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SPAF aims to inspire, so all performers leave with a sense of achievement! Its purpose is to open up the window of performing arts to students, encouraging them to develop a range of communication and interpersonal skills through an interactive environment.
The Fifth Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) will be held on 29th July to 4th August, 2016. Since the Ministry of Education and government have embraced the significance of drama as part of the education process in Singapore, there has been an increasing demand for drama activities amongst schools, parents and students. This event is specially tailored to the Primary and Secondary school students in Singapore.
SPAF is an Associate Member of The British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron. By being recognised by the British and International Federation of Festivals, Singapore will join not only the 300+ festivals in the UK but also the festivals in Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
Preparing for and participation in a Festival involves young people in group activity and individual achievement - every skill gained in preparing for and giving a performance is a valuable life skill which will be used in job interviews, in the workplace, in leisure activities and in social and interpersonal relationships throughout life.
Most will not make their career in the Arts but will become that educated audience who will keep the arts alive in the coming years. However the festival movement was where many famous names began their career, Julian Lloyd Webber, Maureen Lipman, Wayne Sleep, Dame Janet Baker, & Paul Scofield to name a few!
The adjudicator will be a certified Adjudicator of The British and International Federation of Festivals, a practicing professional who will not only make a skilled judgement, but who will also seek to inspire greater appreciation of the work being performed and remarks made in public and on the written report will evaluate and encourage the performers.
Categories (Classes) Offered:
Group Acting (Scripted / Devised)
Group Performance Arts
Full details of categories within syllabus info booklet. Email us at email@example.com if you need further clarifications or assistance.
Overview of SPAF (Excerpts from Information Booklet)
Who should Join?
Just about anyone who is interested in improving critical life skills such as:
Confidence in presentation before an audience
- Everyone. This is the perfect festival to experience Speech & Drama whether you have little or no previous experience.
- From age 6 upwards.
What will each participant get?
- A written report.
- A certificate of participation for achievement of above 75 marks.
How will the festival be conducted?
- Individual and Group Participants will be allocated classes based on their age.
- Individual entry Classes will be conducted in a hall that can seat about 50.
- Group entry Classes will be conducted in a school hall.
- Group size will be from 6 to a max of 12 participants.
- Each Class will last about an Hour depending on the age group and class type/size.
- During each class:
Participants will take turns to perform in the order predetermined by the organiser. The adjudicator will evaluate their performance on a report form, which will be presented to the respective participants at the end of each class.
After all the participants have presented their work, the adjudicator will conduct a mini master-class style to comment on the overall performance of the class as a whole. Certificates will be presented to all participants, with 3rd, 2nd and 1st placings acknowledged.
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