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Invisible Habitudes 《看不见的归属 》 (2018)

Invisible Habitudes《看不见的归属 》- commissioned for da:ns festival 2018
Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon
Music: Wang Yu-jun
Lighting: Adrian Tan
Performers: Anthea Seah, Brandon Khoo, Lynette Lim, Ng Zu You, Klievert Jon Mendoza, William(Billy) Keohavong
Photo: Bernie Ng
Courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

 

In a world of rapid political and social change, we experience loud volumes of opinions and beliefs, many extreme and absolute. Finding one’s personal belief and identity becomes increasingly complicated. In da:ns festival commission Invisible Habitudes, choreographer Kuik Swee Boon explores these issues through the language of dance—where solidity and fluidity intersect—in a dialogue between the body and its environment.

The performance was created using T.H.E Dance Company’s “hollow body” methodology, an improvisation-based approach that focuses on the relationship between the mind, body and heart, where the body is a hollow container that carries an individual’s world. Invisible Habitudes expresses the authentic experiences of each dancer, telling the story of a fluid identity woven from memory, childhood, culture and ethnicity. Each unique body upholds inclusivity and compassion as antidotes to the relentless pursuit of one’s convictions at the expense of others.

Invisible Habitudes is the first full-length ticketed dance performance at Esplanade’s Outdoor Theatre. In tandem with the production’s themes, the open-air venue allows for interactions with the environment, connecting to the sounds and sights of the wider world. The international collaboration also unites award-winning Taiwanese musician Yujun Wang, who performs live on stage, Singaporean lighting designer Adrian Tan and T.H.E’s talented cast of dancers. This production is part of T.H.E’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


Year in Review (2022)

premiere date NA


Infinitely Closer (2022)

premiere date 13–16 Oct 2022 | Singtel Waterfront Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Hey Man! (2022)

premiere date 2–4 Dec 2022 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kuik Swee Boon & Kim Jae Duk


Helix (2022)

premiere date 2–4 Dec 2022 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kuik Swee Boon & Kim Jae Duk


Behind the Scenes of Infinitely Closer Pt 3

premiere date 13–16 Oct 2022 | Singtel Waterfront Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Behind the Scenes of Infinitely Closer Pt 2

premiere date 13–16 Oct 2022 | Singtel Waterfront Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Behind the Scenes of Infinitely Closer Pt 1

premiere date 13–16 Oct 2022 | Singtel Waterfront Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Infinitely Closer (2022)

premiere date 13–16 Oct 2022 | Singtel Waterfront Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


T.H.E @ Tanzmesse (2022)

premiere date NA


Public Studio Classes (2022)

premiere date NA


Windward Side of the Mountain (2022)

premiere date 9–12 Jun 2022 | Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre | SAtheCollective, Nine Years Theatre & T.H.E Dance Company


Together We Rise (2022)

premiere date NA


Arts x Tech Lab (2021–2022)

premiere date Feb 2022 | National Museum of Singapore


PheNoumenon 360° Documentary (2020)

premiere date The Making of PheNoumenon: A 360° Immersive VR Experience《现·象 360°虚拟實境》with English Subtitles


Company Trailer

premiere date NA


What does T.H.E mean?

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Us (2021)

premiere date 3–5 Dec 2021 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Anthea Seah & Albert Tiong


An Impression (2021)

premiere date 3–5 Dec 2021 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Anthea Seah & Albert Tiong


liTHE (2021)

premiere date 16–18 Sep 2021 | Goodman Arts Centre Black Box | Nah Jieying, Klievert Jon Mendoza, Goh Jia Yin & Maybelle Lek


InterBeing (2021)

premiere date 25–26 Jun 2021 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Dimo Kirilov Milev & Jos Baker


《盤》Pán (2020/2021)

premiere date 22–23 May 2021 | Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre | Kuik Swee Boon & Kim Jae Duk


PheNoumenon (2019)

premiere date 12–14 Dec 2019 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kuik Swee Boon


Mr. Sign (2019)

premiere date 16–19 Jul 2019 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


Un-form (2019)

premiere date 6 Apr 2019 | Supercell Festival | Kuik Swee Boon


Learning (2019)

premiere date 16–17 & 23–24 Mar 2019 | National Gallery Singapore | LPD'i & T.H.E Dance Company


Invisible Habitudes (2018)

premiere date 11–12 Oct 2018 | Esplanade Outdoor Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Filled with sadness, the old body attacks (2018)

premiere date 15–16 Jun 2018 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


Impulse (2018)

premiere date 28 Mar–6 Apr 2018 | Esplanade | Kim Jae Duk


Cut Kafka! (2018)

premiere date 1–4 Mar 2018 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | T.H.E Dance Company and Nine Years Theatre


Mark 1 – Dialogue and Dance (2017)

premiere date 7–9 Dec 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


Water Bloom (2017)

premiere date 7–9 Dec 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kuik Swee Boon


Perhaps Someone… (2017)

premiere date 7–9 Nov 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Dimo Kirilov Milev


Borderline (2017)

premiere date 22–24 Jun 2017 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | T.H.E Dance Company and Muscle Mouth


Interview With Kim Jae Duk (2017)

premiere date NA


Pure (2016)

premiere date 1–2 Dec 2016 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kuik Swee Boon


As It Fades (2016)

premiere date 7–10 Sep 2016 | Daegu International Dance Festival | Kuik Swee Boon


Helix, in Progress (2016)

premiere date 20–21 May 2016 | SOTA Drama Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Silences We are Familiar With (2015)

premiere date 28–30 May 2015 | SOTA Drama Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Organised Chaos (2014)

premiere date 4–6 Dec 2014 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


Rehearsal of As It Fades (2014)

premiere date 8–10 May 2014 | SOTA Drama Theatre | Kuik Swee Boon


Mr. Sign (2013)

premiere date 29 & 30 Nov 2013 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


Mr Sign (2013)

premiere date 29 & 30 Nov 2013 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


Hey Man! (2012)

premiere date 7–9 Dec 2012 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


As Is (2012)

premiere date 7–9 Dec 2012 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Xing Liang


Remains Remain (2012)

premiere date 16 & 17 Mar 2012 | University Cultural Centre Theatre | Jeffrey Tan


RE:OK…BUT! (2011)

premiere date 3 & 4 Dec 2011 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kuik Swee Boon & Kim Jae Duk