Rolypoly Family Dance Artists sometimes get together to create performances that are fun, inviting and thought-provoking for our community of families and artists. 

 

Baby Baby Mama Bear

Photo by kavitha krishnan

Photo by kavitha krishnan

Our first production, Baby Baby Mama Bear, conceived by Bernice Lee, explores the being of children, playing with unpredictability, responsibility, patience, and the mysterious maternal instinct. Embracing the growing needs of a child, his artist mother and artist "auntie", Baby Baby Mama Bear puts on public display the efforts taking place in private homes, as two adults find a way to make their working, dancing selves adapt to his. How can we lead creative lives together, as families, as communities? Can we be serious, philosophical, silly, and magical, together?

Performers: Bernice Lee, Faye Lim, and Ollie                                              Music: Kailin Yong                                                                                                  

Performances: Work-in-progress showing at the In-Bloom Choreographic Platform (with Eva Tey), latest version performed at Fang Mae Khong International Dance Festival in Vientiane, Laos

Special thanks to Singapore International Foundation, Maya Dance Theatre, Eva Tey, Fang Mae Khong International Dance Festival, Fang Lao Dance Company, Rimbun Dahan Choreolab 2016, and our families.

Letters Come Alive! (for under 7s)

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Two dancers begin with a simple game, taking turns to shout the alphabet. They then begin to animate the alphabet - taking on the shape of different letters, sounding out the letters, and forming words together. Movement, rhythm, storytelling and play come together in this whimsical dance show that introduces the building blocks of the English language with playful, upside-down antics. 

The 30-minute performance ends with an interactive segment for the audience.

This performance is  approved under NAC-AEP 2019/2020 until 31 December 2020. For more information regarding this performance under the NAC-AEP scheme, please click here.

 

Say That Again (for Primary Schools)

Photo by Vincent Tan at The Arts House

Photo by Vincent Tan at The Arts House

Say That Again is a part-choreographed and part-improvised dance work that is built on commands the performers give each other. The commands and corresponding movement begin simply - walk, walk backwards, turn left, wave hi - and get more complex as they accumulate with adjectives and with time limitations. 

Over time, the 30-minute performance gets whimsical as the performers task each other to increasingly challenging, silly and almost impossible movement.

This performance is  approved under NAC-AEP 2019/2020 until 31 December 2020. For more information regarding this performance under the NAC-AEP scheme, please click here.