Founded in 2008 by Kuik Swee Boon, The Human Expression Dance Company (T.H.E) has progressed quickly to become one of the most seminal Singaporean as well as South East Asian contemporary dance companies in recent years. Our works attempt to expose different dimensions of the human condition; to highlight the minute, intricate but nevertheless important details that often go unnoticed in a contemporary age that moves with blinding speed.
T.H.E has performed at most major local arts and dance festivals including the Singapore Arts Festival and Esplanade da:ns Festival. In addition, our highly successful world tours have brought us to neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, as well as international destinations – France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Korea, China and the UAE.
T.H.E Second Company is the training company set up by T.H.E. Aimed at the semi-professional level, it was established in 2008 and takes in dancers who display a high level of potential in dance. Key to this is a stringent technique training program taught by members of the main company as well as guest teachers that ensures a sound level of physical aptitude needed to tackle the challenges of contemporary dance.
Various members of T.H.E Second Company have received exposure from avenues such as liTHE, an in-house annual showcase of our second company dancers, the annual Sprouts choreography competition, and overseas tours with T.H.E Dance Company. As the company matures, it has evolved from being a mere training company to undertaking more responsibilities in the education and outreach arms of T.H.E. With more professional performing opportunities and collaborations with regional and international artists in the pipeline, the company is indubitably poised to scale greater heights.
Collaboration is an important part of T.H.E Dance Company’s artistic vision. We believe that a successful work does not depend on one person’s effort but the collective energy of a dynamic group of individuals. We have worked with local and foreign artists from diverse artistic disciplines including local musicians Bani Haykal and Darren Ng, as well as fashion designer Sunny Lim, Brazilian video artist Gabriela Gomes, Finnish lighting designer Anna Rouhu, and international choreographers such as Xing Liang (Hong Kong), Zhang Xiao-Xiong (Taiwan), Wu Yi San (Taiwan), Boi Sakti (Indonesia), Jeffrey Tan (Singapore) and Dimo Kirilov (France/Spain).
We like to give our thanks and acknowledgement to
Board of Directors :
Jobina Tan (Board Chairman)|
Lee Biyi (Treasurer)
Kuik Swee Boon (Board Member)
Foo Yuet Min (Board Member)
| Management Team :
Kuik Swee Boon (Artistic Director)
Silvia Yong (Artistic Director of Second Company)
Jael Chew (Company Manager)
Tania Goh (M1 CONTACT Festival Manager)
Shining Goh (Production Manager)
Safiah Sulaiman (Marketing Manager)
Lee Loo Yen (Ticketing Manager)
Ahilya Kaul (Education and Outreach)
Photographers : ||
Matthew G. Johnson
Robin P.E. Chee
Tan Ngiap Heng