HollowBody™️ Masterclass & Repertoire
by The Human Expression Dance Company (Singapore)

Led by founding artistic director and main choreographer of Singapore’s T.H.E Dance Company, Kuik Swee Boon, and full-time dance artist, Fiona Thng, this two-part session will comprise a HollowBody™️ workshop and the learning of an excerpt from Infinitely Closer, Swee Boon’s latest commissioned work that premiered in 2022 and will make its way to OzAsia Festival in Adelaide from 27—28 October 2023.

Suitable for: Professional and semi-professional dance artists, dancers, full-time dance students aged 18 and above, and movement enthusiasts who are comfortable with improvisation.

Times: 5:30pm—8:30pm

Location: Chunky Move studios, 111 Sturt Street Southbank VIC 3006



The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company was founded in 2008 by Artistic Director Kuik Swee Boon. Rooted firmly in Singapore yet universal in its perspective, T.H.E’s contemporary dance works reveal the body as a medium for exploring and celebrating the human condition.
Dance artists at T.H.E are immersed in the Company’s signature methodology, HollowBody, which guides them to access their deeper instincts and impulses through movement. The Company’s movement vocabulary is distinct in its intensely personal aesthetics, yet thrilling in its diversity. Driven by a sincere desire to uncover the intricate, complex and oft-times overlooked dimensions of human existence, the Company’s incisive observations are an essential mirror to the issues and rhythms of contemporary life.
HollowBody™️ is the signature methodology and movement philosophy advocated by founding artistic director and main choreographer of Singapore’s T.H.E Dance Company, Kuik Swee Boon; it is the current methodology with which the dance artists at T.H.E train. Neither a mere movement aesthetic nor an existential state of being, it is an experiential process, utilising improvisational tools to guide practitioners towards a heightened physiological awareness that resonates in their movement choice, approach, and expression.
HollowBody™️ is based on the understanding of the body as the foundation of our world. As a vessel for thoughts, emotions and energy, our embodied experiences and knowledge transcend language and logic. The HollowBody™️ methodology seeks to establish in its practitioner a level of trust and access that can surface these deep impulses and needs, and unearth an innate connectivity between mind, heart, and body. With the practitioner’s curiosities, potential, and limitations becoming wholly available to themselves, self-understanding and creative expression unfold.
Today, long-term practice of the HollowBody™️ methodology has fed naturally into T.H.E’s creation and performance voice. We at T.H.E believe that with HollowBody™️, dance and movement can be embraced as a fundamental pillar in life that offers a deep connection to the body, and in turn, the world.

Photo by Joie Koo

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