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RE:OK…BUT! (2011)

Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon & Kim Jae Duk

In this pulsating work, T.H.E Artistic Director Swee Boon Kuik collaborates with Jae Duk
Kim, T.H.E’s resident choreographer from Korea. Working against a cultural and language
divide, Kuik and Kim connect over the stirring theme music for the Hong Kong wuxia film
classic, The Legendary Swordsman.

Using this theme music as a starting point, they explore the possibilities of gestures extended
into evocative movement phrases. RE:OK…BUT! is a work based on relationships that are not
always smooth-sailing. Negotiation, confrontation, compromise, tension; these dynamics all
come into play in a work that uses physical intensity to bring forth raw emotion and energy.

Praise for RE:OK…BUT!:
“It all came together – the perfect piece to showcase Singapore’s best dance company that, in its willingness to up the stakes, finds itself at the top of its game” – Mayo Martin, TODAYOnline

“One of the top 10 performances of 2011” – Voted by TODAYOnline

Premiere: CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2011, 3 – 4 December 2011, Esplanade Theatre Studio
Tours: November 2014, 11th Guangdong Dance Festival in Guangzhou, China.
September 2014, INTERFACE Festival 2014 in Kolkata, India.
June 2014, International Dance Festival Cultural Ecotopias in Katowice, Poland.
October 2013, SIDance Festival 2013 in Seoul, Korea; The 2013 Padang Bagalanggang Festival in Padang, Indonesia.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


Mr. Sign

performance date 16-19 Jul 2019 | Esplanade Theatre Studio | Kim Jae Duk


Un-form

performance date 6 April 2019, 7.30pm | Supercell Festival | Kuik Swee Boon


Learning

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


Borderline

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


Pure

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