Kuik Swee Boon – Hong Kong Dance Exchange 2022

Kuik Swee Boon

cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival

Founder and Artistic Director of The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company (est. 2008) and its annual cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival (est. 2010). Kuik danced in Compañia Nacional de Danza (CND) from 2002 to 2007, performing in works by renowned choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, and Ohad Naharin.

Prior to CND, he danced in Singapore People’s Association Dance Company and Singapore Dance Theatre. A 2007 Young Artist Award recipient, he was nominated for the Benois De La Danse Award in 2003, and selected for the 2021- 2023 Fellowship Programme with the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA).

Under Kuik’s direction, T.H.E has become a seminal dance company that trains in his “HollowBody” methodology. His works have toured many international festivals – even when the pandemic hit, a 360° virtual reality adaptation of PheNoumenon (2019), amongst other digital projects, made its rounds to Italy and Israel in 2021.