"The experiences you have as a child remain with you in undefined subtle ways. One never knows what will form a lasting impression at the precise moment it happens. Peter & Blue was inspired by stories I knew as a child. We hope that by showing children the magic of dance in a form that they can readily enjoy, that it will stay with them as they grow and mature. Experiencing the arts can never start too early, and an appreciation of movement, music, and spectacle can lead us into wonderful realms of possibility." — Janek Schergen (Artistic Director, Singapore Dance Theatre)
In 2010, Artistic Director Janek Schergen choreographed a three-part ballet series, Peter & Blue, as a performance solely dedicated to family with young children. It is an hour-long ballet specially created for the wee ones, and this year's Peter & Blue's Birthday Party will feature live narration that engages with the children.
Interweaving the magic of fairy-tale and meaningful morals, this children's production tells the story of the ever-inquisitive trio — Peter, his dog, Blue, and his cat, Calico. The trio embark on yet another magical adventure, ending off with a blast at a huge birthday celebration!
Children will get to meet with the dancers and take photos with them after each performance.
"Theatres are amazing places for children: the lights, the smell, the sparkling surfaces and the plush seats all create a sense of being transported into an enchanting little kingdom before the curtain rises." — Madeleine Eastoe
(Recommended for children of ages 3 and above.)