whether you need a relaxing getaway or an adrenaline-fuelled thrill ride, the Von Tuur’s will inspire your imagination! Register here now.

Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival 2019

Join the festivities! Find out more about the exciting performances and activities in store at Octoburst! 2019 at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.

 

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