Multi-purpose Room Pre-school Primary
Once Upon A Time in Singapore and the Philippines
Filipino Grandmother Grimm and Singaporean Faery Tales - Subversions and Cultural Appropriations
(Educator, Reviewer, Blogger), (Teaching Fellow, Early Childhood and Special Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education)
This session would look at cultural strategies of appropriation in Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (The Stories of Grandmother Basyang), early 20th century Filipino fairy tale stories of Severino Reyes - and the Singaporean spin-offs to four foreign fairy tales as seen in Little Red in the Hood and Hansel and Girl-Girl to cite two. The presentation would show how identities are constantly being remade as we shape and claim ownership over our own narratives and come up with our own happily-ever-afters.
Part of Preschool & Primary Teachers Congress
My Tree House Country of Focus
Senggutru (For 4-6 years, 7-9 years)
(Director, Theatre Actor, Film Actor, Writer, Stage Manager, Head of Production), (Teenage Storyteller)
Are you scared of the evil, hungry giant? Fear not! Indonesian storytellers, Sultan and his father, will tell you of a story of a little girl called Senggutru, who came face-t-to-face with the giant. Find out how Senggutru's wit and quick thinking helped to save her village from the giant's grasp.
Part of Performances & Activities