T.H.E Second Company (Singapore)
Sun 20 Jun | 8:15pm
T.H.E Dance Company (Singapore)
Dimo Kirilov Milev (Netherlands/Bulgaria)
Jos Baker (Belgium/United Kingdom)
Sat 26 Jun | 3pm & 8pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Chua Pei Yun & Maybelle Lek (Singapore)
Chloe Chua (Singapore)
Xenres Kirishima (Singapore)
Fri 2 Jul | 8pm
Adele Goh (Singapore) & Kwon Hyuk (South Korea)
Syimah Sabtu (Singapore)
Hasyimah Harith (Singapore)
Aiden Tan (Singapore) & Cheng Wei (Taiwan)
Wayne Ong & Leia Ang (Singapore)
Pat Toh (Singapore)
About the Festival
M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2021 (11th edition): Replugged celebrates the challenges and breakthroughs of 2020 and one trailblazing decade of remarkable milestones. The 11th edition revives ‘live’ performances created by Singaporean artists and international dance makers. A quarantine-friendly selection of live-streamed shows will also be made accessible on digital screens. As we begin the curative process of rebuilding communication, intimacy and hope, M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival 2021 (11th edition): Replugged is a fitting paean of optimism and gratitude as the Festival gears up for a refreshed, reimagined outlook next year.
Photo by Poey YT
During her time in the company, Goh also choreographed many original works. Notably, she was commissioned by M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival in 2019 to create a solo in collaboration with Germaine Cheng, titled Disappearing Act, which has since been selected to be performed at Odoru Akita International Dance Festival in Japan and Internationale Tanzmesse NRW in Germany in 2020. Disappearing Act has also led to Seoul International Dance Festival’s pairing of her with award-winning Korean dance artist, Kwon Hyuk, for a co-creation that will premiere at this year’s M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival.
In September 2001, he joined the Compañia Nacional de Danza under the direction of Nacho Duato where he became quickly a principal dancer. He has been involved in many of Nacho's creations, dancing main parts of his repertory. He has also worked with choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Wim Vandekeybus, Orjan Anderson, Jacopo Godani, Gustavo Ramirez.
Since 2009, he has been working as a freelance choreographer, dancer, teacher and assistant. From 2018 to 2020 he worked as a rehearsal master for NDT2.
From 2008 to 2014, he worked for Peeping Tom as a dancer, actor and collaborator, principally with the productions 32 Rue Vandenbranden (2009), and A Louer (2011). Since then he worked briefly for DV8 Physical Theatre on the production of John (2014). In 2014, he directed and performed in Paris Fashion Week to promote Petit Bateau’s Cedric Charlier collection.
Baker makes his own work all over the world. His most recent choreographic works are Put Out the Flame and The Smallest Little Thing commissioned by The Hong Kong Arts Festival. Other of his choreographic works includes: Creature Man Don’Tell Me (2008), Afla (2008), Feedback (2009), What do you do? (2015), We were youth (2016), Tidal Breath (2016), Let us not ask where it leads (2016), UnderstandingSugar (2017), Of no fixed abode (2017), Timeline (2018), Zungen (2018) and The End (2018).
On film, he has made several music videos and short films, most recently as a dancer and choreographic assistant to Damien Jalet for Falling (2019), a Thom Yorke project directed by Paul Thomas Andersson. Other screen work includes; Forgot to live (2013) by Ay Wing, and Let it Roll (2016) by Mustard Gas and Roses, directed by Koen Mortier, and Biegga savkala duoddariid duohken lea soames (2006) by Elle Sofe Henrikseni, as well as several commercials.
He also teaches internationally, offering a range of classes and workshops for professional dancers.
His first creation, Empty, is a solo dance performance of which he has since created a trilogy. In 2017, he presented a new dance piece, Cittaslow, as part of First Art Support Program that was very favourably reviewed by critics. Cittaslow exposed Hyuk’s style, that focuses on being interesting within a slow tempo. Company SIGA’s Rush also won the Best Choreography Work Award 2017 at Incheon International Contemporary Dance Festival. He now participates in various kinds of shows both as a dancer and choreographer.
In her years of dance, she has worked with both local and international choreographers, including Norhaizad Adam, Lee Mun Wai, Noramin Farid, Goh Lay Kuan, Lim Fei Shen, Dr Filomar Tariao, Ezekiel Oliveira and Martín Piliponsky. In August 2018, Sabtu participated in the Gaga Summer Intensive with Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. She is currently an Apprentice Project Artist with P7:1SMA Ltd., a dance company in Singapore.
Sabtu has been awarded the Arts & Cultural Award by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan in 2016 & 2017, and the Merit Award by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in 2018.