29th Sep 2017 to 4th Oct 2017
Moonfest – rediscover Chinese traditions.
|Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981|
This annual traditional Chinese Arts Festival celebrates Chinese artists and traditional art forms. There are ticketed performances, workshops and free shows. The highlights of the festival include Chinese opera, ensemble performances, puppetry, dance, lantern riddles, cross talk and the popular lantern walkabout.
Check out the performance of The Magic PaintBrush- an exciting performance based on a classic Chinese folktale.
Once upon a time, there lived a poor orphan boy named Ma Liang. He loved to draw, but was too poor to buy a paintbrush, so he used coal and a stick to draw instead. His dedication moved the gods and they gave him a magic paintbrush that brought all the things he drew magically to life! He used the magic paintbrush to help the poor villagers, but an evil landlord and the greedy Emperor captured Ma Liang, and forced him to paint gold and silver for them.
Will Ma Liang be able to escape and continue to do good and help the villagers?
This engaging puppetry adaptation lets children learn about determination and kindness. Featuring exquisite traditional hand puppets, lively action and melodious music that will enthral and entertain all.