Category Archives: Puppetry

VIDEO LINK: The 5 Show Episode with Frankie and friends

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(From left: Dr. Martha Lee, Frankie, Yasminne, Enlai and Nicholas Foo)

Hi friends,

for those of you who missed it on TV, here’s the video link to the recent The 5 Show episode with Frankie and other friends:

http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/the-5-show-2015/ep121/344303

Singapore’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Nicholas Foo, was featured in the episode as well. (He’s a professional LEGO builder!) He built an amazing set of LEGO portraits of the hosts:

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(Source: www.facebook.com/yazcheng)

 

Here’s a link to his website:

http://www.blackbulbcreations.blogspot.sg/

Cheers!

Registration’s Open! LOST VEGAS @ Night Festival 2015 (7pm on 28/29 Aug)

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the details for Night Festival 2015 are out! Please do register early (free admission with registration) and drop by to say hi!

Details below:

LOST VEGAS by Frankie Malachi (and friends)

  • Date: 28 Aug & 29 Aug
  • Time: 7.00 PM to 7.45 PM
  • Venue: House of Glamour, Cathay Green (Area Opposite The Cathay; nearest MRTs are Bras Basah or Dhoby Ghaut)  

Free Admission with Registration

Email tickets@ag-one.com for registration. Tickets are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. Please present the confirmation email at the front of house for collection of tickets.

You can find out more about our performance (and check out the other performances) at this link here:

http://nightfest.sg/ticketed-programmes/programmes/lost-vegas

Night Festival 2015 Trailer

 

Singaporean of the Day Feature in TODAY Newspaper

 

(L-R) Shannon Heo, 37, a veterinary surgeon diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Jeff Cheong, 39, creator of Singaporean of the Day and Frankie Yeo, 52, owner of Mascots and Puppets specialists phtoographed against a giant screen projection of personalities profiled in Singaporean of the Day at Suntec City. Photo: Don Wong/TODAY
(L-R) Shannon Heo, 37, a veterinary surgeon diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Jeff Cheong, 39, creator of Singaporean of the Day and Frankie Yeo, 52, owner of Mascots and Puppets specialists phtoographed against a giant screen projection of personalities profiled in Singaporean of the Day at Suntec City. Photo: Don Wong/TODAY

Hi friends,

Frankie, alongside Jeff Cheong, creator of the Singaporean of the Day project, and Shannon Heo, a vet and charity runner, has been featured in today’s edition of TODAY. Please click on the link to check it out:

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/everyday-singaporeans-inspiring-stories-share

The project was also featured on Yahoo News last week. We do hope that you will check out the rest of the series and hear the other participants and their stories:

https://vimeo.com/singaporeanoftheday

Many thanks to TODAY for the articles and to Jeff Cheong and his team for their efforts in this project!

 

Trip Report and Photos: 28th International Theatrical Festival VALISE 2015, Poland

DSC_1325This year’s edition of the International Theatrical Festival featured 23 performances from Poland, Argentica, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Holland, Japan, Jordan, Germany and Italy. The International Theatrical Festival ‘Valise’ is an artistic and cultural event that is well-known and established in the international calendar of the cultural events in Europe, since its beginnings 28 years ago. The performances were spread out across several venues in Lomza, Poland, and were well-received by the general public.

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Mascots and Puppets Specialists presented one performance of ‘Streets of Singapore’ at the Puppet and Actor Theatre Stage. The programme was ticketed and it was almost a full house. Our performance was warmly-received, with many audience members coming to the stage after the performance to see the puppets up-close and to take photos with them. Some audience members were especially intrigued by our Chinese-themed puppets and song, as well as the mechanisms involved in our puppet construction. Our team also had a great time interacting with the other artists at the Festival.

Many thanks for Festival Director Jaroslaw Antoniuk for the invitation, and to the National Arts Council and the Lee Foundation Singapore for making this trip possible!

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Interview with Pawel Lisiecki of TV Nasra Lomza

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Closing Ceremony

This trip is presented with the kind support of the National Arts Council (Singapore) and Lee Foundation Singapore. 

With special thanks to: 

National Arts Council     

 

‘No Business Like Show Business’ at Harmony World Puppet Carnival 2014

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Hi friends,

Frankie and team will be debuting a new performance, ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’ at the upcoming Harmony World Puppet Carnival 2014 that will be held from 1 – 10 November in Bangkok, Thailand. Frankie and team will be performing at the Wangna Theatre on Saturday, 8 November. Rehearsals are going on right now! Here are the details:

Performance: There’s No Business Like Show Business

Date/Time: 8 November 2014 (Sat), 5pm

Duration: Approximately 40 minutes

Venue:  Wangna Theater – Rajini Rd., Pranakorn, Bangkok, 10220, Thailand (www.wangnatheater.com)

Venue Tel: (+66)-2224-4704 Ext.101

The shows are open to the public, so do drop by to catch the show if you are in Bangkok during that time.  Frankie will be around at the Opening Ceremony and other fringe events at the Carnival, so just say ‘hi’ if you see him around!

You can find out more about the Harmony World Puppet Carnival 2014 at www.harmonyworldpuppet.com. You can also check out their Facebook page HERE.

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This trip is presented with the kind support of the National Arts Council (Singapore) and Lee Foundation Singapore. 

With special thanks to: 

National Arts Council     

Frankie at the Clown Festival Kuala Lumpur 2014 – This Weekend!

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Hi friends,

just a heads up that Frankie will be performing this weekend (15-17 August) at the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park in Kuala Lumpur in a puppetr…. I mean, clown festival! This is the largest clown festival of its kind in Malaysia, and Frankie is one of the headlining acts.

No, Frankie hasn’t changed his craft – he will be performing with his clown (and other) puppets alongside some of his great clowning friends. Registrations are still open (please click on the brochure above for details), so do drop by to catch some of the region’s finest performers in action!

 

 

Frankie @ Jurong Regional Library, 10 August 2014

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Hi friends,

Frankie will be presenting a performance of ‘Streets of Singapore’, followed by a rare string puppet-making workshop at the Jurong Regional Library on 10 Aug, Sunday (just after National Day!). The puppet show will start at 2.30pm, while the puppet-making workshop (suitable for children and accompanying family members) will start at 3.30pm. The programmes are FOC and open to all. There are, however, limited seats for the puppet-making workshop, so be there early to register your interest! (UPDATE: **Registration is closed for the puppet-making workshop.** The ‘Streets of Singapore’ performance is still open to all!) 

Here are some photos from a previous session that Frankie did at another library.  You can find out more about the programmes here:

http://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/Programmes/Arts/56017/JRL_Live____Streets_of_Singapore_Puppetry_Performance_.aspx

http://www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary/Programmes/Arts/56016/JRL_Live____Streets_of_Singapore_Puppet_Making_Workshop.aspx

This programme is jointly organised by the National Arts Council and the National Library Board.

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Frankie’s Showcase @NUS CC + Upcoming Performances

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Hi friends,

           here’s some photos from Frankie’s recent showcase performance at a staff event for the National University of Singapore Computer Centre on 22 November.

          In other news, he will be performing at the American Club‘s Kids Christmas Party 2013 on 21 December, as well as some special Christmas performances for the Chapel of The Resurrection on 21 & 22 December. Also, if you are catching Wild Rice’s year-end family production, Jack and the Bean-Sprout!, you will be able to catch Ah Kow, the puppet cow, which Frankie was commissioned to develop for this production. The production runs till 14 December, so you still have the time to catch it.

          In any case, we wish you a happy and merry Christmas season with your friends and family as we close 2013!

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Ah Kow in Jack and the Bean-Sprout! (Photo: Wild Rice)