InterPlay World News
First Ever International Day of InterPlay Rocks
Saturday October 24, 2015 was the first-ever International Day of InterPlay as we closed out our 25th year celebration. We had over 250 people at 16 different locations all playing together live, connected by video conferencing.
Some folks in attendance had been InterPlaying for all 25 years, others had never done InterPlay before that morning. We got to dance and sing and play together as a whole InterPlay movement. s
We honored Spirit of InterPlay Awardees from around the country. Check out a slideshow of some of these inspiring folks.
And we heard from some of the newest members of our team: Coke Tani, Leaders of Color Liaison, Agnotti Cowie, Millennials Liaison, and Harriet Platts, Life Practice Program Coordinator, as they offered their wisdom and vision for how they will be encouraging InterPlay in all sorts of wonderful communities.
We are still waiting to hear back from some of the local events, but so far, we have received gifts and pledges totaling over $70,000 to help train leaders and support the spread of InterPlay. Nice work everyone! It will be exciting to see the blooming of new InterPlay leaders around the country!
One of our goals was to add 25 new people to the Giving Wings Society—folks who commit at least $40 a month for five years. We are well on our way to meeting that goal. Check out the list of new Giving Wings Society members here…
A deep bow of gratitude and celebration for the regional Creative Directors, the people in each of those 16 locations who coordinated all the logistics for their gatherings and helped make this day possible.
And thank you to one and all who participated on that day!
Millennials Immerse Themselves in InterPlay in Toronto
In March of 2015, InterPlay leaders Rehana Tejpar and Agnotti Cowie organized the first ever InterPlay Art and Social Change Weekend Untensive in Toronto, Canada.
Both leaders had participated in one of the summer Art & Social Change Programs in Oakland and Agnotti has recently been chosen to be the first Millennial Coordinator for InterPlay world-wide. Nine millennial artists, activists, educators, community organizers, healers, facilitators, and lifelong learners took part in the Toronto weekend.
“We made magic! People came with courage in the face of fear, trust in the face of distrust and openness in the face of cynicism. What unfolded was deep, beautiful connection.
“Whilst many participants attending had prior movement experience, it was noticed time and time again, the power of the InterPlay forms to bring us back to the body, to the moment, and trusting what comes. People shared that the InterPlay tools and forms—especially exformation, witnessing and the walkabout—were transformative practices to carry forward in their lives. What felt wonderful and affirming was the trust and compassion people shared, creating a space where it was safe enough to be vulnerable, to be ourselves. It was indeed, sacred.”
This was the launch of InterPlay in Toronto and the beginning of a bi-monthly playgroup on Sundays from 2:30–4 pm at DANZon Studio and Arts Centre (2480 Dundas St W.) For more information, please email Rehana.
Free InterPlay Sample! Every First Sunday
Every first Sunday of the month, we offer an InterPlay Free Sample. The next one is on Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 2:00-3:15 pm in Oakland.
A free and easy “welcome” to InterPlay! Come for a sample of InterPlay’s passionate, effective approach to changing the world! Easy, fun, life-changing! Learn about the latest and greatest developments in InterPlay and find out why InterPlay has spread around the world.
2273 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
A few blocks from the Oakland 19th St. BART station.
Read why it might be important to give free rein to your right brain!
Read more about a wide variety of InterPlay-related topics on one of the three InterPlay blogs.
Items by Phil Porter about basic InterPlay wisdom for both individuals and groups.
Each week, Cynthia Winton-Henry creates a virtual InterPlay experience including stories, music, video, poetry and suggestions for simple dances. Get your InterPlay “fix” even if you can’t make it to a class.
Each Monday, Cynthia shares observations and ideas in emails she sends to core members of the InterPlay community. This blog is a collection of those emails.