yesterday, it rained salt...
Creative Director & Perfomer
Annexe Theatre , Esplanade Theatres by the Bay
Goodbyes are rarely good. And memories can be tricky things.
Azman returns to his island home only to be greeted by new sights and vanishing landmarks. Nothing seems familiar, until it starts to rain.
Written by Nabilah Said and choreographed by Norhaizad Adam, yesterday it rained salt combines text, dance and performance to explore the violence of departure and return, the comfort one can find in memory and rituals, and the relationships that men have.
An early iteration of yesterday it rained salt was presented at Bunker Theatre in London, United Kingdom, in October 2017.
RELATION TO THEME OF FRINGE
Water is a source of life and death, as well as the in-between. It is a site of spirituality, of connection and disconnection. The men in Azman’s family were once fishermen who lived by the tides of the ocean. It is this same sea that Azman crosses to leave his home. But it also brings him back, as per the Malay proverb, “Air dicincang tiada putus”, or “Chopped water is never broken”. What this infers is what while many things may change a person or a place, some bonds remain unshakeable.
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Presented as Double Bill, Commissioned by Centre 42 (SG) & Five Arts Centre (M'sia)