Choreography: Kim Jae Duk (Korea), Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore), Mui Cheuk-Yin (Hong Kong)
The second installation of T.H.E Dance Company’s Solo / Duet series continues to showcase the individual artistry of each company dancer through short works in the solo or duet format, Yarra Ileto works with noted Hong Kong choreographer Mui Cheuk-Yin on a solo piece titled Untitled, creating unexpected shapes and narratives with a single roll of silk unfurling around her body.
Meanwhile, dancers Wu Mi and Zhuo Zihao engage in a physical dialogue on existence and being; one representing the pursuit of reason, the other of value, in resident choreographer Kim Jae Duk’s Present.
Finally, Kuik Swee Boon collaborates with dancers Jessica Christina, Lee Mun Wai and Sherry Tay to create Un-form, a rumination on the artist’s role in society and the perpetual questioning of the validity and value of their chosen profession.
Commissioned by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Arts Festival 2013.
Praise for Solo/Duet 2013:
“Edgy, current and fiercely independent… a celebration of movement, creativity and the power of dance to ask questions and tell stories.” – Stephanie Burridge, The Straits Times
Premiere: NUS Arts Festival 2013, 9 – 10 March 2013, NUS University Cultural Centre Theatre.
Present: August 2013, Haikou International Youth Experimental Arts Festival in Haikou, China.
Un-form: August 2014, Gwang Jin International Summer Dance Festival 2014 in Seoul, Korea.
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)