Our Campaign Story

ends 03 Jul 2022, 11:59 PM

cont.act Contemporary Dance Festival returns for its 12th edition. With a refreshed outlook, the Festival is set to tackle pertinent themes of our time, reflecting our concerns, needs and changes as a society through the medium of contemporary dance.

Through the eclectic plethora of performances programmed each year, and the masterclasses taught by our Festival artists, the Festival enlivens and advances the contemporary dance landscape in Singapore. The Festival also places Singapore and Singaporean dance artists on the regional-international map of the contemporary dance scene through its network of festival partners, giving rise to opportunities for our Festival artists to tour and present their works.

The Festival is presented by The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company, a leading contemporary dance company in Singapore. Depending on the amount of funding we mange to secure each year, our deficit usually reaches an amount between SGD20,000 - SGD50,000. As a non-profit arts charity organisation that has faced multiple disruptions from the pandemic, it has taken much gumption to stay the course, and we are seeking kind donations to reduce costs and lower our deficit. This will also allow us to keep our Festival ticket prices affordable and accessible to the general public. The 2022 edition of the Festival is also our first year after an 8-year-long title sponsorship, making any and all contributions invaluable to the continuation of the Festival.

About The Charity

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 on the human condition and its original creations are an essential mirror to the issues and rhythms of contemporary life.

As one of Singapore's seminal contemporary dance companies, T.H.E has performed and toured at many major local festivals and prestigious international festivals.

Based on its vision of contemporary dance as a medium for nurturing human potential, T.H.E has also actively initiated numerous platforms to engage young artists and the wider public through activities such as our semi-professional wing, T.H.E Second Company, cont.act Contemporary Dance Festival (previously known as the M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival), public classes, workshops, and customised programmes for schools and the community.

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