Il Maggiore Theatre, Verbania
9.30 PM

Contemporary dance + music

Realized thanks to Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo


T.H.E. Dance Company (Singapore)
Platform international project

Inside the CROSS Festival an unmissable international project by T.H.E. Singapore Dance Company: “Invisible Habitudes”.
In a world of rapid political and social change, we are increasingly confronted with multiple opinions and beliefs. Finding your own ideas becomes extremely complicated.
The show explores these themes through the language of dance. Solidity and fluidity intersect in a dialogue between bodies and the environment. The approach follows the relationships between mind, body and heart; where the body is the container that carries an individual inner world. Each dancer investigates and expresses all his intertwined identities: memory, childhood, culture, ethnicity.
Every single body sustains and confirms inclusiveness and compassion as antidotes to the relentless pursuit of one’s opinions and beliefs to the detriment of those of others.

Artistic direction and choreography: Swee Boon Kuik
Performer: Anthea Seah, Brandon Khoo, Billy Keohavong, Lynette Lim, Zu You Ng, Klievert Jon Mendoza
Music, Composition and Live Perfomer: Yujun Wang
Light Designer: Adrian Tan
Costumes: An Ni Loo
Production: T.H.E. Company, Da:ns Festival
In collaboration with National Arts Council Singapore, M1 Limited
Duration: 50 min

Swee Boon Kuik

Founder and artistic director of T.H.E. Dance Company and the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival; from 2013 to 2015 he was artistic co-director of Malaysia’s D’MOTION International Dance Festival. Kuik was the first Asian male dancer to star with the Spanish National Dance Company (CND) from 2002 to 2007. During his career with CND, he worked mainly with Nacho Duato and other esteemed choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin and Wim VandeKeybus. Before joining CND he began his career as a dancer in 1990 with the Singapore People’s Association Dance Company and the Singapore Dance Theater.
He received a nomination in 2003 for the Benois De La Danse Award. In 2007 he was awarded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore (NAC). He founded T.H.E. Dance Company in September 2008. “Silence” (2007), “As It Fades” (2011), “RE: OK … BUT!” (2001) and “Above 40” (2015), are among the most famous works of the Company. Kuik’s works have been hosted in numerous festivals, including the Les Hivernales Festival of Avignon, in France. Kuik continues to develop the “hollow body” methodology as a training and performance system for the T.H.E. Dance Company.

T.H.E. Dance Company

The company T.H.E. Dance Company founded in 2008 by artistic director Kuik Swee Boon is one of the largest dance companies in Singapore and has participated in numerous international festivals, including: Singapore Arts Festival, Esplanade da:ns festival, Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts, Les Hivernales, Avignon Festival. With a unique highly physical and kinetic work T.H.E. Dance Company deepens the experience of the human being, connected with the collective history juxtaposed to incisive observations on modern society: elements of a repertoire of original creation, in which the continuous search for authentic expression guides the movements of the body, to transmit the essence of the dancers’ identity.