Artistic director: Swee Boon Kuik (Singapore/Malaysia) | Choreographer and music composer /Arrangement: Jae Duk Kim (Korea) | Lighting designer: Adrian Tan
Performers: Brandon Khoo, Ng Zu You, Klievert Jon Mendoza, Fiona Thng, Haruka Leilani Chan, Chang En | International Projects Coordinator and Tour Manager: Giulia Poli | Production Manager: Shining Goh | Technical Manager: Terence Lau
In collaboration with cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival
Resident choreographer Jae Duk Kim’s first full-length creation for the T.H.E Dance Company, Mr. Sign, focuses on the theme of thoughts and ideas. Framed by a broader enquiry into existence and rationality, Mr. Sign examines the place of the individual in a hierarchical society, where relationships may not necessarily provide emotional satisfaction and peace of mind is only achieved through self-realisation. Ultimately, he asks whether communication is really important for human beings. The Korean choreographer is also the creator of the original music. Kim draws on a myriad of musical influences including a reworking of traditional Korean “trot music”, the Indonesian gamelan and parts of Tchaikovsky’s classic Swan Lake, to create an edgy and heartbreaking musical score for Mr.Sign.
T.H.E Dance Company is the leading contemporary dance company in Singapore.