Invisible Habitudes《看不见的归属 》 (T.H.E Studio Showing)

Project "Next Stage" - Support T.H.E's Europe Tour in 2019!

2019 is a crucial year for the international development of T.H.E Dance Company. We can now announce that Invisibles Habitudes has been invited to 5 European Festivals, with two more venues pending confirmation (full details may be found at the end of this EDM). The tour line-up for Mr. Sign will be announced later this year.

It is our pleasure and privilege to showcase the charm of local art on larger, international stages. At the same time, it represents a financial challenge that will require us to gather an extraordinary amount of support.

We need your generous donation and all forms of aid to enable our dancers, designers and production team to complete these tours at the highest levels of professionalism and artistic quality. Your help will go towards covering the costs of our living expenses, regional transport, and the logistic requirements of mounting this work.

To complement this fundraising note, Project “Next Stage” will comprise of a series of studio showings and other surprise events that are carefully curated to ensure that you will encounter different, delightful facets of T.H.E Dance Company. More details here.

Join us in breaking new grounds!

Kuik Swee Boon
Artistic Director of T.H.E Dance Company
Principle Choreographer

Full details of T.H.E's Europe Tour 2019 from June 8 to July 6: LAIKS DEJOT Festival (Riga, Latvia), International Dance Theatre Festival ZAWIROWANIA (Warsaw, Poland), INTEATRO Festival (Polverigi, Italy) CROSS Festival (Verbania, Italy) and Florence Dance & Performing Arts Festival (Florence, Italy).

Invisible Habitudes《看不见的归属 》- commissioned for da:ns festival 2018
Choreography: Kuik Swee Boon
Music: Wang Yu-jun
Lighting: Adrian Tan

In a world of rapid political and social change, we experience loud volumes of opinions and beliefs, many extreme and absolute. Finding one’s personal belief and identity becomes increasingly complicated. In da:ns festival commission Invisible Habitudes, choreographer Kuik Swee Boon explores these issues through the language of dance—where solidity and fluidity intersect—in a dialogue between the body and its environment.

The performance was created using T.H.E Dance Company’s “hollow body” methodology, an improvisation-based approach that focuses on the relationship between the mind, body and heart, where the body is a hollow container that carries an individual’s world. Invisible Habitudes expresses the authentic experiences of each dancer, telling the story of a fluid identity woven from memory, childhood, culture and ethnicity. Each unique body upholds inclusivity and compassion as antidotes to the relentless pursuit of one’s convictions at the expense of others.

Invisible Habitudes is the first full-length ticketed dance performance at Esplanade’s Outdoor Theatre. In tandem with the production’s themes, the open-air venue allows for interactions with the environment, connecting to the sounds and sights of the wider world. The international collaboration also unites award-winning Taiwanese musician Yujun Wang, who performs live on stage, Singaporean lighting designer Adrian Tan and T.H.E’s talented cast of dancers.

This production is part of T.H.E’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

Photo by Bernie Ng Courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
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Fri May 17, 2019
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