Get ready to March into the school holiday season with March On 2024’s family-friendly activities

Published on 11 March 2024
By Team Catch
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Step into the vibrant world of March On, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay's annual extravaganza celebrating the young and curious! Get ready for a thrilling journey through immersive experiences crafted by local talents and global collaborations. This fourth edition shines a spotlight on the essence of 'home,' 'adventure,' and the timeless quest of 'coming of age.' Through spellbinding performances and interactive workshops, March On 2024 ignites young minds to ponder their shields and inspirations, nurturing a passion to shape a brighter tomorrow. Let the adventure begin!

 

1. An Esplanade Co-Production: Jungle Book reimagined By Akram Khan Company

 

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Immerse yourself in a whimsical realm celebrating belonging and nature's harmony.

Embark on a gripping journey through a climate-ravaged future in Akram Khan's reimagined Jungle Book, where Mowgli's adventure becomes a poignant tale of a family's escape to a city of hope. With mesmerising dance-theatre, Khan crafts a narrative of resilience and connection with nature, featuring an original score, international dancers, and cutting-edge visuals. Celebrate the magic of belonging and environmental stewardship in this unmissable production, where dance becomes a powerful medium of storytelling and social commentary. 

 

An Esplanade Co-Production: Jungle Book reimagined By Akram Khan Company runs from 8 to 9 March 2024 at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets are priced from $40.

 

2. HOME (Parent-Child Workshop) By Madam Theatre Bach

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Spark your child's imagination with a workshop that explores the essence of 'home' through creativity and expression!

Inspired by Theatre Madam Bach's captivating performance of HOME, ignite your child's imagination in a workshop delving into the essence of "home." Watch as their creativity takes flight, crafting unique houses amid live music and expressive movements, transforming concepts into tangible creations. It's a journey where imagination knows no bounds and the spirit of "home" finds its place in the hearts of young dreamers. 

 

HOME (Parent-Child Workshop) By Madam Theatre Bach runs from 11 to 12 March 2024 at the Esplanade Bay Room. Tickets are priced at $20. 

 

3. Musical Plants (Parent-Child Workshop) By Playable Streets 

 

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No musical background needed—just bring your curiosity and imagination!


Set off on an exciting voyage where melodies merge with Mother Nature in this thrilling workshop for parents and children! Enter the enchanting realm of The Plants, where ordinary houseplants become musical marvels through cutting-edge technology. Get ready to explore the magical world of plant-powered melodies, blending creativity, design, and technology in playful harmony. It's a hands-on adventure where you'll compose your own botanical symphony and discover the musical wonders hiding in your backyard. 

 

Musical Plants (Parent-Child Workshop) By Playable Streets runs from 14 to 16 March 2024 at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio. Tickets are priced at $20. 

 

4. An Esplanade Commission: Aki’s Playground By PLAY! 

 

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Aki's Playground beckons, guaranteeing an odyssey that'll stretch the boundaries of your wildest dreams!

Step right into Aki's Playground, where wanderers of every age can expect a dynamic and immersive adventure spanning three fantastical realms. Explore enchanted woodlands, voyage through galaxies, and uncover underwater wonders amidst dazzling light shows and melodic symphonies. With hands-on workshops to boot, this journey is custom-tailored for adventurers of all stripes, no matter their age. 

 

An Esplanade Commission: Aki’s Playground By PLAY! runs from 14 to 17 March 2024 at the Esplanade Annexe Studio. Tickets are priced at $15.

 

5. What Was That?!

 

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Prepare to delve into soundscapes and create eerie atmospheres for a kid's spooky story.

Calling all aspiring foley artists! Get ready to explore the world of sound and craft a spine-chilling soundscape for a children's horror tale using everyday objects and boundless imagination. This inclusive event features a workshop and discussion conducted in both Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) and English, ensuring everyone can participate and contribute. It’s time to unleash your creativity and dive into the world of storytelling and imagination! 

 

What Was That?! is running on 17 March 2024 at the Esplanade Rehearsal Studio. Admission is free via pre-registration. 


Imagination knows no bounds in Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay’s March On 2024


March On 2024 promises an unforgettable adventure, where every child discovers their power to shape the world they inhabit. This is the perfect time to bring the kids out to explore more about how the arts and culture scene in Singapore can make an impact in their lives–in the most fun and immersive way possible! Get set to create unforgettable moments this March school holiday season!


All images are credited to Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.


 

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