A double bill by T.H.E Dance Company featuring Filled with sadness, the old body attacks by Kim Jae Duk and EARTH by Humanhood.
Unleashing the unique worldviews of two choreographers with performers from T.H.E Dance Company, this double bill takes audiences on a sensorial trip from secretive inner worlds to the forceful sway of nature’s elements.
Billed as “ingenious and fresh” (The Business Times), award-winning South Korean artist and T.H.E’s resident choreographer, Kim Jae Duk flips the switch on his trademark style and reimagines the body driven to its edge by the raw, primal force of emotion. Set to a heart-pounding music score created by Kim and featuring a ‘live’ performance by local tenor Leslie Tay, Filled with sadness, the old body attacks captures the heightened tragicomedy of life.
EARTH draws from the fluid potency of this most grounded element in nature. Tethered to a powerful core, bodies flow and shift effortlessly in a mesmerising interplay of delicacy and dynamism. Crafted by Rudi Cole and Júlia Robert Parés – collectively known as Humanhood – EARTH is the first in a commissioned series exploring the elements, developed as part of a wider artistic vision involving collaborations within different fields. Having captivated last year’s Festival audiences with their exquisite duet, the world created for T.H.E’s dance artists in this work reflects Cole and Robert’s fascination with fusing Eastern mysticism and Western physics.
There will be a post-show dialogue after 15 June’s performance.
For those interested in a sneak peek at the choreographers’ process of their new creations that will be completed and performed at the Esplanade Theatre Studio on 15 & 16 June, there is an informal work-in-progress studio showing of both works on 12 May.
Free by registration via Peatix – https://m1contact2018-earth.peatix.com/