As It Fades is Kuik Swee Boon’s new full-length creation for 2011. This Arts Festival commission sees Kuik exploring two thematic threads that have been pertinent to him since establishing T.H.E Dance Company.
The first is memory and how they serve as a window to ourselves. This time, he tackles memory from a broader, more objective perspective instead of delving into personal histories.
The second is the possibilities of the body in dance. Since the establishment of the company, Kuik has recognised that dance has the unique ability to communicate in a way that other art forms fall short. This unique trait is found in the immediacy of the body, its visceral impact when it is in motion, its ability to capture physical nuances not easily expressed in words. In this work, he focuses on using the body not only to convey a story but to actually embody emotion, psyche and expression; the bodies are not mere storytellers, they are the emotions and ideas themselves.
Praise for As It Fades
‘A breakthrough for the Singapore group’
– Tara Tan, Straits Times
A production commissioned for The Singapore Arts Festival, first performed at The Singapore Arts Festival 21 May 2011.
performance date 25-26 Jun 2021 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Dimo Kirilov Milev & Jos Baker
performance date 22-23 May 2021 | Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre | Kuik Swee Boon & Kim Jae Duk
performance date 15-16 Jun 2018 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk
performance date 22-24 Jun 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Borderline by T.H.E Dance Company and Muscle Mouth
performance date 7 - 9 Dec 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | By Kim Jae Duk
performance date 28 Mar – 6 Apr 2018 | Esplanade F.Y.I Festival | By Kim Jae Duk
performance date 1-4 Mar 2018 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | By T.H.E Dance Company and Nine Years Theatre
performance date M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2013, Esplanade Theatre Studio, Singapore
performance date 1-2 Oct | Seoul Dance Collection | Silences We are Familiar With
T.H.E Dance Company is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.
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We like to give our thanks and acknowledgement to
Board of Directors:
Jobina Tan (Board Chairman)
Kuik Swee Boon (Artistic Director)
Ho Jun Chong, Jaycee (Administrative & Partnerships Executive)