Infinite Hearts One Soul, shares a story about knowledge and power. With great knowledge comes great power. Sometimes great power brings along great fear, the fear of losing power. The same fear that makes you never want to let go. So, be thrilled in a classic storyline with a rare combination of visual arts and melodic vocals coupled with hypnotic sounds from traditional instruments performed live to interpret expressive and evocative movements, bearing established local dance-choreographer Osman Hamid’s signature.
An old Malay saying goes, “When you have money buy gold. Sell the gold, buy diamond. Sell the diamond, buy gemstone. Sell the gemstone, buy knowledge.” Even in the olden days, the Malays have always regarded knowledge as the highest form of wealth. There was also a time when success meant a fine balance between spiritual and material progress, in that order. Where cultural values, norms, etiquette and ethics were prime pillars in describing the characteristic of the community. The analogy of the padi stalk, humbly bowing as it ripens teaches us humility - the key that opens many locked doors especially when it comes to gaining knowledge and power.
This production hopes to interest and entice Singapore’s young visual artists (VA) to enjoy the creative collaboration of installation art with dance and music particularly VA’s who have not had a chance to attend a dance production. The production also brings forth established ethnic musician Anggara Satriya from Pekanbaru Indonesia and local budding visual artist and sculpturist Syamil Dasuki Osman.