Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore)
In collaboration with Lee Mun Wai, Yarra Ileto and Zhuo Zihao.
What holds families together or pulls them apart? What causes friction and how are tempers and personal
idiosyncrasies controlled or quelled? Who has the say and when do we cross the line? Choreographed by
four members of T.H.E Dance Company including artistic director Kuik Swee Boon, Within.Without is a piece that highlights the emotional and psychological aspects in a family unit and what it means to be an individual within a family.
A family is a strange entity, almost always founded with a common vision, a shared code of values that its members are expected to adhere to. More often than not, these groups are formed on the basis of status quo. However, change is always inevitable and very soon these groups find it hard to keep up with change while still maintaining their value systems. Old members drop out, new members are added, the outside environment causes change within the group and sometimes new leaders are appointed.
In time friction inevitably arises and differences start to show. But it is these very conflicting dynamics that are strangely essential for the survival of a family. We at T.H.E Dance Company invite you to be part of our whimsical family.
Commissioned by M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2009, restaged at the Goodman Arts Centre Black Box in June 2012.
Praise for Within.Without:
“the choreography was intricate and poignant, and spoke of the balance between dependency and self-assertion in a relationship.” - The Straits Times
“This is a very fine homegrown dance” – Chan Sze Wei, ArtZine
Premiere: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2009, 7 January 2009, Esplanade Theatre Studio.
Tours: 6th Guangdong Modern Dance Festival in Guangzhou, China, July 2009.
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)