Artistic Director /
NORHAIZAD ADAM explores the equilibrium of traditional and contemporary, while relating to his democratic living and what it means to be a Singaporean Malay today.
He questions the power of socio-politics. Practicing contemporary ideations now, he places his body in the process of social-dramaturgy. A “sympathy body” that is experiencing a dilemma on self-worth. Deconstructing Malay dance, he continually blurs the rules of the form and transmission.
Norhaizad seeks to subvert the presentation of minority identity, advocating towards the context of post-dance.
HASYIMAH HARITH engages in conversation circles to inform her practice. She rounds up a fearless collective energy to self-soothe and celebrate ‘nafsu’ (lust in Malay). With Malay folk dance training, she questions nature and nurture through the lens of a Malay woman today.
Hasyimah seeks to collaborate with communities and design a pedagogy for Singapore Malay dance that has relevance to contemporary worldly issues. She proposes that transmission of wisdom and values in embodying a form is a change agent in everyday life. Resisting to be a silenced ‘perempuan joget’ (social dancer in Malay), she brings private acts into public space to examine judgement of the female body.
MD HARIZ BAKRI
HARIZ BAKRI aka Har/z is an autodidact digital designer and videographer since 2011. He is a creative enthusiast with a keenness to indulge in the arts industry and contribute to its nurture.
Most of the creative works have been consolidated under a personal freelance brand called Dreambase. Har/z dabbles with the visual part of the mind to conceive strings of marketing materials, creative producing and designs.
Har/z enjoys night drives crooning currently to Hammock and Khalid.