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

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, we present 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.

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

$12/person (each child/adult will need their own ticket)
Babies-in-arms (under 1 year-old) do not need a ticket
*Note: If the event needs to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, we will reach out to all ticket buyers with the option of a full refund
* 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.

Directions to Ground-Up Initiative:

Ground-Up Initiative
91 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun)
Singapore 769201

Nearest MRT: Khatib (< 10 minutes walk)

When coming from ORTO, walk past the carparks and lake towards beautiful wall murals along the road – painted by volunteers! – and you will arrive at the “Sustainable Living Kampung” opposite our HeartQuarters, a net-zero energy brick building.


Look out for the hand-painted Kampung Kampus signage and make a left turn in. To your left, you will see our farm and on your right, you will see our Making Space and beautifully painted sunflower containers before arriving at the entrance of the “Sustainable Living Kampung” (after the big white tentage; our Gathering Space).

You may park your vehicle at the ORTO carpark or at Yishun Stadium across the road.

A Rolypoly Family programme:

Produced by Derring-Do Dance:

In partnership with:

Organised as part of:

Supported by:

Additional thanks to:
The Artground for hosting our work-in-progress showings
Children and families for attending our work-in-progress showings and for the invaluable feedback
The Finger Players for the basket "hand-me-downs"
Quek Hong Shin and Epigram for the adaptation license
Yong Kailin for the original music from Dance Jambo Project (a collaboration with Rolypoly Family, supported by The Artground)

More info + connect with us!
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  • The event description was updated. Diff#530099 2020-03-03 03:30:18
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