As T.H.E Dance Company’s very first resident choreographer, Kim Jae Duk’s works have been described by critics as among some of the most attention grabbing, refreshing and innovative. His pulsating works straddle both the pop and artistic realms and place great emphasis on highlighting complications that arise from an individual’s relationship with larger societal structures. His works shed light on sections of society that do not necessarily fall into the standard mould.
Kim’s partnership with T.H.E is seen as both vital and beneficial. Artistic attitudes of both parties are perfectly aligned and form a dynamic relationship. More than just an invited foreign choreographer, Kim’s energy is essential to further developing T.H.E’s artistic core. The works Kim have created include RE:OK…BUT!, Hey Man! and his first full-length creation for the company, Mr. Sign. All feature his signature dark humour, fast-paced choreography, stylishly self-composed, beat-driven music, and situate themselves perfectly in today’s contemporary environment. Kim is currently also Artistic Director of the up-and-coming Korean contemporary dance company, Modern Table.
He has been featured in Arirang “Heart-to-Heart” Show, Artist – Dancing Under Spotlight – Full Episode available here.
Praise for Kim Jae Duk
“T.H.E has struck gold with South Korean choreographer Kim Jae Duk… Kim is a precociously talented maverick who composes his own music for his high-octane dance pieces.” – Germaine Cheng, The Straits Times
“金在德的‘爆裂’风格在本地、甚至亚洲舞蹈界都难得一见，我认为他堪称‘亚洲的 Hofesh Shecter’！” – 王一鸣，联合早报
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)