Choreography, Music Composition and Arrangement: Kim Jae Duk
Lighting Design (2019): Adrian Tan
Lighting Design (2013): Anna Rouhu
Performers: Anthea Seah, Brandon Khoo, Lynette Lim, Ng Zu You, Klievert Jon Mendoza, Nah Jie Ying
Suffused with dark humour and inventiveness, Mr. Sign is an excavation into the workings of a hierarchical society – a furious search to locate one’s place within it and the meaning of human communication, explored through the lends of contemporary dance.
M1 CONTACT’s 10th Edition revived this acclaimed 2013 commission created by award-winning choreographer Kim Jae Duk. The bold musical score arranged by Kim features an idiosyncratic mix of influences, from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Indonesian’s gamelan to traditional Korean trot music. Known for his high-octane performances, Kim translated the playfulness and metaphorical wit of his stylistic movements with an all-new six member cast from T.H.E Dance Company.
Mr. Sign is also a featured programme of Esplanade’s Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) 2019, a dedicated series for schools. Special Thanks to Melissa Quek for her contribution and advice as Education Consultant, and Rehearsal Assistants Yarra Ileto and Zhuo Zihao.
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)