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Episode 189

Social Presencing Theatre

In this conversation with choreographer and performer Arawana Hayashi we explore the dynamic transformational possibilities of social presencing theatre; bringing experience into expression, moving as a social body, harnessing social presence and speaking in shapes.

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In this podcast we talk about:

03:00 Early days of exploring cocreation
08:30 Bringing experience into expression
15:00 The invitation of stuck places
19:00 Moving as a social body
23:30 Receiving information from the field
32:00 Finding the essence through social presence
36:30 The confidence to step forward
41:30 Facilitating body-mind coherence
45:00 Coherence with our environment
51:00 The two-way street of coaching
54:30 Speaking in shapes
1:00:30 Open mind practice and fear
1:04:30 The rhythm of rest and movement

Resources Mentioned:
Otto Scharmer
Peter Senge
Social presencing theater, by Arawana Hayashi

About Arawana

Arawana Hayashi
Arawana Hayashi

Arawana Hayashi’s pioneering work as a choreographer, performer and educator is deeply sourced in collaborative improvisation. She currently heads the creation of Social Presencing Theater (SPT) for the Presencing Institute. Working with Otto Scharmer and colleagues at the Presencing Institute, she brings her background in the arts, meditation and social justice to creating “social presencing” that makes visible both current reality and emerging future possibilities. Her recent book, Social Presencing Theatre is available now.


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