07 - 08 Mar‘20

The Basket by Rolypoly Family (dance theatre for young audiences)

rolypoly family the basket dance theatre
Post Category - Arts + CultureArts + Culture

Saturday, 7 March, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, 8 March, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
(Pre-performance craft session from 4.30pm-5pm, Performance from 5pm – 5.30pm)

The Basket by Rolypoly Family is a dance theatre performance for children aged 4-8 years and their families. It is inspired by The Incredible Basket, a delightful book by local children’s book author, Quek Hong Shin, and features two dancers with lots of baskets and baskets full of imagination! Come experience what the dancers will do with the baskets and the journey they will take with the audience. Children and grown-ups can expect to interact with the performers and maybe put all their eggs rambutans in one basket.

At its core, The Basket looks into acts of holding and caring – holding space, holding each other, caring for others and caring for ourselves. These are images and sentiments that children as young as 4 years old can appreciate and connect with.

Through dance theatre, Rolypoly Family presents these acts of holding and caring in very literal and physical ways. What is it like, in our bodies, to be kind and caring and to be a container for ourselves and others? What is like when the basket gets too heavy? How does it feel when it is just enough? This animated and sometimes acrobatic performance will offer a visceral experience of these questions in age-appropriate and age-appealing ways.

Held in Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), an independent community space in Khatib. GUI as an organisation has been holding space for community building and ground-led leadership since 2008.

Recommended for children aged 4-8 years old.

Ticket holders who complete the feedback form after the performance will receive a $10 book voucher for the on-site children’s book sale! Limited to 1 voucher per family.

Event Price

$12/person; Babies-in-arms (under 1 year-old) do not need a ticket

Event Location

Ground-Up Initiative (GUI)
91 Lorong Chencharu