edgy, current and
fiercely independent


Kim Jae Duk

As T.H.E Dance Company’s very first resident choreographer, Kim Jae Duk’s works have been described by critics as among some of the most attention grabbing, refreshing and innovative. His pulsating works straddle both the pop and artistic realms and place great emphasis on highlighting complications that arise from an individual’s relationship with larger societal structures. His works shed light on sections of society that do not necessarily fall into the standard mould.

Kim’s partnership with T.H.E is seen as both vital and beneficial. Artistic attitudes of both parties are perfectly aligned and form a dynamic relationship. More than just an invited foreign choreographer, Kim’s energy is essential to further developing T.H.E’s artistic core. The works Kim have created include RE:OK…BUT!, Hey Man! and his first full-length creation for the company, Mr. Sign. All feature his signature dark humour, fast-paced choreography, stylishly self-composed, beat-driven music, and situate themselves perfectly in today’s contemporary environment. Kim is currently also Artistic Director of the up-and-coming Korean contemporary dance company, Modern Table.

He has been featured in Arirang “Heart-to-Heart” Show, Artist – Dancing Under Spotlight – Full Episode available here.

Praise for Kim Jae Duk
“T.H.E has struck gold with South Korean choreographer Kim Jae Duk… Kim is a precociously talented maverick who composes his own music for his high-octane dance pieces.” – Germaine Cheng, The Straits Times

“金在德的‘爆裂’风格在本地、甚至亚洲舞蹈界都难得一见,我认为他堪称‘亚洲的 Hofesh Shecter’!” – 王一鸣,联合早报



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