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灯节舞龙 • 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)

简介 Synopsis:

咚咚锵!咚咚锵!

你们是否知道传统舞龙的来源?想要了解舞龙的典故,就别错过了这场特别为小朋友制作的精彩有趣人偶剧《灯节舞龙》

很久很久以前,在一个农村里,农夫们欢庆他们用血汗换来的大丰收,却忘了答谢老天爷赐予风调雨顺的好年头。恼怒的玉皇大帝因此命令龙王三年内都不准降一滴雨到人间!善良的龙女不忍心看到百姓受苦,偷偷伸出援手。玉帝知情后大怒,派遣天兵天将下凡捉拿她。老百姓为了报恩,想尽办法解救她。龙女能否逃过这一劫?

《灯节舞龙》将以互动方式,配上生动有趣的戏剧表演,舞蹈、音乐以及特制的手工戏偶,让小朋友欣赏多姿多彩的民间神话故事,加深对华族传统文化的了解。说不定,小朋友还可以成为故事里的一个角色哦!

华语演出

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!

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?

Dragon Dance is a lively retelling of the folktale of 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.

Performed in Mandarin

灯节舞龙, Dragon Dance at The Esplanade Programme, Moonfest – A Mid Autumn Festival 2011
“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