yesterday it rained salt (2019)
19 january, esplanade annexe studio
CAST: kaykay nizam, soultari amin farid
choreographed by norhaizad adam, creative direction by soultari amin farid
DURATION: 60 MINS
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH and malay, WITH SOME MALAY SURTITLES
FRESH FRINGE AT M1 SINGAPORE FRINGE FESTIVAL
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. 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. It premiered at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019 as part of Fresh Fringe.
An early iteration of yesterday it rained salt was presented at Bunker Theatre in London, United Kingdom, in October 2017.
"There is so much to surmount between two people, even if bound by blood, before they can reach each other. Man and his son (father?), too, in the space you created, have entire oceans to cross before they can just, very simply, love without wounding each other.”
TEO XIAO TING, ARTSEQUATOR
“The integrity of the story and level of the performances is fascinating and moving”
Jo Tomalin, Fringe Review UK
“yesterday it rained salt’s magic realist form is an effective one… one can find strange comfort in the stark imagery and surprisingly emotional lilts”
“In many ways, yesterday it rained salt feels reflective of Man himself: an island, enigmatic, complex, fiercely responsive and in flux”
CASIDHE NG, ARTSEQUATOR
Dec 2017: yesterday it rained salt was commissioned by Bhumi Collective and read on 1 December 2017 part of the 2017 Bunkers Without Borders festival at Bunker Theatre, London. It was read by Shaifulbahri Mohamad