Dialogues on Transforming Society & Self (DoTS) - Episode 8

Jan 15, 2020

Arawana Hayashi is our special guest speaker in the next interactive online dialogue with Otto Scharmer, on the topic "Reshaping Systems Change - Inventing New Social Arts and Awareness-Based Social Technologies".

We are thrilled to announce that Arawana Hayashi, choreographer, performer and educator, will be our next guest speaker for this January episode of our interactive online Dialogue series, hosted by Otto Scharmer. Their conversation will inquire into the potential of social arts to represent, and be part of, the shifts we experience in social fields, to help understand current reality and explore emerging future possibilities.

Episode #8 of DoTS (Dialogues on Transforming Society & Self) on the topic "Reshaping Systems Change - Inventing New Social Arts and Awareness-Based Social Technologies" will take place on: 


Thu 23 Jan 2020 - 10:00-11:15am EST
Book your seat here*

* Update 17 Jan 2020: Please note that all seats got sold out within the first 24 hours of the event being announced and applicants are now going onto the waitlist.



Arawana Hayhashi'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 dance career ranges from directing an interracial street dance company formed by the Boston Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs in the aftermath of the 1968 murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, to being one of the foremost performers of Japanese Court Dance, bugaku, in the US. She has been Co-Director of the Dance Program at Naropa University, Boulder, CO; and founder-director of two contemporary dance companies in Cambridge. MA. She continues to perform in a multi-disciplinary performance ensemble, originating out of Naropa University and the ALIA Institute, where she currently teaches in leadership programs.

Arawana is an acharya (senior teacher) in Shambhala – a global network of meditation centers dedicated to applying mindfulness to “creating enlightened society.” She teaches both meditation and art based on bringing out the basic goodness of individuals, of relationships and of society.

You can find more information on previous episodes of the Dialogues on Transforming Society & Self on this page.

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