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Our Name

P7:1SMA (pronounced as PRISMA) refers to prism in Malay.

The letter 'R' and 'I' is replaced with 7:1 to symbolise the optical element of the triangular prism. Light is reflected to evoke spectral colours.

Our Philosophy:

Dance is a strategy, Malay is a concept

We are a dance performance company that creates in the intersections of tradition and contemporary practices. At the core of what they do, our shared philosophy is ‘Dance is a strategy, and Malay is a concept’. The company is led by Norhaizad Adam, an independent dance artist who is trained in Malay Dance and performance-making. 

P7:1SMA believes that little things matter and relationships are built on respect and reciprocity. Ideations and research draw from moral or ethical dilemmas, and their body of work uses investigative processes to question traditions and histories across communities. Our collective vision is to shift the perspective of Malay culture and identity through intimate and innovative performance experiences.

Our Mission: T.R.I


To promote experiential programmes that

deepen knowledge, appreciation and possibilities of dance.


To support research and creation process,

connecting dance and arts communities.


To produce performances that encourage

critical discourse and challenge perspectives.

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