"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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..."
"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."
"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..."
"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."