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'Dancing with Dragons' to perform in Edinburgh

Source: I Theatre

I Theatre has been invited by a prestigious venue, ‘C Venues’ in Edinburgh to bring our very successful show "Dancing with Dragons" to be presented as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2004.

It is very exciting opportunity for us to represent the region’s growing Arts scene at the festival. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the most famous, and probably most attended, Arts Festival in the world. I Theatre is extremely proud to be able to represent Singapore and the region with this production.

Fringe '04 Facts

• Fringe 2004 presents 25,326 performances of 1695 shows by 735 companies in 236 venues.

• An estimated 15,629 performers will be on Edinburgh's Fringe stages.

• Theatre, as ever, is the most popular art form (587 shows, 35%), followed by Comedy (23%) then

Music (21%). Events make up 5% of the programme, with Children's Shows, Dance & Physical

Theatre, Exhibitions and Musicals each providing 4% of the programme.

• A third of all shows are World Premieres. 6% are UK premieres, 6% European Premieres.

• Last year, the Fringe sold 1,184,738 tickets, and was the first time the Fringe broke the million ticket barrier.

• The Fringe has a 73% market share of all attendances at Edinburgh's year-round festivals.

• The Fringe's on-line ticketing operation, on www.edfringe.com, fulfils 40% of the Fringe's sales, making it one of the most successful arts websites in the UK.

The venue, which has set up its own Arts festival within The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, has developed a very good reputation over the years and are very selective in whom they choose to present. We were specifically chosen because the production very clearly and positively represents Asian theatre and Asian Folk tales in a very accessible way.

Needless to say, a project of this undertaking is not an easy task. The total cost of taking the production to Edinburgh is approximately S$51,000.00. We would never recoup that in ticket sales and we are seeking like-minded companies to partner us in this endeavour.

Synopsis:

A group of Forest Folk have returned to their forest home from wandering through Asia, bringing with them their favourite stories and tales. Fascinating Folk Tales from all over the region are celebrated through physical theatre and storytelling, puppetry and mask magic, evocative and atmospheric live music. This is LIVE theatre, not a storytelling session, or a film.

Tales of a prawn from Myanmar, a giant from Indonesia, buns from Japan, Dragons and heroes from China, a shirt from Malaysia, a trickster from India, birds from New Zealand and a statue from Tibet! Young or old, you will be drawn in to this magical world of stories.

Thrills and fun for children and their adults aged 4 and up. Duration – 1 hr 10 minutes. Performed in English. Target Audience – 4 to 12 year olds, families.

Key Personnel:

Director – Brian Seward; Actors – Joni Tham, Eleanor Tan, Adelynn Tan, Jonathan Lum; Musicians - Joyce Teo, Feri Susanto, Serene Tan; Designer – Hella Chan; Lighting – Suven Chan.

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