Accepting applications for July 2018 NOW!

Art & Social Change: InterPlay for Millennial Leaders

An active, creative approach to unlock the wisdom of the body for our times.
Phil Porter, Cynthia Winton-Henry, Agnotti Cowie, Soyinka Rahim, and Natalie Abdou

Oakland, CA

July 9–20, 2018 • Monday–Friday • 9 am–5 pm & some evenings

If you are between the ages of 18 and 40, this life-changing program not only gives you an in-depth experience of InterPlay's "active, creative" way of building artistic skill, leadership ability and strong community, you come away with a new level of body wisdom for your own life.

InterPlay's Millennial leaders, guest teachers and founders will prepare you to lead the creative, embodied InterPlay tools and techniques being used successfully around the world in peacemaking, prisons, classrooms, theaters, homes, places of worship, health care and healing work. These tools work in one to one and group processes, and in presentation and performances at any scale.

Come explore ways to help people play with personal and societal challenges while staying in touch with joy and connection. Plus you'll get to visit the Bay Area's redwoods, witness social change at work, and experience the Bay Area's robust diversity. You'll get incredible support for your path and make some wonderful new friends.

You'll learn to listen to and tell stories that honor the wisdom of the body in ways that are direct, personal, and transformational. When we do this using the arts, freedom, truth, and power get unlocked. Hope rises.

In addition, graduates are supported following the program to share leadership within the InterPlay community and beyond.

The program takes place Monday through Friday over two weeks with some evening programming including a concert by the InterPlay performing company "WING IT!"

Download the brochure with the full details.

Download the Tuition Proposal. Financial assistance is available. Email InterPlay's Millennial Liaison Agnotti Cowie for an informational interview.

APPLICATION DATES
Deadline for application June 1
Send in registration materials and set up informational interview before June 1
Confirm attendance (once accepted) by June 8
Once accepted send $200 deposit by June 8
First installment or total due July 29
Training July 9–20, 2018, Graduation Thursday 7 pm, July 19
Program ends at noon July 20

Cost: $1400. Financial assistance and limited homestay options available

Registration/Information: For more information email agnotti@interplay.org

Venue

InterPlayce

2273 Telegraph Avenue (at 23rd St.)
Oakland, CA 94612
InterPlayce is the center of the InterPlay universe. The offices for Body Wisdom, Inc. are also located here. The building is at the corner of 23rd and Telegraph, one block north of West Grand. It is just a few blocks from the 19th Street Downtown Oakland BART station, and on several convenient bus lines. On-street parking is always available at night and metered during the day. It is also easily accessible by several of the major freeways. Click here for a map.
Leaders
Phil Porter
Phil is one of the founders of InterPlay. He is a teacher, performer, writer, and organizer. With Cynthia Winton-Henry he is the co-founder of WING IT! Performance Ensemble, and has written several books, some in collaboration with Cynthia, including Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last and The Slightly Mad Rantings of a Body Intellectual Part One. Phil is particularly interested in the use of InterPlay in organizational life, and believes that InterPlay can be a powerful tool to create communities of diversity and peace.
Cynthia Winton-Henry
Cynthia Winton-Henry, co-founder of InterPlay with Phil Porter, has researched "what the body wants" in the arts, in jails, shelters, slums, hospitals, churches, businesses, classrooms, doctoral programs in theology and the arts, and in multicultural education. She develops somatic curriculums to address racism, leadership for the Earth, and spiritual intelligence with an eye to supporting millennials. A featured speaker on the Body Intelligence Summit and a keynoter at conferences, Cynthia is the author of What the Body Wants, Having It All: Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit Together Again at Last, Dance: A Sacred Art: Discovering the Joy of Movement as Spiritual Practice, and Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey,. Currently writing on Body Wisdom and Social Justice and on "Ensoulment," she coaches leaders seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at cynthiawinton-henry.com.
Agnotti Cowie
Agnotti Cowie attended the first ever “Art & Social Change: InterPlay for Millennial Leaders” in 2010. Since, she joined InterPlay’s national board as well as becoming a certified InterPlay leader. For the past two years, she returned to Oakland as a facilitator of the Art and Social Change training. Agnotti facilitates workshops worldwide employing a variety of pedagogical techniques such as InterPlay, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Devising. Currently she is based in Chicago where she does workshops in schools, organizations and with social movements. Recently, she has taken her work around the globe teaching workshops in Vietnam, India, and Germany.
Soyinka Rahim
Soyinka Rahim, founder and director of OurThing Arts Company and BIBOLOVE, is a Certified InterPlay Leader. Soyinka has a long history as a member of the Bay Area's most renowned modern and ethnic dance companies. Her work taps into the power of sound and vibration to create peace and happiness for all humanity. In addition, she created the original, acclaimed Dance Play "An Alter Piece to Alter Peace,” and has worked with passion for intergenerational community in schools and community centers all over the West Coast and U.S. Her work as a conference weaver and workshop leader includes Race Forward, National Association for Independent Schools Teachers of Color, Boys and Girls Clubs, Spiritual Directors International, and the Parliament of World Religions.
Natalie Abdou
Interplay Bio I have been on a life-long journey of curiosity and creativity, and have spent the last 10+ years connecting and collaborating with diverse communities, in North America and the Middle East, by co-creating learning environments that are founded upon shared values of diversity, love, respect and self-empowerment - embracing a vision of solidarity, social justice and change from the inside-out. I weave in elements of embodied wisdom, Theatre of the Oppressed and other visual/movement/story arts into my practice and see/feel the arts as portals for personal and collective transformation, providing space for our souls to dance, breathe, heal and unleash the deep wisdom that resides within. That is why my heart exploded with resonance and childlike joy when I came into connection with Interplay in 2015 - since then I have had the gift of mentorship and leadership within the Arts & Social Change program, of mentoring alongside Cathy Ann in the Life Practice Program, and co-creating with Interplay POC community as we explore and better understand the ways in which this diverse unique group body plays. I feel deep gratitude for the way in which Interplay has danced its way into my life bringing with it so many quirks and magic.

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