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Explore the topic of bullying with your children through multi-disciplinary programmes and participatory arts experiences at Esplanade's March On 2022.

Venue: Esplanade
Dates: 9 - 13 Mar 2022
Admission: Both ticketed and free experiences 

March On is Esplanade’s new annual children’s festival that explores relevant issues for the young through different experiences. In this edition, you and your little ones can explore, discuss and share about the topic of bullying at the various programmes and activities organised at Esplanade. Beyond the discussion about bullying, the wide variety of programmes is an opportunity for families to spend time together and to build stronger family relationships through these performances, workshops and activities. 

Without further ado, here are 20 programmes that will be happening from 9 to 13 Mar 2022 at the Esplanade part of March On 2022. To help narrow down your search for suitable programmes, we have included the navigation list below. 

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[Theatre] An Esplanade Production: I Have Something To Say

Venue: Esplanade Theatre
Dates and Times:

  • 11 & 12 Mar: 11 am & 3 pm
  • 13 Mar: 11 am
  • 1hour 15mins with no intermission

Admission: $40 per ticket, $30 (Student concession), 10% PIP's Club Special
Recommended Age: 7 years and up

It’s not easy being a kid when you’ve got to juggle your family, friends and school! It’s no wonder that 8-year-old Zack has his hands full.

Luckily, he has secret super powers—a turbo-charged imagination and the ability to spot a bully a mile away... or so he thinks. When an encounter with a bully turns his world upside down, Zack realises that things are not so clear cut after all and that he really needs help. But what happens when nobody wants to listen to what he has to say?

I Have Something to Say uses music, movement, and multimedia to help children explore the topic of bullying in a safe space. The play draws from stories, ideas and drawings shared by children in Singapore through organised workshops and an open call submission and hopes to give children and adults alike the language to have honest conversations about bullying.

[Dance] Family Portrait 

Venue: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Dates and Times:

  • 9 & 10 Mar: 9.30 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3.30 pm and 5 pm
  • 11 - 13 Mar: 9.30 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 5 pm and 7.30 pm
  • 1hour with no intermission

Admission: $20 per ticket, 10% PIP's Club Special
Recommended Age: 4 years and up

Surrounded by four screens and seated on swivelling stools you and your family will be able to see a family with kids just like you, through choreographed sequences and candid “off camera” moments as they encounter the many different landscapes of Scotland.

Family Portrait features a film screened in a special set-up, capturing Barrowland Ballet’s Artistic Director, Natasha Gilmore, and her children in an intimate portrayal of family life. Through striking imagery, choreography and intricate soundscapes, a series of narratives unfold.

With space to roam, the children encounter rabbit skulls, converse with spiders, make war paint with berries and discover the fun of playing with their mum. A geographical and emotional journey celebrating getting out into nature peppered with humour and candour, the work shares an honest depiction of what family really is with its relentless and glorious chaos.

Join in the fun with the specially designed activities that accompany the video installation, facilitated with the support of The Kueh Tutus (SG).

[Workshop] We Have Something To Say! A Children's Workshop on Bullying

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dates and Times: 11 Mar 2022, 3 pm (2hours with no intermission)
Admission: $20 per ticket, 10% PIP's Club Special
Recommended Age: 7 - 12 years old (This is a drop-off programme)

“What is bullying? How does it make my body feel?” We Have Something To Say! A Children's Workshop on Bullying adopts a multidisciplinary approach to explore the topic of bullying in a safe and supportive environment. Through games, therapeutic arts activities and somatic reflections, children navigate different perspectives of bullying in a fun and interactive way. They are invited to co-create ways to empower themselves, support their peers, and discover ways to repair and heal from bullying experiences in their lives.   

This is a children-only workshop and children are advised to come in comfortable clothes to move around. Parents can drop your child off at Level 4, Theatre Studio entrance and pick your child at the same venue after the workshop. 

[Workshop] We Have Something To Say! A Family Workshop on Bullying

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dates and Times: 12 & 13 Mar 2022, 10 am (2hours with no intermission)
Admission:

  • $16 per ticket, 10% PIP's Club Special
  • Tickets sold in pairs (1 Adult + 1 Child) or 3s (1 Adult + 2 Children or 2 Adults + 1 Child)

Recommended Age: 7 - 12 years old

We Have Something To Say! A Family Workshop on Bullying guides children and parents to discover multiple perspectives around bullying through games, somatic exercises, and therapeutic art activities. Dive deeper into your feelings around bullying and uncover what your mind, body and heart would like to say. Families are invited to discover ways to approach bullying and repair the wounds of bullying in a safe and supportive environment.

Families are advised to come in comfortable clothes to move around.

[Music] Beats & Doodles: Green Critters

VenueEsplanade Forecourt Garden
Dates and Times:

  • 11 Mar, 7pm
  • 12 & 13 Mar, 6pm & 8pm
  • 1hour with no intermission

Admission: Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 4 years old and up

Electronic music producer and DJ Cherry Chan invites you to Beats & Doodles: Green Critters. Doodle your green intentions for 2022 while enjoying a DJ set featuring leftfield electronic beats and jazzy soundscapes.

[Workshop] SEEDLINGS – A Public Sharing

VenueEsplanade Recital Studio
Dates and Times: 13 Mar 2022, 3 pm (2hours with no intermission)
Admission: Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 7 years old and up

SEEDLINGS is a programme that seeks to bring together a group of enthusiastic and arts-loving young people aged 7-12 years with diverse experiences and abilities. Participants attend a series of arts-based workshops, dialogues and performances as part of the March On festival programming.

This public sharing session is part of the SEEDLINGS programme and offers audiences the unique opportunity to hear more about the process and participants’ experiences in the programme. Audiences will also get to meet and dialogue with the participants and facilitators.   

With SEEDLINGS, Esplanade seeks to further develop children-centred artistic experiences at the national performing arts centre and within the wider Arts for Young Audiences landscape in Singapore. 

[Workshop] Imaginarium: Tales of the Lost Sea Tribes

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dates and Times:

  • 12 Mar 2022, 4.30 pm (for 7 - 9 years old)
  • 13 Mar 2022, 2 pm (for 9 - 12 years old)
  • 1.5hours with no intermission

Admission: Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 7 years old and up

As children grow up, they mature emotionally, socially, and in their cognitive abilities. Their sense of personal agency expands, and this workshop hopes to offer a safe space for musical outlet of these unique identities.  

Apart from immersive performances that vividly bring mythical creatures of the sea alive, children that attend Imaginarium: Tales of the Lost Sea Tribes will also be guided at improvising in groups alongside a dynamic mix of musicians from YST to create their own musical characters and stories in this Imaginarium. 

This is a children-only programme. 

[Workshop] Sang Nila Has Arrived! – A Creative Movement Workshop

Venue: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Dates and Times
13 Mar 2022, 4.30 pm (1.5hours with no intermission)
Admission: Free, Pre-registration Required 
Recommended Age: 7 -12 years old

In the Sang Nila Has Arrived! workshop by Maya Dance Theatre – Diverse Abilities Dance Collective (DADC), participants will experience the characters from the Sang Nila Utama story through dance! Following the classic tale, participants will learn four movements from the characters: the ferocious waves, the joyful sailors, the loyal palace guards dance, and the hardworking farmer and fishermen.  

This is a children-only programme.

[Activity] Magic Circus – Monster Hunt 

Venue: Starting Point - Esplanade Courtyard
Dates and Times: 9 - 20 Mar 2022, 10 am - 8 pm daily
Admission: Free 
Recommended Age: 7 years old and up

A mysterious outlaw attacked the visiting circus Moe's Mystical Menagerie and has let three monsters loose at Esplanade. The ringmaster offers a bounty for capturing the escapees in time for the opening show. Can you find clues, overcome obstacles and solve puzzles in the real world to unlock the next part of your story online? Families are invited to join the Magic Circus - Monster Hunt now! Strap on your smartphone and embark on a swashbuckling adventure that will test your constitution, courage and compassion

This is a self-guided activity and will take approximately 60mins to complete. Participants will require a smartphone with internet connectivity and earphones are recommended too. 

[Activity] This is What We Eat at Home

Venue: Esplanade Courtyard
Dates and Times
9 - 31 Mar 2022, All Day
Admission:
Free 
Recommended Age:
 All Ages

Mealtimes at home are not only a time for eating. They are also about creating memories together, intertwined with knowledge passed down from one generation to the next, where elders and children invest in each other with care.  

This is What We Eat at Home is a participatory photography project featuring 12 children and youths from very diverse households in Boon Lay. Through capturing meal preparations and candid sharing of their life experiences, these young persons and their family members shed light on a diversity of caregiving models, heritage and value systems that exist in a socially complex community. 

The programme is self-guided with guided tours on 11 - 13 & 18 - 20 Mar at 5pm and 6pm. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and registrations will be available onsite, 30mins before each tour.

[Theatre] Hello Pen Pal! 

Venue: Esplanade PIP's PLAYbox
Dates and Times: 
9 - 13 Mar 2022, 11 am, 2 pm & 4.30 pm
Admission: 
Free 
Recommended Age:
3 - 6 years old

Francesca Tiong is not your ordinary auntie that you meet over dinners or holidays at family gatherings. She is chatty, loud, loves to dance and sing, but the most extraordinary of all is that she loves writing letters to her pen pals. She has so many letters in that suitcase of hers, but who are her pen pals? Where are they from? What is written in it? What stories do you think she has from all the exchange of letters? 

Join Francesca at Hello Pen Pal! as she lets you in on her favourite hobby, and on some parts, you might find some of her pen pals rather familiar if you pay great attention. If you follow on more, you might just find a pen pal yourself! 

The 45min programme includes a performance and activity as well as free & easy activities too. Registration for the programme is on a first-come, first-served basis at the door. 

[Workshop] The Legend of Bukit Merah: Hang Nadim and the Garfish 

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Dates and Times: 

  • 11 Mar 2022, 6 pm
  • 12 Mar 2022, 2 pm
  • 1hour with no intermission

Admission: Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 
3 - 6 years old

The Legend of Bukit Merah: Hang Nadim and the Garfish workshop explores the origins behind Bukit Merah and how it came to be.  

Featuring an indoor obstacle course with six different stations as story chapters, families will be guided through the story of Hang Nadim as you overcome each obstacle together with the actors.  

[Opera] Arianna on Another Island

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Dates and Times:
11 & 12 Mar 2022, 4 pm (
1hour with no intermission)
Admission: Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 
5 - 9 years old

One night, little Arianna is told the story of Ariadne, the princess who was lost on the island of Naxos. As she drifts off to sleep, Arianna wakes up on a strange island—not Naxos but Singapore! There she encounters trees, animals and mermaids as she learns more about her relationship with nature. Come join Arianna on her adventures at Arianna on Another Island!

[Workshop] Pop-up Park

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Dates and Times:
 

  • 11 Mar 2022, 2 pm
  • 12 Mar 2022, 6 pm
  • 1hour with no intermission

Admission: Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 
3 - 6 years old

Take a break from the fast-paced city life at Pop-Up Park! Enter a world dedicated entirely to imagination and relaxation. Make your daydreams come to life through facilitated, open-ended activities and a space ready for rest and play!

[Theatre] (Work-in-progress) PLAYtime! Together

Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Dates and Times: 
12 & 13 Mar 2022, 11 am (1hour with no intermission)
Admission: 
Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 
3 - 6 years old

(Work-in-progress) PLAYtime! Together follows Gor Gor and Mei Mei who are stuck at home and bored. Unlike the past when they could go outdoors and play with their friends, they are becoming restless from having to stay indoors all the time. Even though mummy is working from home, she is swamped with endless online meetings, and they have to be quiet so that they do not bother her. With no iPad nor a chance to leave their home, where else can they go to have fun? 

Join the siblings as they go on an adventure and discover new ways to play together. Using the power of imagination, they give new meaning to spaces and everyday objects in their home. Follow them as they travel through whimsical worlds and meet funny creatures and characters along the way as they play freely together within the confines of their HDB flat.  

Photo Credits: Wendy Kimpton

Venue: Esplanade Bay Room
Dates and Times: 
11 - 13 Mar 2022, 
10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm (40mins with no intermission)
Admission: 
Free, Pre-registration Required
Recommended Age: 
0 - 12 years old

Designed for a multi-generational audience, LINK: Identity - A Work-in-progress Showcase invites children as well as their grown-ups (and their inner children) to interact and observe themselves through a curated environment of performance-facilitation. This installation will encourage participants to discover more about their identity, their families, communities and their world.  

The workshop area consists of four spaces that explore different aspects of identity: through the self, through others around them, and through their world. With facilitation and guidance, you will be led through a path and will be encouraged to interact with different materials and textures.   

[Music] Reminisce and Ruminate 

Venue: Esplanade Concourse
Dates and Times: 
11 Mar 2022, 6.30 pm & 8 pm
 (30mins with no intermission)
Admission: 
Free
Recommended Age: 
All Ages

An evening of songs from animated tv shows from his childhood, Shak’thiya aims to tell a quiet story of the shows that helped him cope with growing older. At Reminisce and Ruminate, you can also expect an eclectic blend of tunes ranging from nursery rhymes to fun easter egg songs belonging in and around mainstream and cult media during the 90s to the late 2000s. What’s that mean? Come down and find out! 

[Music] Jazz Today for Big Kids

Venue: Esplanade Concourse
Dates and Times: 
12 Mar 2022, 6.30 pm & 7.30 pm (30mins with no intermission)
Admission: 
Free
Recommended Age: All Ages

Isn't jazz music for old people? Decide for yourself with Dawn Wong and her band in Jazz Today for Big Kids. Once listened to by just 2% of the world's population, jazz music is seemingly clawing its way back into favour. Sample 'new' music and learn about living jazz composers and artistes who are breathing new life into the genre. 

[Music] The Joy of Indian Drumming!

Venue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Dates and Times: 
12 Mar 2022, 7 pm & 9 pm (45mins with no intermission)
Admission: 
Free
Recommended Age: All Ages

The Joy of Indian Drumming presents the three drumming traditions: bhangra dhol from Punjab, parai from Tamil Nadu and dhol tasha from Maharashtra.  

Leap into the sights and sounds of each drumming tradition while learning about their rich heritage. Watch these lively folk art forms performed with dance and folk songs and be treated to the performers' energetic and passionate performances. 

[Music] The Night We Couldn’t Sleep

Venue: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Dates and Times: 
13 Mar 2022, 7 pm & 9 pm (45mins with no intermission)
Admission: 
Free
Recommended Age: 
All Ages

Are you afraid of the dark? Are you afraid of the monsters hiding under the bed? Are you afraid of the bully in school? Let siblings Dwayne and Sharon, along with their imaginary friend, Julian, bring YOU on an adventure through the stormy night and discover what it takes to be brave at The Night We Couldn't Sleep. Through a series of fun familiar songs, we can find courage to be kind, unique and to dream BIG! 

Promotions For PIP's Club Members

PIP's Club is free for kids ages 12 and under. Sign up to enjoy discounts on selected shows and priority registration for workshops and other events. Below are promotions at March On that PIP's Club members can enjoy!

Free Kids PIP Mask

PIP's Club members can redeem a limited edition kids PIP mask worth $12 with a minimum spend of $30 at Esplanade Mall. 

Purchase With Purchase

PIP's Club members who spend $30 at Esplanade Mall may purchase this lovely PIP plushie with blanket at just $10 (U.P. $20). 

PIP's Club Specials

Bring home a PIP watch, backpack or read about PIP’s day at Esplanade this March. Special offers on the following merchandises for PIP’s Club members.

  • PIP Watch: $8 (Usual Price: $15.90)
  • PIP Backpack: $12 (Usual Price: $25.90)
  • Timmy & Tammy at the Esplanade Book: $4 (Usual Price: $6.90)

Draw PIP A Friend

PIP loves to make new friends! Draw PIP a friend, snap a picture and send it to us and stand a chance to win $50 Esplanade Mall vouchers with the most voted entries!

Click here for more details on the promotions and here to sign-up for PIP's Club

 

More programmes will be added progressively to March On. Do stay tune to March On 2022 to get updated on the latest list of performances, activities, workshops and more!

 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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