About the course
As each of us is engaging in efforts to work with the growing pandemic both individually, in families, communities and globally, we recognize how important it is to stay grounded in our embodied presence. We appreciate practices that can support our basic body-mind synchronization and the connection we feel to our “social bodies.” Even if it is not possible for us to gather in person to learn about and engage in Social Presencing Theater, Arawana Hayashi, Manish Srivastava and Angela Baldini will offer an online course in lieu of the Berlin SPT Basics course.
A “true move” is an action that arises from openness – a space in which our body, mind and environment are synchronized and not at war with one another. Making a “true move” in life is an art form that arises from the natural creativity in each of us. This course offers practices that can support our “true moves,” so necessary right now.
Participants can cultivate personal embodied presence through guided practices that include mindfulness, movement and reflection. Two person “duets” and small group “prototypes” can extend our sense of the social body. And we can engage in “Stuck” practices, using our bodies to work with places where we feel that our own creative energy and resilience are being blocked. Social Presencing Theater can provide a strong ground for sensing into ourselves and into our contexts – trusting our embodied experience of both our present situation and emerging possibilities.
This will lead to fresh insights, an ability to prototype creative ways of moving forward, and the courage to extend kindness and compassion to the systems and communities we care so deeply about. We can all engage in “true moves” that express this care.
Professor Manish Srivastava is a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a full-time clinical professor of real estate finance & investment and the former academic chair and real estate finance program chair of New York University’s Schack Institute o...
Arawana’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 bring...
Angela currently manages several programs hosted by the Presencing Institute, including the Social Presencing Theater, Foundations, and Advanced Foundations programs in Europe. She is also a core member of the U.Lab team, offering assistance to the extended global community. Angela is also a tra...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.