PLAYtime! Catch a Breath
At first there was one, and then two, and then three. They catch breaths from one another, learning to play quickly and slowly. Creating playscapes that are out of this world, the three experiment with one another, making sounds, shapes and colours, and playing off on each other’s energy. Harnessing the power of breaths, they make different objects move up and down, fast and slow.
Catch a Breath! is a performance that revolves around the strength and power of breath. Given so little attention, breathing is the root of movement and emotions that evolves with feelings.
This performance draws attention to the intangible strength of breathing through physical theatre. Combined with puppetry, the performance shows the little ones how they can use breathing to centre themselves through difficult situations, and be more mindful and empathetic towards difference.
Creative Team and Cast:
Director: Regina Foo
Assistant Director: Sonia Kwek
Production Designer: Isabelle DesJeaux (Observartoire)
Lighting Designer: Liu Yong Huay
Sound Designer: Artwave Studio
Dramaturg: Noor Effendy Ibrahim
Performers: Tan Wei Ying, Syarifuddin Sahari, Kow Xiao Jun
Production Manager: Clarisse Ng
Stage Manager: Vivi Agustina
Assistant Stage Manager: Catherine Ho
All performances are relaxed. A relaxed performance is a performance that has been adapted in particular ways which make it more accessible for children, including those who are on the autism spectrum, as well as children with sensory or communication conditions or learning disabilities. To find out what relaxed performances are, visit www.esplanade.com/sensoryfriendly.
PLAYtime! Catch a Breath Craft Kit
Bring home a specially curated activity craft kit that is packed with fun play ideas for hands-on learning with your little ones. Extend the PLAYtime! experience into your home with crafts and activities that have been designed for children aged 3 to 6. Materials and instructions are included in each kit. Pre-order your craft kit and collect them before your show. Only a limited number of kits will be available for purchase on-site.