Esplanade Presents

Workshop | Activity | Storytelling

My Mulan Mission: Watch, Learn, Play (For schools only)

Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore)

27 Jan 2023, Fri, 10am & 2.30pm

1hr 30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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Cancellation Notice

Regrettably, the workshop on 27 Jan 2023, Fri, 10am has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Celebrated for her courage and devotion to her family, the legendary Hua Mulan overcame various obstacles and emerged as a brave and selfless heroine. How can we build strength and courage like her?


This fun-filled workshop interweaves Chinese opera appreciation, theatre and simple craftwork, encourage self-discovery and an exploration of courage in its myriad forms. Understand the symbolism of basic opera movements, get hands-on experience with props, create shared memories together. Embark on this mission and bond through play!


Learning objectives

  • Understand the elements and features of Chinese opera through the story of Hua Mulan
  • Learn the values of filial piety and courage
  • Appreciate symbolic meanings behind basic hand and leg movements in Chinese Opera

Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. 


Note: There will be some physical activity involved in this workshop, please dress comfortably.

Recommended Age: Recommended for Primary School students.
Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: Mandarin
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Artist Information

Judy Ngo

Judy Ngo graduated from NUS Theatre Studies programme. She is currently the Artistic Director of 1N THE ACT, a theatre company which focuses on education through the use of theatresports and forum theatre. When she is not teaching, running workshops or directing, she more than happy to act for other theatre companies. Judy cherishes every opportunity to be in the theatre because she firmly believes that theatre is life and life is for living.

Traditional Arts Centre

Traditional Arts Centre (TAC) of Singapore was founded in 2012 by Cai Bixia, a recipient of the Young Artist Award. Funded by Singapore’s National Arts Council as an arts education charitable organisation, TAC is committed to nurturing young Chinese opera performers and audiences. Besides teaching in schools, it also provides a platform for young performers with the annual Singapore Youth Opera Showcase and encourages cultural and academic exchanges with large scale Chinese opera events, conferences and seminars. TAC is also the only overseas teaching unit of China National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts. Through training curriculum development, research, performances and international exchanges, it aims to establish a Singapore cultural brand.

Date & Time

27 Jan 2023, Fri


Esplanade Annexe Studio


Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets & Prices
Cat 1 $23

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