Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Post-Young Heroes Post

More than six months in the making, with more than a 100 children, almost 200 staff and 45 minutes of performance, Thye Hua Kwan's EIPIC (Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children) Centres have put together a never seen before theatre production in Singapore, one that features pre-school special needs children. Months of hard work finally culminated in a colourful, fun spirited and lovely performance, featuring the journey of five young children who learned that they can be heroes too without any super ability.




I had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the performance, and I volunteered to produce a behind the scene video because I missed making videos, plus I felt that there was a need to document the whole journey of the show itself. It was not easy having to shoot all four centres during the initial practices, but there were lots of help, and I am glad for it. And here's the product:



It's amazing what children can do when you give them the chance to blossom, and I am glad to have been there documenting the way they changed from the first day of practice up until performance day. It was also heartwarming to see the dedication that the teachers have put in from the first day itself, sticking at the side of their students through thick and thin, and never doubting that we could put up a good show for even one second.

I've participated in shows before, but this was definitely different. Seeing the proud beam in the parents face when their kids were up on stage reminds me of why I took up this job in the first day. Well done everyone! For now you all deserve a good nights rest :)


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