edgy, current and
fiercely independent


MR. SIGN (2013)

Choreography: Kim Jae Duk (Korea)

Resident choreographer Kim Jae Duk’s first full-length creation for T.H.E Dance Company, Mr. Sign centres on the subject of thoughts and ideas. Framed by a larger inquiry on existence and rationality, Mr. Sign examines the individual’s place in a hierarchical society, where relationships may not necessarily provide emotional satisfaction and peace of mind is only achieved through the realisation of self. Ultimately, it questions if communication is indeed important to humans.

Displaying his keen musicality, Kim reworks traditional Korean ‘trot music’, Indonesian gamelan, and parts of Tchaikovsky’s classic piece Swan Lake to create an edgy, heart-pounding music score.

Praise for Mr. Sign:
“The work’s stunning sections of danced unison are a sign of solidarity, as well as a commentary on social conformity… (the dancers) rise to the occasion as confident performers, impressing beyond their usually faultless dancing.” – Germaine Cheng, The Straits Times

“《符号先生》呐喊出令人奋发的勇气和催人反抗的号角,舞得血脉喷张、看得神魂激荡!。。。(它是)舞人舞团创团至今最好的作品!”- 王一鸣,联合早报

“《符号先生》是可以在不同国家上演而又能带来共鸣的超越性作品。。。作品广袤的相像空间,是它能超越文化界限的原因之一。”- 李海燕, dance journal / hk

Premiere: CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2013, 29 – 30 November 2013, Esplanade Theatre Studio


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