Guided by the images that well up from within the body, artistic expressions such as acting, singing or dancing, evoke a new awareness of oneself. This self-awareness eventually gives us self-confidence, while at the same time, fostering tolerance for diversity of others.
The practice of "Theatrework," which applies art therapy, contemplative learning, embodied knowledge education, and theater, is currently being implemented in higher education, company leadership programs, and alternative communities around Japan. This session aims to explore the phenomenon of consciousness transformation through artistic expression of embodied knowledge by discussing individual
life story, somatic sensation and perception, imagination and creative process that occur in Theatrework.