NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) Programme Highlights

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS - MUSIC

Our Home: Stories through Popular Music Across Times by TCR Music Station 《我的家园》音乐说唱会 - 弹唱人制作室 

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27 May 2019, Monday

3.30pm

Esplanade Concert Hall

Recommended For: Lower Secondary – Upper Secondary

Ticket Price: $23 (excluding $3 SISTIC fee)

 

More information on F.Y.I available at www.esplanade.com/fyi.

 

This concert tells stories of our home through local Mandarin music. Students will be exposed to and learn more about our rich popular Mandarin music heritage. Through the melodies and lyrics, students will be able to develop an awareness and appreciation of local music, and gain a better understanding of the social and cultural changes that Singapore went through.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an awareness of and appreciation for local Mandarin music
  • Cultivate a sense of pride in Singapore music
  • Gain an understanding of how music and lyrics are used to convey ideas and significant milestones in Singapore

 

Performed by singers from TCR Music Station and Mediacorp Artiste, Bonnie Loo.

Performed in Mandarin with no surtitles.

 

中文:

 

70年代以前新加坡人主要是住在乡村甘榜和陋巷楼屋。之后由于城市和组屋新镇的发展迅速,很多的国人开始搬迁到组屋生活。在这新旧交替,生活方式与环境改变的时期,许多的歌曲创作也反映了新加坡人独特的情感抒发和面貌变迁。

 

这些本地创作歌谣通过了电视电台和唱片专辑从80年代起到90年代,深受欢迎喜爱, 渐渐地成为大家耳熟能详,很有共鸣的新加坡音乐作品。

 

这场本地歌曲说唱会,以弹唱及说故事方式介绍本地创作歌曲,让学生们接触及认识这个属于新加坡的珍贵音乐文化。学生们也能从旋律与歌词中了解国家社会的发展变化,体会新加坡人的音乐情感与记忆,并培养共同的身份认同。这个专为学生制作的主题性演出每年都获得热烈回响。

 

由弹唱人新声代和新传媒艺人罗美仪共同演出。

以华语演出。

 

学习目标

·       提高学生对本地创作的认识与欣赏

·       鼓励学生尝试音乐与文字创作

·       让学生了解通过歌曲和歌词传达思绪与情感的奥妙

 

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS - DANCE

Mr. Sign by T.H.E Dance Company

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16 – 19 Jul 2019, Tuesday  – Friday

3pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

Recommended For: Lower Secondary – Upper Secondary

Ticket Price: $23 (excluding $3 SISTIC fee)

 

More information on F.Y.I available at www.esplanade.com/fyi.

 

Mr. Sign centers on the subject of thoughts and ideas. Through a performance and a post-show dialogue, the production examines the individual’s place in a hierarchical society and enables students to gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary dance as well as to reflect on whether communication is indeed important to humans.

 

Choreographer, Kim Jae Duk, draws upon a myriad of musical influences including the reworking of traditional Korean trot music, Indonesian gamelan, and parts of Tchaikovsky’s classic piece Swan Lake, to create an edgy, heart-pounding music score for Mr. Sign.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an awareness and appreciation of contemporary dance
  • Gain an understanding of how ideas can be translated into movement
  • Reflect on the importance of communication in human relations

 

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS - THEATRE

My Friend, A Japanese Soldier by The Finger Players

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23 – 26 Jul 2019, Tuesday – Friday

10am & 2.30pm

Esplanade Theatre Studio

Recommended For: Upper Primary – Secondary

Ticket Price: $23 (excluding $3 SISTIC fee)

 

More information on F.Y.I available at www.esplanade.com/fyi.

 

A theatre performance featuring elements of puppetry, My Friend, A Japanese Soldier is based on true stories collected from the National Archives of Singapore and it is a powerful drama about survival and courage in 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.

 

Learning Objectives

  • 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 from different sides
  • Gain exposure to how masks, shadow and rod puppetry can be used to tell stories