Studio Lotusroot invites you to join us in rounding off the year, with an evening of stillness and respite.

Amidst the current season of grief and injustice, it is evermore urgent to pay attention to the subsurface: to listen to feelings of somatic disturbance and disembodiment.

The Studio extends space for us to come together through spoken word, vocal activation and an immersive guided movement session to collectively tend to deeper seated, inarticulate stickiness; to echolocate, return to, and reconnect with our body-sponge. Activating the subsurface, what speaks beneath the surface of our skins?

18:00 Doors Open

18:30–19:00: Container mapping + a poetic tapestry with Isabella Yasmin Kajiwara

19:00–19:20: Collective vocal activation with Valeria Radchenko

From 19:20: Immersive guided community session with Chantel Foo (Studio Lotusroot) and Lucinda Chua, with live soundscape on cello.

Though all are welcome, the studio particularly wishes to hold space for those who have used their voices and bodies for action, as well as facilitators of care who have yet to replenish themselves. The evening is a reminder that we cannot pour from an empty cup, and we will be rooting into energies of gentleness, slowness, joy, playfulness, and togetherness. No movement or vocal experience necessary.

Please note: Studio Lotusroot is an East-Asian, queer & neurodivergent led space, which centres QTBIPOC, neurodiverse and disabled folx. Please be mindful of the politics of the space you are entering; anyone exhibiting unwelcome behaviour at odds with the values of the Studio and its community, will be asked to leave.

Unfortunately the venue is not accessible– please contact us to discuss any accommodations needed; we will do our best to facilitate.