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Dragon Dance

An Esplanade Presents Programme as part of the
Moonfest – A Mid Autumn Festival 2011

Written & Directed by:
Benjamin Ho

Music by:
Liong Kit Yeng & Benjamin Ho

Date:
9 & 10 September 2011

Venue:
Esplanade Recital Studio

Starring:
Zachary Ho, Liew Li Ting, Joshua Lim, Darren Guo, Chuang Xiu’Er

Percussion by Cheryl Ong (from A Bigger Bang)

Performed in Mandarin

Dragon Dance Poster by Paper Monkey Theatre

Great acting, rapport with the audience, creative props and script. Liked the music and lyrics too.

Jennifee Yong, Parent

The explanation given to the children after the show and the interaction between the actors and the children is excellent.

Parent

The language was very accessible to children. The story was entertaining and the pace was good. Getting the children involved in making the dragon was great. The puppets and props were really good too. Music was great.

Chow Eruh, Homemaker

Synopsis

Dong dong chiang!

Do you know how traditional dragon dance performances came about? Come find out more about this puppetry performance Dragon Dance that promises lots of fun and excitement for the children!

  • Boy puppet with princess puppet in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Four actors in movement Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Four actors on stage in different poses Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Princess puppet in the sea made of silk cloth Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Princess Puppet talking to Blue dragon puppet
  • Princess puppet with butterflies Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Red mask puppets looking at princess puppet Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Set of Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Two red mask puppets on top and princess puppet at the bottom Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Two red masked actors with princess puppet in between them
  • A female white puppet appearing Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • A man talking secretly to a lady with two plaits Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Actors looking at balls on their hands in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Blue dragon puppet in action in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Blue dragon puppet with princess puppet Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Boy puppet and two red masks puppets
  • Boy puppet manipulated by two actors Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore

After a bumper harvest from a year of hard work, the farmers forgot to thank the gods who blessed them with good weather. Upset by their ingratitude, the Heavenly Emperor punishes the people by bringing a three-year long drought upon them! The kind-hearted Dragon Princess feels sorry for the farmers. In her attempt to help them, she angered the Heavenly Emperor who sent heavenly guards to capture her. Will the farmers be able to save the Dragon Princess?

  • Children audience happily raising their hands Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Children audience helping to form a dragon with props Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Close up of Toy paper dragon at front of house of Paper Monkey Dragon Dance show
  • Toy dragon puppet art and craft close up
  • Actor interacting with children audience holding onto each others shoulders Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore
  • Boy puppet interacting with children audience on stage Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Theatre Singapore

Dragon Dance is a lively retelling of the folktale behind the origin of Chinese dragon dance. Presented with puppetry, drama, dance and music Dragon Dance is a highly interactive play where the children will have a chance to be a part of the play and be mesmerised by the specially hand-crafted puppets by Paper Monkey. Dragon Dance promises to enthrall the young and old as they learn more about the Chinese culture and legends.

  • Actress holding two hand puppets in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Singapore
  • Actress holding head of dragon with children audience in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Singapore
  • Cut out artwork of Paper dragon in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Singapore
  • Percussionist in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Singapore
  • Princess Puppet in Dragon Dance by Paper Monkey Singapore

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