Un-form

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Show Details

Type: End Stage & Black Box Short Dance Work
Performers: 3 dance artists
Touring Party: 5-7
Duration: 30 minutes

About the Work

Un-form began as a personal, burning question that artistic director and choreographer Kuik Swee Boon posed to himself. The question concerned his role as an artist — the validity and value of such a profession to his own existence, and within the context of society. These questions were then extended to the dance artists, and their solos, devised in close collaboration with each person, were individual responses to this. One of Swee Boon’s most intimate and revealing works, the dance artists delve deep into their memories and experiences to understand their identity as artists and individuals, compelling audiences to embark on the same journey of self-contemplation.

Un-form was originally commissioned by National University of Singapore (NUS) Arts Festival 2013 as part of T.H.E Dance Company’s then annual Solo/Duet series. The work was also restaged and livestreamed from T.H.E's studio during the pandemic in 2020 as part of the company's #THEGOESONLINE series.

World Premiere: March 2013, NUS Arts Festival 2013 – Solo/Duet, University Cultural Centre Theatre, Singapore

Australia Premiere: April 2019, Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance, Brisbane

UK Premiere: February 2024, The Coronet Theatre, London

Digital Premiere (livestreamed): July/August 2020, #THEGOESONLINE, Singapore

Media/Audience Quotes

"...the piece is touching, provocative and relatable on so many levels! Exceptional!" 

— Helen Gramotnev, Brisbane Stage, 2019

“Edgy, current and fiercely independent…” 

— Stephanie Burridge, The Straits Times, Singapore, 2013

Enquiries

For booking inquiries, tour rider, full performance video or more information, please submit the form or contact us via email at athelyna@the-dancecompany.com.

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