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Thank you to everyone for your generosity

and support in 𝗣𝟳:𝟭𝗦𝗠𝗔 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘆𝘀𝘁 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴!

CATALYST is an incubation programme for P7:1SMA associates that supports research process and performance-making. We hope to inspire artistic practices that grow and embrace failures. Personalised support is given to artists such as unlimited studio time, mentorship circle, feedback with community and administrative support. Since the programme started 2018, there have been 4 artists who have shared their incubated works with the community.

 
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2:15 - 2:45pm
𝗧𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗻

by 𝘝𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘮 and 𝘔𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘢 𝘓𝘢𝘶𝘸

Tape town is a work-in-progress performance inspired by social distancing tape markings in Singapore. We’re interested in exploring the language of tape, how they have become commonplace in Singapore’s visual culture and how bodies physically respond to these markings.

This showcase features a few distinct experiments with tape, exploring different ways we can conform, subvert and play with the rules.

About the Artists
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Valerie Lim

Valerie Lim believes life must be spent pursuing what makes us feel the most alive. The mysteries of the human body, multi-disciplinary and immersive works deeply thrill her. Two immersive experiences she has presented includes: San Junipero, an invitation to come to terms with one's mortality and Tardigrade Estate, which invited audiences to create their own virtual paradise. Her current movement practice involves stepping out of her comfort zone by cross training with different movement practices. Currently, she is an Associate Artist at Dance Nucleus. She is also an Associate with P7:1SMA Ltd., a dance community led by Norhaizad Adam, who considers performance-making as necessary disruptions, Malay as a concept, and dance as a strategy for common humanity.

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Melinda Lauw

Melinda Lauw is an artist, experience designer and immersive creator working across the fields of art, immersive entertainment and experiential marketing. Formerly specializing in constructed textiles, Melinda’s practice now centers around the concept of performance as care. She is the co-founder of Whisperlodge, a production company pioneering the practice of live ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). Their eponymous immersive show has toured New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and has been featured on Netflix, in The New York Times and Newsweek among others. Melinda received her BA in Fine Art and History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London and her MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. She has worked with brands such as the Museum of Ice Cream, Refinery 29 and Marriott Hotel Group.

 
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3:00 - 3:30pm
𝗚𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗽

by 𝘐𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘭 𝘑𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘢𝘩, 𝘚𝘶𝘧𝘳𝘪 𝘑𝘶𝘸𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘳 and 𝘚𝘺𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘩 𝘚𝘢𝘣𝘵𝘶

Share what you think, they'll share what they feel.

About the Artists
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Ismail Jemaah

A dancer and choreographer trained in Malay performing art forms, Ismail Jemaah moves and creates through the lens of his roots as his catalyst. Amongst other things, Ismail just wants to have serious fun.

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Syimah Sabtu

Syimah Sabtu is a performance artist from Singapore. She graduated from Republic Polytechnic (Theatre and Arts Management) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Dance). Syimah’s practice is rooted in Malay folk dance and contemporary dance. Syimah is currently investigating on the Dualities of Being, exploring layered connections between personal histories, narratives and beliefs nestled within our bodies, and examines the kinesics state of the dancer’s body. Syimah is currently a core associate with P7:1SMA Ltd and an associate member with Dance Nucleus. (www.syimahsabtu.com)

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Sufri Juwahir

Sufri Juwahir is a dancer and choreographer. He was originally trained in Hip-Hop and was part of a street dance group. Sufri is constantly pushing his movement vocabulary through learning of different dance genres like modern contemporary and Indian classical form harathanatyam. He believes that the sensitivities of physical exploration will be greatly heightened through learning, understanding and applying the techniques learnt into practice. This approach not only allows the body to discover new ways of expressing, but the mind to be open for development and discover new perspectives of body and physical progression.

 
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3:45 - 4:15pm
𝗔𝗭𝗨𝗥𝗘

by 𝘑𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘵 𝘖𝘯 and 𝘚𝘺𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪

What if you were forcefully transported to another universe that exists in the present, yet detached from the reality that you are familiar with? Do you go along, do you challenge, do you change? How will you align yourself, to be true to yourself?

AZURE sees two bodies momentarily removed from their current reality and involuntarily plunged into a dystopian dreamscape. They have to negotiate conflict and contradictions, dancing between violence and vulnerability in this state of eerily familiar hypnosis. Integrating the mediums of dance, body painting and live music while referencing spiritual practices such as crystal healing and tarot reading, this performance through the screen seeks to suck viewers into a fantastical experience and evoke reflections about making choices to survive in a world slipping out of our grasp of understanding.

About the Artists
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Jonit On

Jonit is an independent movement artist based in Singapore. Since graduating with a Diploma in Dance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, she has been involved in various projects locally and internationally. She has had the opportunity to work with notable artists such as Danielle Agami, Jen Liu, NorhaizadAdam and Anthea Seah. Currently an Associate Artist with P7:1SMA, she is exploring combining different art forms and mediums to create immersive performance experiences.

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Syarifuddin Sahari

Syarifuddin started out in street dance at 17 and his movements are derived from elements and tools of Street Dance namely HipHop, House, Dancehall & African, while having interest in other performative and movement forms. Exploring the power of the mind and imagination, he believes that dance as movement is the cosmic language that shares vocabulary and concepts, and is open to finding new ways to move and explore in order to better embody and transmit physically.

 
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4:30 - 5:00pm
𝗦𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

by 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘶𝘭 𝘔𝘰𝘩𝘥, 𝘕𝘶𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘺𝘢𝘯𝘢 𝘚𝘩𝘶𝘬𝘰𝘳, 𝘛𝘯𝘨 𝘠𝘶𝘦 𝘓𝘪𝘯 𝘎𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘦, 𝘗𝘦𝘯𝘪 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘢 𝘙𝘪𝘯𝘪 and 𝘙𝘰𝘢𝘳 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘗𝘵𝘦 𝘓𝘵𝘥

We pray, we hope, we yearn.

Transcending beyond realm,

Beyond the calmness,

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Visceral state of chaos.mediums of dance, body painting and live music while referencing spiritual practices such as crystal healing and tarot reading, this performance through the screen seeks to suck viewers into a fantastical experience and evoke reflections about making choices to survive in a world slipping out of our grasp of understanding.

About the Artists
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Sharul Mohd

Sharul is a versatile dance artist with multifaceted experience comprising choreographic work, teaching and performance. From 2007 till present, he has been a Malay dance performer, instructor, choreographer and practitioner with Artiste Seni Budaya, under the tutelage of Mr Rizman Kassim. He developed a well-honed practice in various forms of Malay folk dance. He has vast experience in performing internationally (Poland, Korea, Sabah, Bulgaria, Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur), and through a wide variety of platforms and collaborative works. Sharul strives to deepen his perspective through active conversations of dance artistry and his choreographic creativity is grounded in intricate expressions and complexity of movement.

 

He is dedicated to find ways to deepen traditional Malay dance in society by assisting people to relate to the art form in new ways, thus keeping the tradition alive and relevant. Sharul is passionate in creating contemporary works that explore movement language of Malay traditional form. Upon graduation from BA (Hons) Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts, he is interested to nurture his practice in performance-making. He is currently an Associate of P7:1SMA Ltd, a dance community led by Norhaizad Adam, who considers performance-making as necessary disruptions, Malay as a concept, and dance as a strategy for common humanity.

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Tng Yue Lin Geraldine

Final year psychology student at National University of Singapore. A team player who possesses strong social, communication, leadership and management skills. Always eager to help others and contribute to the team. Receptive to learning and open to taking up new challenges and opportunities presented.

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Nurliyana Shukor

Liyana started ballet at the age of 10 years old. Her interest carved a continuous path to take up modern and contemporary dance in secondary school. At a young age, Liyana envisioned herself as a versatile dancer, hence she joined Atrika Dance Company under the tutelage of Mdm Mazlina Buang since 2010 till present. With the company, she is trained in traditional Malay dance, various street dance genres and contemporary dance. She has been taking part in competitions, productions and corporate events. Her notable experience is when she clinched top three in a TRDO dance competition (2015) and choreographed a hip-hop dance work for an Overseas Exchange Programme to India (2015).

In recent years, she started teaching and choreographing internally for company classes since 2018 and have an interest in developing her pedagogy in dance. She is passionate to develop her experience beyond Atrika Dance Company. Her desire led her to source out knowledge by attending open studio classes and workshops. Liyana is continuously learning from various local artists to broaden her perspective about dance and hopes to work with international artists in years to come.

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Peni Candra Rini

Composer, Songwriter, Poet, Vocalist for Javanese (Sindhen) and Contemporary, Lecturer in the Department of Karawitan, Doctoral Candidate for Creation of Music Art at Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Surakarta. Owner and Executive Director of Candrarini’s Gamelan, Sentana Art Music Production and Jagad Sentana Art Foundation.

 

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7:30 - 8:00pm
𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗠𝗔𝗡 (𝟵 𝗝𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆)

by 𝘚𝘺𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘩 𝘚𝘢𝘣𝘵𝘶 and 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘢 𝘛𝘢𝘯𝘨

What we see and what we do not see.

What we hear and what we do not hear.

What we say and what we do not say.

Can we/I/you co - exist?

About the Artists
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Syimah Sabtu

Syimah Sabtu is a performance artist from Singapore. She graduated from Republic Polytechnic (Theatre and Arts Management) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Dance). Syimah’s practice is rooted in Malay folk dance and contemporary dance. Syimah is currently investigating on the Dualities of Being, exploring layered connections between personal histories, narratives and beliefs nestled within our bodies, and examines the kinesics state of the dancer’s body. Syimah is currently a core associate with P7:1SMA Ltd and an associate member with Dance Nucleus. (www.syimahsabtu.com)

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Merissa Tang

Merissa is a technical theatre practitioner from Singapore, with a myriad of skills ranging in Stage/Production Management to Lighting/Projection systems and design. Her works include: ‘SURGE’ (Melbourne) by Anouk Van Dijk (2020), ‘NAK DARA’ (Singapore) by P7:1SMA (2020), ‘Shared Fictions’ (Melbourne) by Jo Lloyd (2019), ‘AMOK>>>>HALT' (Vietnam) by VCA/USM (2019), and ‘Guilty Landscapes' (Germany) by Singapore International Festival of Arts (2017). Recipient of the National Arts Council (NAC) Scholarship (Singapore) in 2018, Merissa recently graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design and Production); at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, University of Melbourne. She continuously expands her theatrical knowledge in hopes of becoming a well-rounded production/technical manager. Find out more: merissatang.com

 
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8:15 - 8:45pm
𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻

by 𝘚y𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘥𝘥𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪

“Some moments might seem grainy.

As we seek for ways to carry on,

our thoughts are constantly shifting.

What happens as they scatter and clump?"

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'Grain' is based on the phrase "to take with a grain of salt"; how conscious are we when believing what is presented to us? The grains of thought such as assurance, doubt, hope, desolation, tenderness, deprivation and security constantly float / wander around in our heads. Those that meander together may either form positive clarity or lead to self-destruction.

About the Artist
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Syarifuddin Sahari

Syarifuddin started out in street dance at 17 and his movements are derived from elements and tools of Street Dance namely HipHop, House, Dancehall & African, while having interest in other performative and movement forms. Exploring the power of the mind and imagination, he believes that dance as movement is the cosmic language that shares vocabulary and concepts, and is open to finding new ways to move and explore in order to better embody and transmit physically.

Intrigue, fascination, curiosity, wonder and understanding are some of the fuels that drive his actions and behaviour, seeking inspiration from his surroundings and beyond. He is currently exploring the relation between sound and movement, the seen and unseen, experimenting in his practice-in-process called Textures of the Reverb.

 
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9:00 - 9:30pm
𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗼𝘄-𝗶𝗻𝗴 阴影

by 𝘚𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘒𝘸𝘦𝘬

the shadow is the double

the shadow is the foil

the shadow is searching for the Self

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A Shadow stands, holding the ashes of it's Self. How does the Shadow move? Why does the Shadow seek? Is it possible to empty and embody simultaneously? Alluding to anonymity and performativity, this work is an exploration of what looking towards our shadow space can behold.

About the Artist
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Sonia Kwek

Sonia moves, makes and shares through varying mediums: often, she is performer, co-creator and/or facilitator in projects spanning across disciplines. Sonia's practice is driven by a fascination with the body, particularly in examining the material(ity) of the body and questioning body politics (as a womxn). Sonia seeks to shape space-time for intimate encounters and visceral experiences in her work, as a way to open alternative perspectives about the in-between and unspoken.

Sonia graduated with a Diploma in Intercultural Theatre ​from t​he Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), where she ​received her training in acting and contemporary performance making​. Sonia also holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama) with Distinction, a study in interdisciplinary practice, from Queensland University of Technology (Australia). Currently, she is an associate artist with P7:1SMA and associate member of Dance Nucleus. Sonia also works regularly as a life model. Say hi on IG @soniakwek or check out www.soniakwek.com for a sample of her works.