Body as Earth

(she/her/they)

Chloe Calderon Chotrani

is a queer Filipina-Sindhi Singaporean therapist, facilitator, artist, and lover of the earth.

Born in Manila, Philippines (b. 1992), Chloe’s diverse heritage reflects a cross-cultural experience, with paternal Sindhi roots (present-day Pakistan) and maternal roots in the Philippine archipelago.

She responds to the meta-crisis by advocating for ancestral ancient animistic practices through her labor of bridging embodied wisdom to communities.

Her work is rooted in de-conditioning colonialist-capitalist destructive ways of living, by prioritising a politics of care, community creation, and working with and within the Global South.

She works with people who experience the wound of separation between the mind-body-soul, which may come in the forms of chronic stress, anxiety, disease, pain, inflammation, and burn out.

Drawing upon mature experience in world movement arts, complementary medical health, trauma sensitive facilitation, bodywork modalities, and earth-based wisdom.

Having come into therapy as a dancer with former selective mutism, Chloe has a strong kinaesthetic sensibility, allowing her to naturally attune to the unspoken story of the body.

Cultured by personal experiences with severe anxiety, neurodivergence, and volatile environments; Chloe positions herself in service amid collective trauma, working towards liberation for all.

She holds a BA in Arts Management with a Full Dance Scholarship from De La Salle in Manila and a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art from School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Chloe is formally trained as a Somatic Therapist by Body Intelligence, The Embody Lab, Trauma Center, Soma Clinic and Illuma Health. As an indigenous ally, she has worked extensively with the intelligence of plants, and sat in multiple ceremonies with indigenous elders.

She believes that the deeper we can connect to our bodies, the more we can connect to the earth.

(she/her/they)

Chloe Calderon Chotrani

is a queer Filipina-Sindhi Singaporean therapist, facilitator, artist, and lover of the earth.

Born in Manila, Philippines (b. 1992), Chloe’s diverse heritage reflects a cross-cultural experience, with paternal Sindhi roots (present-day Pakistan) and maternal roots in the Philippine archipelago.

She responds to the meta-crisis by advocating for ancestral ancient animistic practices through her labor of bridging embodied wisdom to communities.

Her work is rooted in de-conditioning colonialist-capitalist destructive ways of living, by prioritising a politics of care, community creation, and working with and within the Global South.

She works with people who experience the wound of separation between the mind-body-soul, which may come in the forms of chronic stress, anxiety, disease, pain, inflammation, and burn out.

Drawing upon mature experience in world movement arts, complementary medical health, trauma sensitive facilitation, bodywork modalities, and earth-based wisdom.

Having come into therapy as a dancer with former selective mutism, Chloe has a strong kinaesthetic sensibility, allowing her to naturally attune to the unspoken story of the body.

Cultured by personal experiences with severe anxiety, neurodivergence, and volatile environments; Chloe positions herself in service amid collective trauma, working towards liberation for all.

She holds a BA in Arts Management with a Full Dance Scholarship from De La Salle in Manila and a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art from School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Chloe is formally trained as a Somatic Therapist by Body Intelligence, The Embody Lab, Trauma Center, Soma Clinic and Illuma Health. As an indigenous ally, she has worked extensively with the intelligence of plants, and sat in multiple ceremonies with indigenous elders.

She believes that the deeper we can connect to our bodies, the more we can connect to the earth.

Fields of Study

Study as a way of nourishing the vivid life force that learning offers. A continuum of knowledge teaches how much we don’t know in this life. Current fields of interest – 

  • Embodiment
  • Ecstatic dancing
  • Somatic therapy
  • Trauma aware and informed facilitation
  • Community collaboration
  • Ceremonial facilitation
  • Cross cultural communication
  • Consent and boundaries
  • Anti-imperialism
  • unlearning capitalism
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Narcissistic parental dynamics
  • Programme curation
  • Grant writing
  • Production management
  • Choreography
  • Decolonial narratives
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Subaltern voices
  • Permaculture basics
  • Regenerative farming
  • mysticism
  • craniosacral therapy
  • biodynamics

Accreditations & Certifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, School of Oriental and African Studies
    University Of London, UK 
  • Contemporary Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art
    University College London
    , UK 
  • Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Arts Management, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde
    Manila, Philippines
  • Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Certification, Body Intelligence
  • Reworlding Fellowship, Brave Earth: Centre for Applied Cultural Transition
    Costa Rica
  • Solidarity in Nature Fellowship, NTU-Centre for Contemporary Art,
    Singapore  
  • Trauma Informed Relational Somatics, Soma Clinic
    Singapore
  • Trauma Sensitive Facilitation, Trauma Centre
    Australia
  • Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, The Embody Lab
  • Yoga Teacher Certification YTT200, Yoga Alliance
  • Black Dance Forms: Resistance and Engagement, Ecole Des Sables
    Senegal, West Africa

Clients & Collaborators

corporates, hospitality & collectives

  • Artists of Colour Council, New York
  • Altered States, Singapore
  • AlUla Banyan Tree, Abu Dhabi
  • Arts Equator, Singapore
  • Banyan Tree, Singapore
  • B Supreme, London
  • Channel News Asia, Singapore
  • Chowk, Singapore
  • Evidence Dance Community, New York
  • Gati Dance Forum, New Delhi
  • Movement Research, New York
  • P7:1SMA, Singapore
  • Post-Museum, Singapore
  • Romançon Dance Company, Manila
  • Soma Clinic, Singapore
  • Terra Luna Yoga, Singapore
  • TOPAZ Arts, New York

residencies & festivals

  • Wonderfruit Festival, Thailand
  • Centre 42, Singapore
  • Da:ns Lab, Singapore
  • Dance Nucleus, Singapore
  • Ecole Des Sables, Senegal
  • IdeasCity, New Museum and NTU-CCA, Singapore/New York
  • Mental Health Film Festival, Singapore
  • New Curriculum for Old Questions, NUS Museum, Singapore
  • Objectifs, Singapore
  • Festival, Koh Pangan, Thailand
  • OMI International Collective, Hudson, New York
  • Singapore International Festival of the Arts, Singapore
  • Zürich Theatre Spektakle, Zürich
  • Garden Gathering, Hong Kong

Cultural, Arts Institutions and Foundations

  • Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore
  • De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, Manila
  • Objectifs, Singapore
  • Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay, Singapore
  • Ground-Up Initiative, Singapore
  • National Arts Council, Singapore
  • National Gallery Singapore
  • NTU – Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
  • School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Conferences & Symposiums

  • IdeasCity Fest (Guest curated by IdeasCity, New Museum), NTU-Center for Contemporary Art, Singapore
  • INDENT: The Body & The Performative, Delhi
  • INSIGHT: Science and Psychedelics, Berlin