Renungan mata mencermin diri,
Ikhlasnya dari jantung ke hati.
Hulur tangan bisikan naluri,
Maaf zahir dan batin kembali.
This performance embodied stories from elders from the Malay-Muslim community. As we approach our last breath, this is a collective gesture to reflect on actions and inactions in our relationships.
Seniors are the epitome of wisdom. As such, we learn to make meaning of different life experiences and challenges of physical mobility in old age. Dance company, P7:1SMA (Prisma) engaged weekly with a group of elders from Montfort Care – GoodLife! Bedok which entailed the mutual sharing of stories about asking for forgiveness, letting go of regrets and accepting loss.
Central to respecting the processual nature of life, it was hoped that social change was possible through this performance. The time together with the community elders was a gift to reflect on our quality of life in this temporary world.