About Norhaizad Adam

Norhaizad Adam is a Malay dancer, dance artist, and performance maker who was born, raised, and currently living in Singapore. His works are interested in themes of morality and behaviorism in Malay culture within the context of post-colonialism and socio-political change. He reimagines and uses the Malay folk form as a strategy to navigate society’s systemic structures and stereotypes. Currently, he is the Artistic Director of P7:1SMA, a dance performance company that hopes to radically shift the perspective of Malay identity through intimate and innovative performance experiences. He has presented his work in Italy (Venice International Performance Art Week), Australia (Mapping Melbourne), Taipei (Asia Discovers Asia Meeting), France (Paris Summer Academy), Austria (ImPulsTanz), Indonesia (NuArt), and notable events in Singapore. In 2021, he received the National Art Council’s Young Artist Award.