edgy, current and
fiercely independent



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.



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 12-14 Dec 2019 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kuik Swee Boon

Mr. Sign

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


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


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


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


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