In relation to the latest MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that was conducted by Presencing Institute, some instructional videos were made that tries to capture the essence of Social Presencing Theater. There is also a new dialogue between Arawana Hayashi and Otto Scharmer. Links to all the videos can be found here.
|Lehigh Valley Family Medicine 2012
Arawana Hayashi and Penny Williamson worked with a small group of faculty, residents and administrative staff of Lehigh Valley Family and Community Medicine Program to create and offer a 20 minute Social Presencing Theater as the catalyst for reflection and community dialogue. The focus of the SPT was to mirror the lived experience of 5 years of instituting an innovative curriculum for training Family Medicine Residents. In addition to the live performance, the filmed SPT has been shown in various internal and external settings and led to ongoing conversations and discernment about lessons learned and ways forward.
|Theory U by Arawana|
|4 Levels of Listening|
|Global Presencing Forum Berlin 2012 – Embodiment at Tables|
|Capacity Works: Exploring Possibilities with Social Presencing Theater at Job Path
Arawana Hayashi and Beth Mount brought Social Presencing Theater (SPT) to Job Path, an innovative New York City social justice agency, which fosters “lives of distinction” for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and support workers. Beth felt that the Social Presencing Theater arts-based method could include the voices of people with disabilities at Job Path in a way that would deepen the collective sense of current reality for the people who work in this field. This would create a reflective and creative space for fresh ideas and meaningful conversations to emerge, and this would result in powerful changes for individual people, for their organizations and for the system in which they are working.
|Videos from ALIA Institute Program Netherlands January 2010
These videos were taken at the ALIA Institute program in the Netherlands in January 2010. They are improvised, interdisciplinary performanceswith musician, Jerry Granelli, and visual artist/ calligrapher, Barbara Bash, and myself. They are informed by the principles of Shambhala art and are celebrations of the brilliance of the present moment. We are influenced by this quote from Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, “If it comes out of nothingness, whatever you do it natural, and that is true activity.” That is our practice as artists, and we bring that artistic process to the Theory U change work to create the Social Presencing Theater.