Artistic dance performance by T.H.E Dance Company
By Cheryl Koh & Emillio Rodrigues, Photos by Jing Kai
Art is the exact opposite of pragmatism, Art is about the extraordinary.’ Extraordinary. We think that would be the word that best describes Solo/Duet, a jaw-dropping performance by T.H.E Dance Company that left us speechless in our seats.
Participating in the NUS Arts Festival for the second time, Solo Duet, really accentuated what T.H.E Dance Company stands for –The Human Expression.
Throughout the performance, we were constantly blown away by the amount of control every dancer had over their bodies and the exemplary techniques that they possessed. We were also amazed at how they were able to reflect and personify the many facets of man and humanity through their art.
Working with guest choreographers in different environments and cities offered new perspectives to the art form. This was relayed to us in so many unconventional ways; from Yarra Lleto using a unique piece of cloth that unfurled around her body in an exploration of new movement, to Lee Mun Wai utilising a plot of carpet grass to set us thinking about our position in life as individuals and artists, to Zhuo Zihao and Wu Mi’s physical dialogue, which demonstrated their points on reason and value with the aid of a simple table and chair!
To end of, we have to applaud Lee Mun Wai for his artistic depth and courage to help the dancers, as well as us audience, to step out of our comfort zone to appreciate art, something so delicate yet so impactful.
To catch more of such breathtaking performances, head on down to the National University of Singapore (NUS) from now till the 23rd of March to immerse yourself in the richness and the variety of art held during their NUS Arts Festival.