NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

NAC-AEP Programme Details

Exposure
Theatre

Programme ID: AEP0517924

My Friend, A Japanese Soldier (Assembly Play 1)

Digital Format Available


- OUTLINE -

๐—ง๐—›๐—˜๐— ๐—˜
โ€ข History of Singapore
โ€ข Survival and Courage
โ€ข Friendship beyond boundaries

๐—ฆ๐—ฌ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ฃ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—ฆ
A performance featuring elements of puppetry, My Friend, A Japanese Soldier is based on true stories collected from the National Archives of Singapore and is a powerful drama about survival and courage during times of war. The story is set in Singapore during World War II and revolves around an unlikely friendship between a Japanese soldier and a local boy, which raises suspicions amongst the locals.

My Friend, A Japanese Soldier will help students gain a greater awareness and understanding of the period when Singapore was under Japanese rule during World War II, learn to see things from various perspectives and foster empathy.

๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ ๐— ๐—œ๐—ก ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ข๐——๐—จ๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—ž ๐—”๐—•๐—ข๐—จ๐—ง ๐—ฃ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—ฌ
In this 15 minutes post performance talk/demo, professional puppeteer/facilitator will introduce the different kinds of puppets used in the performance. If time permits, students will be invited on stage to try out the puppet. This enlightening and enriching talk will help students better appreciate the performance and puppetry.

Cost of 15 minutes Post-Performance Talk: $200

Bookings should be made at least one month before the date of performance/workshop. Any bookings made with less than one month's notice may be subjected to additional charges.

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๐——๐—œ๐—š๐—œ๐—ง๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—”๐—ง ๐—”๐—ฉ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—›๐—ข๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—ฆ
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This programme is now adapted to:
1. Allow students to view the selected play or workshop through an online link to watch in the classrooms / during home-based learning or
2. English subtitles are provided.
3. Option for a live Q&A / interactive puppetry introduction session is available for an additional fee.

Digital Bookings can be made at least one month before the date of performance/workshop. Please note that stable internet connection would be ideal for viewing, or provisions can be discussed otherwise.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต-๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ $800 ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ $1,200, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด / ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.
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- LEARNING OBJECTIVES -

Our Outreach Department focuses on cultivating new audiences and arts appreciation via its arts education programme such as customised workshops, consultancy services and school/community tours that have:
โ€ข High educational and entertainment values
โ€ข Innovative and purposeful use of puppets to expand possibilities of story-telling
โ€ข A fusion of multi-disciplinary art forms to demonstrate artistic collaborations

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† / ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—˜๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€:
- To gain an awareness of the art form, and develop an appreciation of the art form, through the introduction of contemporary and traditional puppetry, and new theatrical devices
- To be exposed to Singaporeโ€™s arts and cultural heritage
- To enjoy and explore elements of the art form, and to be able to express themselves creatively through it
- Appreciate the adaptability and resilience of people in Singapore during World War II
- Gain a balanced perspective and reflect on the impact of war on the lives of people
- Be exposed to the usage of masks, shadow and rod puppetry in story-telling

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† / ๐—๐—– / ๐—œ๐—– / ๐—œ๐—ง๐—˜:
- To develop an appreciation of the arts, and to seed engagement in the arts
- To be able to identify and appreciate elements of the art form (including contemporary, traditional, multi- or cross-disciplinary forms, where relevant)
- To encourage creative and expressive pursuits
- To gain an understanding of Singaporeโ€™s arts and cultural heritage
- Appreciate the adaptability and resilience of people in Singapore during World War II
- Gain a balanced perspective and reflect on the impact of war on the lives of people
- Be exposed to the usage of masks, shadow and rod puppetry in story-telling

- DETAILS -

School Hall / Others (for Digital Programme)

Pre - School / Pri - Lower / Pri - Upper / Sec - Lower / Sec - Upper / JC/CI / ITE / Special Education School

English

30 minutes

DVD player / Microphone / PA system / Visualizer / Non-obstructed raised stage (min. 5m by 5m), Stage lighting, 2-3 Electrical Power Points

4 Performers + 1 Sound Operator

- COST -

๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„: $1,500
๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ + ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ: $1,700
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๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ: $800 to $1,200
๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜-๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: $200 to $400

Schools may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise the programme cost. There is a subsidy of up to 50% of the programme cost for mainstream schools, and up to 70% of the programme cost for Special Education Schools.
The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. NAC partners selected pre-school centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP.

The following programme is approved under the NAC-AEP.


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