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WATER BLOOM (2009)

Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore)
In collaboration with sound designer Darren Ng and video artist Chen Kunyi

Using the environment as a departure point, choreographer Kuik Swee Boon explores the intricate relationship between man and nature in Water Bloom. A solitary green pole referencing bamboo ascends with a stoic silence from the floor of the stage. In this calm, dancers begin their navigation of the many delicate aspects of this relationship. The lyrical female body is contrasted with that of the male’s explosive energy to bring out the theme of man’s relationship with nature, from the antagonistic to the harmonious.

Water Bloom is filled with both gentle lyricism and an underpinning strength, subtly enhanced by the original music composition of Singaporean sound artist Darren Ng. Water Bloom seeks to capture the fleeting moment in which both man and nature are harmoniously united.

Commissioned by the National University of Singapore (NUS) Arts Festival 2009, as part of the double bill titled Variance.

Praise for Water Bloom:
“There is simply nothing quite like it thus far that is made-in-Singapore” – Daniel Kok, Theatrex Asia

“(Kuik’s) language is poetic, sensitive and original” – Jette Skjoldborg, Aarhus Stiftstidende, Poland

Premiere: NUS Arts Festival 2009, 27 February 2009, NUS University Cultural Centre Hall.
Tour: June 2011, 8th Guangdong Modern Dance Festival in Guangzhou, China.
March 2012, Les Hivernales 2012 in Avignon, France.
September 2012, Oriente Occidente 2012 in Rovereto, Italy.

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