We are back with Social Presencing Theater Sessions in Berlin. We plan to practice three times over the next months outdoors in Treptower Park.
19th of June
15th of July
About Social Presencing Theater (SPT)
SPT is an art form and “social technique” that combines body awareness with group intelligence and brings social change together with creative expression. SPT expands perception to a social fabric by directing our consciousness from the action to the body and its deep knowledge.
An essential concept in Social Presencing Theater is the so called „Ma“, the space between. We describe it, i.e. like a drinking glass: what you see from a glass is the part that bursts when it falls down, but what makes a glass is the empty space between. Or like a door: you see the frame, but the empty space between is what actually matters. Between humans it’s the way of relating and communicating, what is said „between the lines“. It’s what is hard to describe and actually matters.
In SPT we experience Ma and what can emerge from it through simple awareness based body exercises and more advanced constellations of systems. The effect of letting things be generated from Ma, is that it leads you to what wants naturally to happen, not what you think should happen. You start to listen to and learn from your stucks situations in life by noticing your body in the present moment and in relation to others. In that way things can fall naturally into place, without hard thinking. Practiced in organization and social movements, it can help more constructive collective things to happen, without developing strategic plans top down or in core.
More about the origins of the art form in an interview with founder Arawana Hayashi in the Video here and on the web. SPT is part of Theory U, a world wide practice and meta-framework for social transformation and innovation. It has been developed at the Presencing Institute at the MIT and is reaching thousands through a Massiven Open Online Courses and other programs.