da:ns festival 2022 Infinitely Closer The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company (Singapore) An Esplanade Commission
In marking the opening of Esplanade’s Singtel Waterfront Theatre, one of Singapore’s leading dance companies, The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company unveils its latest work—the first dance production to be staged in the new space. Created in collaboration with a team of designers from Asia, the piece reflects upon freedom within the shifting realities of our modern times.
Driven by a hunger to navigate the multiple identities that define us as individuals and to uncover what it means to live with unabated freedom, Infinitely Closer is director Kuik Swee Boon’s artistic response to the impact that apathy and increasingly complex and opaque systems have on human expression and freedoms.
Combining contemporary dance—rooted in Kuik’s signature HollowBody methodology—with enthralling holograms and the immersive sonic waves of three-dimensional sound, Infinitely Closer has been created with a stellar team of collaborators including Malaysian sound artist Kent Lee, Macau-based projection artist SEESAW, Korean costume designer Choi In Sook, Singaporean lighting designer Adrian Tan, Singaporean dramaturg Kok Heng Leun, Australian-Laotian guest performer Billy Keohavong and six dance artists from T.H.E Dance Company.
You are invited to examine your worldview, reconnect with your childlike wonder and draw infinitely closer to the crux of freedom.
There will be post-show talks after the 8pm performances on 14 & 15 Oct 2022.