Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon & Kim Jae Duk
In this pulsating work, T.H.E Artistic Director Swee Boon Kuik collaborates with Jae Duk
Kim, T.H.E’s resident choreographer from Korea. Working against a cultural and language
divide, Kuik and Kim connect over the stirring theme music for the Hong Kong wuxia film
classic, The Legendary Swordsman.
Using this theme music as a starting point, they explore the possibilities of gestures extended
into evocative movement phrases. RE:OK…BUT! is a work based on relationships that are not
always smooth-sailing. Negotiation, confrontation, compromise, tension; these dynamics all
come into play in a work that uses physical intensity to bring forth raw emotion and energy.
Praise for RE:OK…BUT!:
“It all came together – the perfect piece to showcase Singapore’s best dance company that, in its willingness to up the stakes, finds itself at the top of its game” – Mayo Martin, TODAYOnline
“One of the top 10 performances of 2011” – Voted by TODAYOnline
Premiere: CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2011, 3 – 4 December 2011, Esplanade Theatre Studio
Tours: November 2014, 11th Guangdong Dance Festival in Guangzhou, China.
September 2014, INTERFACE Festival 2014 in Kolkata, India.
June 2014, International Dance Festival Cultural Ecotopias in Katowice, Poland.
October 2013, SIDance Festival 2013 in Seoul, Korea; The 2013 Padang Bagalanggang Festival in Padang, Indonesia.
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
We like to give our thanks and acknowledgement to
Matthew G. Johnson
Robin P.E. Chee
Tan Ngiap Heng
Board of Directors:
Jobina Tan (Board Chairman)