IMAGINIQUE 2019 – Inaugural Singapore Children’s Festival featuring World-Class Theatre Performances

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IMAGINIQUE is a live experience in theatre, dance, music or art that promises to be life-changing, particularly for children. Performances and programmes for this festival has been specially curated through an extensive study period using various platforms of non-verbal performances, interactive responses and musical theatre with engagement through Arts, Culture and Community.

IMAGINIQUE is managed by the well-established Singapore Street Festival which has for 18 years provided youths of Singapore a platform to showcase as well as to pursue their talents and passion for the performing arts. IMAGINIQUE is the inaugural Singapore Children’s Festival for year 2019 which features world-class, award-winning non-verbal performances from overseas namely:

Loo (Spain)

Floor and bench seating. Both adults and baby/children are required to wear socks to attend this show; Capacity: 130 seatings; Duration: 30 minutes)

Here I Am – Self-Portrait (Brisbane, Australia)

Workshop, materials provided; Capacity 40 spaces; Duration: 45 minutes

Toddler’s Room (Norway)

Babies/toddlers are to be accompanied by a parent or carer. Adults accompanying needs to purchase a ticket as well.  Both adults and baby/children are required to wear socks to attend this show; Capacity is 20 seatings on the floor only; Duration: 30 minutes.

Air Play (New York)

IMAGINIQUE Grand Gala Show, capacity: 1500 theatre seatings and duration of the show is 60 minutes.

IMAGINIQUE (Concept of Imagination and Uniqueness) launched for the first time in Singapore, has three levels of delivery from Adults for Children; Youth for Children; and Children for Children.

Development and Creativity from Young

An innovative children’s festival offering live theatre and music experiences for children ages 0–12, IMAGINIQUE aims to offer immersive, non-verbal performances that are designed to excite the imagination and incite curiosity in children.  Inspired by renowned children’s festival around the world such as the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Brisbane Out-of-Box Festival and Okinawa’s Ricca Ricca Festival for very young audiences. 

Along with the global rising trend of ‘baby theatres’, these experiential theatre performances are increasing gaining popularity as it aims to develop inner curiosity, focus, a strong sense of identity and emotional empathy in young children. Not only pure good fun, but also these performances expand the children’s mind, stimulate imagination and creativity and instil self-confidence as well as encourage social skills.

Family Bonding

IMAGINIQUE also seeks to strengthen family connections by providing platforms for families to attend arts events focused on the children, exposing the community to the endless possibilities of various art forms for children. Programmes featured in IMAGINIQUE are o focus on the experiential, the interactive, and the non-verbal.

IMAGINIQUE targets children between the ages of 0 to 12, and recognises the important role played by their caretakers. While programmes are centred on the child, educational talks and workshops for caretakers will be organised in line with the presented programmes – it is important for the programmes to inspire further conversations and continued arts appreciation between audience members.

Beyond the immediate audience, an entire strand of IMAGINIQUE is dedicated to connecting artistes. Dialogues with and workshops by visiting artistes will be conducted for local practitioners, in keeping our practitioners up to date with the latest global trends. These will also be fertile platforms for the exchange of ideas, in strengthening the Singapore brand and propagating our own groups’ good work to the world. 

The Global Connection

IMAGINIQUE has the broad objective to bring in top artist-practitioners in children’s arts from all around the world, and connect these internationally-renowned artists with practitioners in Singapore to inspire local practitioners and form connections to the global arts and theatre arena. 

Entralling and inspiring, IMAGINIQUE – Singapore Children’s  Festival is  Ideal for parents with young children, grandparents, educators and arts practitioners.

IMAGINIQUE programmes are also eligible for School Tote Grant by NAC – AEP  (National Arts Council – Arts Education Programme Public Arts Programme).   Pre-schools, Primary Schools and Special Education Schools may use either the Tote Board Arts Grant for Mainstream & Special Education schools or the NAC funding for Pre-schools to subsidise the programme cost.   There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the NAC-AEP programme cost for Mainstream schools, and up to 70% subsidy of the NAC-AEP programme cost for Special Education Schools.  Schools can book their tickets by contacting Ms. Annie Pek at 9862 8033 or email anniepek2011@gmail.com.

The series of exciting and amazing shows that will capture adults and children alike is happening during this December holidays from 13 to 22 December 2019.

Tickets are on sale now on SISTIC: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/search?fc=scf2019

Programme details are available on:

Website: www.imaginique.sg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imaginiquesg/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imaginiquesg/

 

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