Trained in Traditional Malay dance under the tutelage of Azmi Juhari (Singapore), Norhaizad Adam had vast experience with mastering, performing and educating traditional Malay dance basic forms such as Asli, Inang, Masri, Joget and Zapin. He had a dilemma; to stay with the traditional routines or to feed his growing desire to venture out into conceptualising contemporary ideas. This fuelled his curiosity to explore the equilibrium between traditional and contemporary and craft his original creative work outside of traditional Malay conventions.
With existing international connections and desire to achieve professional standard, he has a strong belief in introducing our traditional Malay form to the international dance world through his contemporary work. He desires to create works that connects and questions, investigating the essence of human conditions and interventions. Every atmosphere in his works induces mind-altering and evocative moments that seem to linger on.
A compelling chemistry connected Hariz, Hasyimah & Haizad as there is a common obsession to uncover grey areas. Then, they pique on each other's curiosity to craft questions. This investigative treatment guides their research processes in a work.
P7:1SMA invites everyone to exist in a state of
in-betweenness. Drawn into mystery and wonderment of grey voids in life, we create shared experiences that uses the power of dance to question our belief systems and life's balance. In hopes of our contemporary works uplifting wisdom and worldview of Malay philosophy to the international stage.
To cast light on grey voids or the in-betweens in our social landscape.
To exhibit a distinct yet subtle movement language linked to Malay philosophy.
To inspire investigative and innovative processes based on traditions and histories.
To provide capacity-building opportunities to the community through movement and choreography.
AREAS OF FOCUS
EVOLVING THE INDUSTRY