Programme C – T.H.E Dance Company Premiere – A Triple Bill
Featuring a reworked piece "Pellucid" by T.H.E’s Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon and two newly commissioned creations by a spectacular choreographer, Spain's Iratxe Ansa and an audacious choreographer, Indonesia's Jecko Siompo.
(From the left) Photographed by Tan Ngiap Heng, Shawn Ng, Jose G Cano
Pellucid by Kuik Swee Boon (Singapore/Malaysia) Singapore's acclaimed choreographer Kuik Swee Boon reworks on a piece, "Pellucid", which was originally created for Singapore Dance Theatre in 2008 and re-staged by Mancopy Dansekompagni in Denmark in 2009. "Pellucid" resides in the quietest and simplest acts. Beauty, when stripped to its bare essentials, fulfills the promise of full richness.
The Highest Animal by Jecko Siompo (Indonesia) “In the science of biology, Man is the highest animal…” – Jecko Siompo
Jakarta-based choreographer, Jecko Siompo is a rising force in the choreography scene both in Indonesia and internationally. His choreographic approach encompasses remixed elements from contemporary dance, his native traditional Papuan dances grapple with the hip-hop, street dance style drawn from American. Singapore’s The Strait Times has called his unique work as “a force to be reckoned with”.
Dos Cuerpos by Iratxe Ansa (Spain) “Dos Cuerpos” is Spanish for ‘two bodies’, a duet that Iratxe is creating, exploring different formations and reactions that emerge when two female dancers perform together.
Spain's Iratxe Ansa is a former principal dancer of Compañia Nacional de Danza Madrid and Nederlands Dance Theatre. As a choreographer, her creations have won awards and received mentions in choreographic competitions such as the International Solo Tanz Theater Festival, Certamen Coreografico de Madrid, and an award for artistic trajectory by the Association of Dance Professionals (Spain) in 2007. She will also perform her solo piece in Programme A: International Platform.