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Three Kin by T.H.E Dance Company

Three Kin is leading contemporary dance group T.H.E Dance Company’s closing production for the 2017 season and part of the company’s annual headlining showcase of creations by acclaimed Singaporean and international guest choreographers.

Performed by T.H.E’s full-time principal dancers, the triple bill features Kuik Swee Boon’s fresh new interpretation of Water Bloom (a NUS Arts Festival 2009 commission) and two new creations by resident South Korean choreographer Kim Jae Duk, and Spanish choreographer Dimo Kirilov Milev respectively.

About the works and choreographers

Water Bloom, by Kuik Swee Boon – In 2009, Water Bloom explored the fragile relationship between Man and nature using a striking visual: the suffocating promulgation of red sea reefs arising from man-made water pollution, disrupting the ocean’s food chain, and therefore Man’s food sources. Today, environmental awareness and activism, are hot-button topics, with consumer habits tied to an awareness of numerous factors: sustainability, eco-friendly practices, ethical labour conditions, and most significantly; a pro-conservation conscience that is living amidst the consequences of the Industrial Revolution and climate change. In the 2017 iteration, Water Bloom thematic message is more urgent than over. The dancers embody the urgency of these issues whilst conveying that there is no simple solution: change must happen: beginning from an individual consciousness, that ignites larger, joint and sustained efforts.

Kim Jae Duk – Kim has choreographed a new work for T.H.E every year since 2011 (collaborative work RE:OK…BUT!; Hey Man; Present; collaborative work Organised Chaos; Mr. Sign; Equilibrium), promises a kinetic new piece that delivers the best of both worlds in music (original composition by Kim) and dance movement filled with power, wit and humour.

Dimo Kirilov Milev – Former Spanish Compania Nacional de Danza principal dancer Dimo Kirilov first worked with T.H.E’s principal company in 2013, creating the well-received Collisions for the DiverCity – a work described by The Straits Times as “explor(ing) the complexity of modern human relationships… each duet possess(ing) its own distinct flavour coupled with brilliant execution”; and by the Flying Inkpot, “the dynamism, athleticism and aesthetics… were breathtaking. All the dancers played their roles with individuality, finesse and strong technique.” Kirilov had recently performed at the M1 CONTACT Festival in end June 2017, and continued in residency with T.H.E Dance Company until August – this first part of the new creation. He returns in November – December to continue working and for the premiere of the creation.

Photo Credits: Bernie Ng, Tan Ngiap Heng & Liu Yong Huay 

Start Sales Date

Early Bird Sales
14 Aug 2017, 9am - 15 Oct 2017, 12am

Other Channels:
14 Aug 2017, 10am - 14 Oct 2017, 8pm

Public Sales
15 Oct 2017, 12am

Other Channels:
15 Oct 2017, 10am




Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
(15 minutes interval)

Promoter Name

Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infant in arms and children aged below 6 years old
  • Children 6 years old and above must purchase ticket for admission
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance

Photography/Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event

Through All SISTIC Channels
$46 for Early Bird Twin Show Deal
[Valid from 14 Aug 2017 till 18 Nov 2017]

10% Discount for Esplanade & Me White Card Members
[Valid from 14 Aug 2017 onwards]

15% Discount for Esplanade & Me Black Card Members
[Valid from 14 Aug 2017 onwards]

15% Discount for PAssion Card Members
[Verification: Present PAssion Card or quote the first 4 digits of your PAssion Card Number upon purchase of tickets]
[Valid from 14 Aug 2017 onwards]

20% Discount for T.H.E Friends
[Verification: Quote or key valid T.H.E Friends' Code upon purchase of tickets]
[Valid from 14 Aug 2017 onwards]

S$20 per ticket for Senior Citizen (55 years old & above) / Students (Local & Overseas) / NSF / Child (6 to 12 years old)
[Verification: Present valid ID / Student Pass / SAF 11B (Military IC)]
[Please note that random checks on concession tickets may be conducted at the point of entry]
[Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets]
[Valid from 14 Aug 2017 onwards]

Through SISTIC Agents only
20% Discount for M1 Customers
[Verification: Present valid phone bill / M1 logo on mobile phone upon purchase or collection of tickets at the agents]
[Valid from 14 Aug 2017 onwards]

If you like to watch it together with another T.H.E Second Company Production, liTHE 2017,
be sure to get your Early Bird Twin Show Deal at $50 (Includes SISTIC booking fee). 

Schools who wish to use Tote Board Art Grant to subsidise the programme cost may obtain the LOE, letter of eligibility here.

Event Date
Thu, 7 - Sat, 9 Dec 2017

Thu & Fri: 8pm
Sat: 3pm & 8pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$35 (Free Seating)