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BELON by P7:1SMA | Mapping Melbourne Community Day

November 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm


BELON is a dance performance by contemporary dance company P7:1SMA (pronounced: Prisma) from Singapore which explores the equilibrium between traditional conventions and the contemporary. The work seeks to occupy and engage the space of the in between and is embodied by the belon (Malay for balloon). The performance inhabits ambiguous, paradoxical, playful and disruptive states of in-betweenness, as a metaphor for multiplicities.

P7:1SMA invites everyone to exist in this state of in-betweenness with them. Drawn into mystery and wonderment of grey voids in life, they create shared experiences that uses the power of dance to question belief systems and life’s balance. Their collective hope is to uplift the wisdom and worldview of Malay philosophy to the international stage.
This exclusive performance for Mapping Melbourne will be the Australian premier of the work.

P7:1SMA are:
Performers: Syimah Sabtu, Ismail Jemaah, Hasyimah Harith, Muhd Sharul Mohd
Artistic Director and Choreographer: Norhaizad Adam
Company Manager: Hasyimah Harith
Creative & Marketing: Md. Hariz Bakri
Project Manager: Sarah Goh and Nur Hazwany Mohd Razali
Stage Manager: Othman M. Yusof
Sound Designer: Ridwan Ramli

30 Nov (Sat), 3pm – 3.45pm

Testing Grounds
1 City Rd, Southbank
Wheelchair accessible venue.


BELON by P7:1SMA is presented as part of Mapping Melbourne 2019.





Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria and CultureLink Singapore with support from the National Arts Council (Singapore).

Featured image: P7:1SMA. Photo by Joseph Nair.


November 30, 2019
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm