Esplanade Presents

Music | Theatre | Visual Arts

Roots & Reflections: Voices from the Margin

Menaka Gopalan and Ajay Govinda (Singapore)

18 Nov 2022, Fri, 7.15pm & 8.15pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

This event is over.


Here is space, public and private,


material and immaterial,


to belong to, to make yours, to make mine,


to let you in.


Inspired by a conversation between two strangers, Roots & Reflections: Voices from the Margin explores vignettes of one’s identity through memories and encounters shared. Blending poetry, prose, music, visual arts and theatrical elements, this spoken word performance invites you on a journey of self-discovery and finding one’s voice.


Mask-wearing is optional. However, audiences are encouraged to continue to exercise responsibility and caution, such as wearing masks when in crowded places. No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Ajay Govinda

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Ajay Govinda writes, performs and supports creative work whenever he's not at his day job helping the trains run on time. He hosts concerts and poetry slams and is passionate about creating spaces for open and honest conversations through poetry, music and art.

Menaka Gopalan

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Menaka Gopalan is a multi-disciplinary international artist, curator and creative director. Her works have been featured in museums and galleries, large-scale outdoor installations and mural arts, and in theatrical, dance and film productions worldwide. She most recently performed at Esplanade’s eXchAnge, exploring music and live painting. She is currently the Executive Director at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) and enjoys collaborating with artists across genres to break boundaries and build bridges.

Date & Time

18 Nov 2022, Fri


Esplanade Concourse


Esplanade Concourse

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