KR Dance presented its biennial dance production “Hiraeth” last weekend. Showcasing a total of 11 items across a multitude of dance genres, “Hiraeth” kept the audience at the edge of their seats throughout the show.
Hiraeth— a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.
This year’s production explores the duality of our choices and the struggle of doing what’s right. It deals with the temporal and fleeting nature of things we tether ourselves to. The storyline is smoothly executed by the dance items that are bound to evoke some underlying emotions that you never knew you were capable of. Along with the brilliant acting of our main casts - Jia Sheng and Jeriel, get ready to be drawn into the story and watch as they stare deep into each other’s eyes. Hmmm…
Everyone has been working together to put up a good show this year and let’s not forget that aside from dancing, our dancers are also humans and have some interesting traits about themselves as well.
Let’s go to know some of our DP dancers better! (In descending order by age..)
1. Wen Jun
As the oldest dancer in DP, Wen Jun is an extremely enthusiastic and committed member of KR. Back in his time, he was a prominent figure in hall and held many important positions. He was DP’s main cast in 2012/13, JCRC’s Vice-President and Hall Prod main cast in 2013/14 as well as DP producer in 2014/15. He was also awarded ORA and the title Culture King. He was a member of every single CCA in K6 (except Choir) and part of steppers as well. Can you find another Kent Ridgean as active as (and as free as?) him ?!
2. Bene Yeo
Mr Bene Yeo - dance freshie but FYF of KR surely worked hard this DP. Known for being a handball guy, it was hard to fathom the idea of him being called a dancer prior to him joining dance. Now, he’s a dedicated and committed member of KR dance and even has a solo in one of his items, with sick moves that clearly amazed the audience during DP.
3. Jia Sheng
We have Jia Sheng (one of our main cast) who is often mistaken to be @Jronogan 2.0, but “there can’t be two Gods” as so he said. He is a weird ball of joy with multiple “useful” talents and finds joy in rolling around while cleaning the floor with his body. Not only that, his arms have the strength of a Hulk.
Hope this gives all of you a little insight to the kind of talent we have behind this dance production!
With months of hard work put into the production of the show, it definitely all paid off to see the audience cheering their hearts out on Saturday and Sunday!