Tsunami (Stories & Poems about Water)

Water. An essential part of life on earth. Using a plethora of tales, several stories have been chosen to present as drama in its best artistry form. This “magical” play retells ancient myths and legends from Asia about water. These stories are told through mime, dance, movement, mask and puppetry, and peppered  with excerpts from a short collection of modern poems by both Singaporean and foreign writers.

Books Used
  • Tsunami by Kimiko Kajikawa
  • Water by Christopher Cheng and Susanna Goho-Quek
  • Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems by Kate Coombs
  • The Water Dragon by Li Jian
  • The Last Kappa of Old Japan by Sunny Seki
Suitable for
  • Primary school assembly/Arts Festival celebration/any occasion
  • World Water Day/ International Water Week/Earth Day
  • Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems by Kate Coombs
  • READ! Singapore/World Book Day/School Reading Program
Themes
  • Celebrating water as the Earth's life support system
  • Conservation and sustainability/Environmental protection
  • Myths and legends about water/To encourage interest in reading

While the overarching message is one of conservation and  sustainability, the performance is about a celebration of the power, beauty and majesty of water, and how it is  truly the life hood of our planet. This performance also exposes the audience to MOE’s desired outcomes of education such as confident personactive contributor and concerned citizen and key stage outcomes such as to be able to distinguish right from wrong; to be able to cooperate, share and care.

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