edgy, current and
fiercely independent



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.


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