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About the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival

Billed for its bold curation, residency programmes, commissioning of local and international works across its several platforms, as well as a smorgasbord of workshops and technique classes, the annual M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival is presented by Singapore’s leading contemporary dance company, T.H.E Dance Company.

With our signature events, festival commissions and free performances, experience the passion and artistry of local, Southeast Asian and international dance artists in the 9th edition of our Festival.

About T.H.E Dance Company

At the top of its game” – Mayo Martin, TODAY

Strong, articulate and unmistakably, Asian” – Tara Tan, The Straits Times

Founded in 2008 by our Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon, The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company is one of the most seminal contemporary dance companies in Singapore as well as in Southeast Asia. Our works attempt to expose different dimensions of the human condition that often go unnoticed in the environment. With our roots firmly planted in the local dance scene, we hope to continue bringing our style of dance to the rest of the world; one that is open, daring and synonymous with quality and sincerity. T.H.E Dance Company is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020.

Festival Team (2018)

Festival Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon  

Associate Artistic Director Silvia Yong

Company, PR & Touring Manager Jael Chew  

Festival Manager Athelyna Swee  

Festival Marketing Executive Denise Leong  

Festival Production Managers Cindy Yeong & Natalie Lim

Festival Technical Manager David Li

Stage Managers Shining Goh & Lee Xinzhi

Lighting Designers Adrian Tan & Liu Yong Huay  

Ticketing  & Administrative Manager Lee Loo Yen  

Festival Intern Regina Tan

Copywriter Adeline Loh

Graphic Designer Titans Design

Videography The Camera Bank