灯节舞龙 • Dragon Dance
An Esplanade Presents Programme as part of the
Written & Directed by: Benjamin Ho
Date: 9 & 10 September 2011
Starring: Zachary Ho, Liew Li Ting, Joshua Lim, Darren Guo, Chuang Xiu’Er
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
“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. ”
“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