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ByIQ Kidz

2018 Pinocchio: A Whale of a Tale!

PREMIERES 2 -15 APRIL 2018

This is a contemporary adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s classic, Pinocchio. The production was staged inside “a whale theatre” – an art installation of a whale made up of over 10,000 plastic bottles in an island-wide up-cycling effort that gathered over 40,000 plastic bottles. The production aimed to educate children on the importance of Responsibility, Family Love, and Environmental Issues. Pinocchio: A Whale of a Tale was watched by over 10,000 audiences over its month-long season. The venue was transformed into a children’s pop-up theatre, designed to facilitate learning through fun and entertaining activities within the performance and around the space. The scintillating theatrics captured the hearts of children while articulating important life values and lessons to them. During the performance, children were engaged to participate in various scenes. This allowed them to gain a deeper understanding and have hands-on participation in solutions that demonstrated how they can do their part to alleviate marine pollution.

Setting a new Singapore record for “Largest Theatre Prop Made Of Plastic Bottles”, awarded by the Singapore Book of Records, the art installation – Whale, was conceptualised to immerse our audiences within the musical. The installation captures the iconic scene inside the whale between ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Geppetto’ as parent and child. The Whale itself was given a breath of life in the musical, embodying ‘Columbina’, a kind and nurturing whale. The inspiration came upon us, as we wanted to tell a story to remind us all to save our environment and the animals living in it!

The Whale stands at 33.3m long and 2.2m at its highest point. All these plastic bottles came from up-cycling concerted efforts by preschoolers across Singapore and assembled by a team of Eco-artists. Indeed, the art-installation aims to showcase to our little ones that every drop of water makes the ocean, every effort counts in protecting our planet.

 

For school booking, please click on the following link: http://www.artbeatz.com.sg/2018/01/pinocchio-school-booking-form/

For public booking, please click on the following link: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cpino0418

For music school booking, please cluck on the link: http://booking.sistic.stixcloud.com/SisticWebApp/Booking.do?contentCode=cpino0418&promotionCode=18ms

 

ByIQ Kidz

THE JUNGLE ADVENTURE

  “A ROMP ON THE WILD SIDE!”

PREMIERES 16 – 29 JULY 2018

Take a romp on the wild side in the enigmatic jungles of Southeast Asia!

 

“The Jungle Adventure” is the tale of Mowgli, a lost toddler found in the forest by Reiki, an Indochinese leopard, who raised him as her own child. Mowgli’s journey to find who he is and where he belongs teaches him that we must love nature as we are part of its great beauty.

 

“The Jungle Adventure” is a children’s puppet musical inspired by “The Jungle Book”. Join Mowgli and his animal friends and let the rhythm of the jungle whisk you away on a journey through interactive play and fabulous jungle fun!

 

When Man fights against nature or destroys nature, we are damaging the side of us that is the most beautiful, the most abundantly meaningful. When we let greed and power take over, we are not honouring the side of us that is most precious. Nature is our greatest gift and part of our soul as beings who share this earth.

Jane Goodall says it best when she questions whether our generation is using up the inheritance of the next generation.

We have taken too much from nature, we have taken too much for granted.

We need to learn more… understand more… stop the destruction… give back to Nature abundantly. And soon. Time is running out for us.

 

For public booking, please click on the link:  https://sistic.com.sg/events/cjungle0718