T.h.e Dance Company: Rethinking Co-Existence
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
A triple bill by Kuik Swee Boon, Kim Jae Duk and The Human Expression Dance Company, Singapore
T.H.E Dance Company return to The Coronet, following 2022’s sold-out production Phenoumenon, with a triple bill of UK premieres. Present, Pure and Un-form investigate existence, the complexities and tensions of social interactions, and identity, both as artists and as individuals. Featuring two pieces by Kuik Swee Boon and one by resident choreographer Kim Jae Duk, expect an evening of beautiful, electric, heart-pounding dance.
Described as a dance company ‘at the top of its game’, T.H.E Dance Company are a household name in Singapore led by celebrated choreographer Kuik Swee Boon, performing to critical acclaim around the world.
“T.H.E Dance Company continues to transform, evolve and respond to disruption of the current times and sensibilities” – Stephanie Burridge, The Straits Times
Kuik Swee Boon
Choreographer – Present
Kim Jae Duk
Choreographer – Pure & Un-form
Kuik Swee Boon
Performers – Present
Billy Keohavong; Klievert Mendoza
Performers – Pure
Billy Keohavong; Chang En
Performers – Un-form
Fiona Thng; Klievert Mendoza; Haruka Leilani Chan
Production Stage Manager
General Manager and Producer
One of Kuik Swee Boon’s most intimate and revealing works, Un-form began as personal, burning questions concerning the validity and value of his role as an artist to his own existence, and within the context of society. Devising solos as a response, the dance artists delve deep into their memories and experiences, inviting audiences to embark on the same journey of self-contemplation.
“The piece is touching, provocative and relatable on so many levels! Exceptional!” – Helen Gramotnev, Brisbane Stage
Kim Jae Duk’s fourth creation for T.H.E continues his highly physical, music‐driven signature, conceived with the original cast over 14 intensive days of creation. Jae Duk’s existential exploration is nuanced with undertones of dark humour that heighten the urgency of his artistic investigation.
Two people are locked in a physical dialogue that discusses existence and being. One looks for reasons, the other seeks value. How far will this discussion take them and what is their relationship?
“Edgy, current and fiercely independent” – The Straits Times
Pure is driven by the perpetual cycle of tension and compromise that accompany every form of social interaction. Inspired by the existential adage, “l’existence précède l’essence (existence precedes essence)“, this stunning duet examines the complexities of living together as both a unit of family and society.
“Exquisite… [the dancers] seemed both futuristic and otherworldly, and were lovely to watch […] a very successful way to demonstrate the differing viewpoints contemporary dance can offer.” – Luisa Ryan, scenestr
The Coronet Theatre is thrilled to present a unique and exciting opportunity to dance with this highly acclaimed dance collective and its Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon, in an exclusive 3 hour workshop. Click here for more details.