edgy, current and
fiercely independent


Adrian Tan

Adrian Tan’s designs have been staged at numerous cities around the world, including Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Bratislava (Slovakia) and Prague. Most notably, A Cage Goes In Search of A Bird for theatre collective A GROUP OF PEOPLE was nominated for Best Lighting Design at the 2011 Life! Theatre Awards and also awarded Production of The Year.

Recent designs by Tan include, Company The Musical (Nominee, Production of The Year, Life! Theatre Awards 2013). Broadway Beng. Kumar, Crazy Christmas, Happy Ever Laughter and The Hossan Leong Show, all for Dream Academy. Not forgetting the well-received Cooling Off Day (Nominee, Production of The Year, Life! Theatre Awards 2012) for W!ld Rice, other shows for W!ld Rice include National Language Class, that premiered at the first Singapore Theatre Festival in 2006, and Cook A Pot Of Curry, which was part of the W!ld Rice Festival, Alfian Saat: In The Spotlight.

His versatility has been displayed in numerous dance shows, such as Coppelia, both 2012 and 2013 editions of Masterpiece In Motion and the Ballet Under The Stars, all for Singapore Dance Theatre. Tan has also worked on the 2012 and 2013 editions of Solo/ Duet by T.H.E Dance Company, under the NUS Arts Festival. He was also the Festival Designer for T.H.E’s CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festivals in 2011 and 2012, in September this year was the Designer for T.H.E’s New Vision triple bill performance, staged as part of their fifth anniversary celebrations.

In 2006, Tan was the first Asian recipient of the ETC Sponsorship Awards held in Las Vegas, USA.


Mr. Sign

performance date 16-19 Jul 2019 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


performance date 6 April 2019, 7.30pm | Supercell Festival | Kuik Swee Boon


performance date 16–17 & 23-24 March 2019, 2pm – 7pm | National Gallery Singapore | LPD'i & T.H.E Dance Company

Invisible Habitudes

performance date 11-12 Oct 2018 | Esplanade Outdoor Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon

Filled with sadness, the old body attacks

performance date 15-16 Jun 2018 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk

Perhaps Someone…

performance date 7-9 Nov 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio |By Dimo Kirilov Milev


performance date 22-24 Jun 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Borderline by T.H.E Dance Company and Muscle Mouth

Mark 1 – Dialogue and Dance

performance date 7 - 9 Dec 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | By Kim Jae Duk

Water Bloom

performance date 7 - 9 Dec 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | By Kuik Swee Boon

Impulse – a backstage site-specific work

performance date 28 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 | Esplanade F.Y.I Festival | By Kim Jae Duk

Cut Kafka!

performance date 1-4 Mar 2018 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | By T.H.E Dance Company and Nine Years Theatre

Helix in Progress

performance date 20-21 May 2016 | SOTA Drama Theatre | By Kuik Swee Boon

Mr. Sign

performance date M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2013, Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore


performance date 1-2 Dec 2016 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Pure by Kuik Swee Boon

Interview With Kim Jae Duk

performance date 30 May | Heart to Heart Ep. 29 | Kim Jae-duk, Artist dancing under the spotlight - Full Episode

As It Fades

performance date 7-10 Sep | Daegu Intern'l Dance Festival | As It Fades

Silences We are Familiar With

performance date 1-2 Oct | Seoul Dance Collection | Silences We are Familiar With

Organised Chaos

performance date 10-11 Feb | Yokohama Dance Collection | Organised Chaos

As Is

performance date 2 - 4 Apr | SOTA Drama Theatre | Triple Bill

Remains Remain

performance date 2 - 4 Apr | SOTA Drama Theatre | Triple Bill

As It Fades in rehearsal

performance date 8 - 10 May 2014

Hey Man! (2012)

performance date 31 May 2014 in Busan, Korea

Mr Sign (2013) Trailer

performance date 29 & 30 Nov 2013

RE:OK…BUT! (2011)

performance date 24 & 27 Oct 2013 in Seoul & Busan