Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore)
2014 Collaborators: Sound artist Bani Haykal and Guzheng artist Natalie Tse
Hailed as “one of the top three performances in Singapore 2011” by The Straits Times, T.H.E Dance Company brings its landmark production As It Fades back to vivid life this May. Originally created for the Singapore Arts Festival 2011, As It Fades draws upon folk tunes, dialects, and memories to create an emotionally-charged language that connects us to a fading Asian heritage. Restaged in 2014 by 15 members of T.H.E main and second companies, with music by award-winning sound artist Bani Haykal in collaboration with guzheng artist Natalie Tse.
Originally commissioned by the Singapore Arts Festival 2011, As It Fades was restaged in 2014 at the SOTA Drama Theatre.
Praise for As It Fades:
“As It Fades was a milestone for contemporary dance in Singapore for its innovation, creativity and local resonance” – Stephanie Burridge, CriticalDance UK Online 2014
“The choreography is minute yet expansive, pointed yet luscious and undeniably demanding.” – The Straits Times, 2014.
“One of the Top Three Productions in Singapore 2011” – The Straits Times, 2011.
“唤醒人们深层的文化情感，重新找回一个被遗忘的记忆” － 联合早报, 2011
Tours: November 2014, 11th Guangdong Dance Festival
September 2014, INTERFACE Festival 2014 in Kolkata, India.
November 2012, Mancopy and More Festival 2012 in Copenhagen and Arhus, Denmark.
September 2012, Oriente Occidente 2012 in Rovereto, Italy.
July 2012, Beijing Dance Festival 2012 in Beijing, China.
March 2012, Les Hivernales 2012 in Avignon, France.
February 2012, Singapore Arts Night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
September 2011, MyDance Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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 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
T.H.E Dance Company is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.
© T.H.E DANCE COMPANY 2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
We would also like to thank the following:
Board of Directors:
Jobina Tan (Board Chairman)
Kuik Swee Boon (Artistic Director)
Ho Jun Chong, Jaycee (Administrative & Partnerships Executive)