Imaginique is an innovative childrens festival offering live theatre and music experiences for children ages 0–12. The festival aims to offer immersive, non-verbal performances that are designed to excite the imagination and incite curiosity in children. They do away with the stage, physically immersing and captivating them. The Festival idea was inspired by renowned childrens festivals around the world like the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Brisbane’s Out-of-the-box Festival and Okinawa’s Ricca Ricca Festival – that offer quality theatre experiences to very, very young audiences. They are part of a growing trend of “baby theatres” worldwide that aim to develop inner curiosity, focus, and a strong sense of identity and emotional empathy in young children.
Our Target Audience
Imaginique targets children between the ages of 0 to 12, and recognises the important role played by their caretakers. While programmes are centred on the child, educational talks and workshops for caretakers will be organised in line with the presented programmes – it is important for the programmes to inspire further conversations and continued arts appreciation between audience members.
Beyond the immediate audience, an entire strand of Imaginique is dedicated to connecting artistes. Dialogues with and workshops by visiting artistes will be conducted for local practitioners, in keeping our practitioners up to date with the latest global trends. These will also be fertile platforms for the exchange of ideas, in strengthening the Singapore brand and propagating our own groups’ good work to the world. This ecosystem around the child includes parents, grandparents, domestic helpers and early childhood educators. By focusing on this group, Imaginique hopes to engender a virtuous cycle of innovation and creativity in the sphere of local children’s arts, and grow an increasing core of future arts audiences in Singapore.
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