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June 4, 2019

Review: Complexnya

Complexities of Spaces and Bodies

"Complexnya compels the audience to view Hong Lim Complex anew."

Isaac Tan


May 28, 2019

“Secrets and wisdom in a hidden hub. High rise flats surrounded by business-centric modernity. Immediately, I sense the past. And I wish to resist time.” 



April 3, 2018

Review:  NGOPI

"Ngopi" by P7:1SMA: Stop and Smell the Coffee

"Norhaizad Adam’s second full length work with his company P7:1SMA (say “prisma”) is set in another world. The audience steps through the door of the Drama Centre Black Box into an arena of wooden crates and sacking, the whiff of wood and coffee beans in the warm light of a late afternoon."

Chan Sze-Wei


October 21, 2016

Young artists attempt to bring to life past memories and hidden histories of Kreta Ayer

"Hanging Milo tins and a missing five-legged chicken feature in Pop-Up Noise at Kreta Ayer Square.."

Nabilah Said


March 27, 2016

Review:  Belon

Old meets new in dance performance, Belon

"During the post-show dialogue of P7:1SMA's (pronounced as Prisma) performance, Belon, its young artistic director Norhaizad Adam, or Haizad as he is better known, was shy when answering difficult questions about the problematic discourse on the dichotomy between the traditional and contemporary."

Lee Mun Wai


June 4, 2019

Review: Complexnya

Complexnya, a movement love letter to Singapore

"Complexnya feels like Norhaizad Adam’s poetic movement love letter to Singapore. Dance in Situ transforms the way we see the city; audiences can no longer view Hong Lim Complex the same way they had before attending the performance walk."

Valerie Lim


March 17, 2019

Review: District 18 

"District 18" by P7:1SMA

"It’s noon and oppressively hot and my shadow’s hiding beneath me from the sun. I’m making my way to the Tampines Round Market & Food Centre (“pasar bulat”), which is just a fifteen-minute busride from my home, but I feel like a complete tourist in this food centre despite the fact that it’s in the district just next door to mine."

Corrie Tan


November 5, 2018

Review:  Belon

"Belon" - P7:1SMA

"In the silent Stamford Arts Centre Black Box, a performer inhales and exhales into a black balloon as it grows stretched and taut and shiny. I’m inhaling and exhaling too, waiting for the distended skin of the balloon to rupture, for that tipping point between the joys..."

Corrie Tan


October 14, 2016

Down Chinatown's memory lane

"YOUNG Singapore artists are going to reconnect with Chinatown and "transform" Kreta Ayer Square for one week in the first Pop-up Noise: Soul Searching event."

Cheah Ui-Hoon


August 28, 2015

Tari Melayu kontemporari 'terbang' ke Austria 

Norhaizad Adam performs his short work "Belon" to an international audience at ATLAS Residency for ImPulsTanz Festival. 

Nurmaya Alias


June 1, 2019

Review: Complexnya

Complexnya by Dance In Situ x P7:1SMA

"Using the labyrinthine world of Hong Lim Complex to tease out issues of conflict and change."



April 10, 2018

Review: NGOPI

NGOPI finishes with a bittersweet taste

"Choreographer, Norhaizad Adam negotiates coffee culture; the tasty, the ugly and the horrendous take over of corporations on the reach and delicious coffee bean. The atmosphere in the Theatre is revealing, and we feel exposed as we walk into what looks like the grinding basement of a coffee shop."

Ezekiel Oliveira


March 28, 2018

Podcast 37: "Joget" "Intersections: Traditionally Speaking" 

"This month they discuss two programmes that took place earlier this month: the first is Joget, presented at the Esplanade and featuring the work of four Singaporean choreographers: Norisham Osman, Norhaizad Adam, Badarudin Hassan and Hasyimah Harith..."

Chan Sze-Wei, Chloe Chotrani, Soultari Amin Farid


March 30, 2016

Review:  Belon

"This past weekend, P7:1SMA – a new contemporary dance company focusing on Asian contemporary dance and rooted in the Malay dance form – had their debut production Belon, a contemplative piece that was more mentally challenging than I had expected it to be."


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