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[Wan Qing Dumpling Festival 2019] "Once Upon a Storytime" Multi-arts Storytelling Experience

Description

Did you know that a Chinese female domestic helper in the early days is known as “majie”? Travel back in time to discover the life of “majies” through a multi-sensory storytelling journey of drama, music and movements!

"Once Upon a Storytime" takes children back in time to the early days of Singapore (between 1930s and 1970s). Audiences will follow the journey of Ah Di, a young girl who left her family and her hometown of Shunde province in China and came to Singapore to work, hoping to seek a better life so that she could support her family. Ah Di found work as a "majie" in the home of a wealthy family. Ah Di works diligently every day from dawn to dusk, but she quickly started to miss her family. She decides to seek help from a letter writer in Chinatown. Through this show, the children will learn about the letter writers, once commonly sighted along the "five-foot ways" in Chinatown, and how they have provided an indispensable service in helping the illiterate Majies to communicate with their families back home.

"Once Upon a Storytime" is an interactive and collaborative storytelling performance between the actor-facilitator and the performance audience. Children are invited to participate in this storytelling journey by applying various techniques such as drama, music and movement, thereby creating an immersive and engaging multi-sensory experience.

This performance is organised in conjunction with Wan Qing Dumpling Festival 2019. For more details on Wan Qing Dumpling Festival programmes, click here.


Please take note of the following:

  • Conducted in Chinese
  • Best suited for children 4 to 7 years old
  • Each ticket admits 1 child (parents may enter without a ticket, but will be required to sit at the back of the room)
  • Kindly arrive 15 minutes early as the performance will begin on time
  • Walk-ins will not be accepted

#您知道早期的华族女佣被称为“妈姐”吗?快来和我们一起通过互动戏剧故事来回顾“妈姐”的生活点滴。故事也将通过戏剧、音乐和角色扮演来叙述,精彩动听!

跟随“故事宝盒”的时光之旅穿梭回到早期的新加坡(上世纪30年代至70年代),一起经历妈姐阿娣的生活:主人翁阿娣来自广东顺德,为了维持家中生计,背井离乡来新加坡工作。很快阿娣就在一个富有的家庭里找到了“妈姐”的工作。每天从早忙到晚,也让她思念起乡下的家人。于是她来到牛车水找“写信佬”帮她写信寄回老家。一起来体验早期在牛车水街道中“写信佬”所从事的工作,帮助孤苦无依的妈姐写信寄回给家人。

“故事宝盒”呈现的是一种互动体验式的讲故事方式,参与的小朋友将通过各类技巧包括戏剧、音乐和角色扮演来体验故事中的生活场景,从而创造出多层次的感观,并丰富他们的想象力。

此次活动将在“2019端午粽香溢晚晴”中推出。欲知详情,请点击此

请注意以下活动资讯:
  • 余华语经行
  • 适宜4岁至7岁的孩童参与
  • 每张入场收据只限一个孩童 (家长可陪同,建议坐在活动室后排)
  • 活动准时开始,请提前15分钟到达活动会场
  • 本活动只限预先报名的访客参与
Updates
  • The event description was updated. Diff#428878 2019-04-24 01:48:09
Jun 1 - Jun 2, 2019
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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Venue
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Tickets
1 June FULL
2 June FULL
Venue Address
12 Tai Gin Road Singapore
Organizer
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
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