edgy, current and
fiercely independent


Described as a dance company ‘at the top of its game’, The Human Expression Dance
Company (T.H.E), along with our semi-professional training arm, T.H.E Second Company,
are names synonymous with ground breaking contemporary dance of the highest quality and
artistry. Founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon with 6 members, T.H.E has
become a household name in Singapore and the region, having commissioned and
performed at most major local arts festivals (Singapore Arts Festival, Esplanade da:ns

festival, Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts, to name a few) and in prestigious international festivals such as Les Hivernales Festival in Avignon, France; Oriente Occidente Festival in Rovereto, Italy; SIDance Festival and Seoul Performing Arts Festival; Beijing and Guangdong Dance Festivals; Yokohama Dance Collection at TPAM and Niigata International Dance Festival; Auckland Arts Festival (New Creation Commission) 2016 in New Zealand; amongst others. (More...)


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).