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SILENCE (2007)

Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore)

Silence began in 2006 as a work-in-progress featured at the 8th Asian Arts Festival in Beijing, and in 2007 was commissioned to be developed as a full-length work by the Esplanade’s da:ns Festival.

Silence is a moving work that deals with the concept of communication breakdown in today’s technologically advanced society. Set against an urban landscape, a place of transience and constant movement, choreographer Kuik Swee Boon highlights the erosion of human connection. We choose to connect virtually and become increasingly foreign to physical touch. We speak but do not know what we mean; we hear but do not truly listen.

Featuring the massive electronic soundscapes of Sigur Ros and Radiohead, and the raw and spontaneous compositions from Rafael Rivero, a former principal dancer of the Compania Nacional de Danza (Spain), the work reminds us of the little things we have lost touch of. At times fast and frantic, other times poignant and filled with yearning; in spite of its title, Silence is anything
but quiet.

Commissioned by Esplanade da:ns Festival 2007, and restaged for T.H.E’s 1st anniversary celebrations in 2009.

Praise for Silence:
“Mature and complex, Silence was a delicate, intimate experience” -Tara Tan, Straits Times

Premiere: da:ns Festival 2007, 12 – 13 October 2007, Esplanade Theatre.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


Mr. Sign

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


Un-form

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


Learning

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


Borderline

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


Pure

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