Ria Soemardjo
Musician & Sound Design

Ria is a Melbourne based musician with a passion for collaborating with artists across diverse range of genres and artforms. Her  distinct, haunting vocal style reflects her Australian/Indonesian cultural heritage and she draws on her fascination for Indonesian musical traditions in her song writing and collaborative projects.



Charlotte Roberts
Musician & Sound Design

Charlotte Roberts is a vocal artist, composer, musician and the originator and facilitator of The Musical Body process. Based in the Macedon Ranges; she has led a variety of groups exploring the connections between voice, nature, body, breath, movement, rhythm, sound, music, improvisation and imagination since 2003. Charlotte is a co-creator of ‘Murmuring Walk’ and has released the albums ‘Stay in Your Power’ and ‘Incantations’, along with performing ‘Vocal Digs’ at La Mama Theatre.


Kim Sargent-Wishart
Movement Consultant & Artist

Kim is an artist, researcher, educator and writer specializing in somatic education and creative practice. She is a Certified Practitioner and Teacher of Body-Mind Centering® and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist (ISMETA) with a PhD in Performance Studies. Her arts practice is influenced by Miksang contemplative photography, dance/movement improvisation, and an interest in everyday beauty. Kim is the Administrative Director of Somatic Education Australasia (SEA). Co-editor of The Art of Embodiment (2021), she has published work in the dialogue between somatics, creative practice and philosophy.



Amy Matthews
Baby Movement & Engagement Consultant

Amy, BMC Teacher, IDME, CMA, RSMT/RSME has been teaching workshops and courses in the US and internationally since 1994. She is a Certified Body-Mind Centering® Teacher, an Infant Developmental Movement Educator, a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, and a movement therapist and yoga teacher.

Amy is the Program Director of Sonder Movement Project, which offers the Somatic Movement Educator and Infant Developmental Movement Educator programs for the School of Body-Mind Centering, and is the co-founder and co-director, with Sarah Barnaby, of Babies Project in NYC – an in-person and online space dedicated to developmental movement for babies, toddlers, adults and elders.

Amy taught with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen in Berkeley CA, and was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for 10 years. She also co-authored with Leslie Kaminoff the book Yoga Anatomy.



Bronwyn Pringle
Lighting Designer

Bronwyn works with light, designing in venues that include La Mama, Arts Centre Melbourne, a warehouse in Buenos Aires, and a woolshed in Glencoe, with companies such as Pop up Playground, ArtPlay, MTC, Australian Theatre of the Deaf and more. Bronwyn received the 2020 Green Room Award for Technical achievement. She has also received Green Room Awards for alias Grace (Malthouse Theatre) and Letters from Animals (Here Theatre/SRWT), and two Melbourne Fringe Design Collaboration awards.






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We acknowledge the first storytellers - the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We specifically acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation on which In Your Arms was conceived and developed. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. 
Sovereignty was never ceded.