Choreography: Kim Jae Duk (Korea)
Resident choreographer Kim Jae Duk returns for the third time to create another scintillating work for the company, a 30 minute-long creation titled Hey Man!. Once again, Kim takes a dig at the silliness of modern man’s behaviour, this time questioning the need for excessive rules and structures in society. Modern society introduces structures in the hopes of trying to make things easier to understand. Yet even as we communicate, things seem to get lost in meaning. We cannot learn or even start to understand everything just by obeying these structures. In the end what matters most is that we feel a sincerity of expression when communicating with one another.
Praise for Hey Man!:
“… the company has really synergised with palpable energy and confidence after years of dedication, experimentation and working together.” – Stephanie Burridge , The Flying Inkpot.
Premiere: CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2012, 7 – 9 December 2012, Esplanade Theatre Studio.
Tours: May 2014, Busan International Dance Festival 2014 in Busan, Korea.
June 2014, International Dance Festival Cultural Ecotopias in Katowice, Poland.
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 would also like to thank the following:
Board of Directors:
Jobina Tan (Board Chairman)
Kuik Swee Boon (Artistic Director)
Ho Jun Chong, Jaycee (Administrative & Partnerships Executive)