Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide Programs

Playing for Peace - Summer Play Australia 2012

Australian Summer Untensive Program January 2012
Trish Fairley, Hazel Lobo, Martin Kelly, Peter Lee, Rod Pattenden, Mark Seton, Trish Watts, and Cynthia Winton-Henry

Sydney, NSW

Summer Play will be held in January 2012 in SYDNEY - Wed 18th to Fri 20th, CANBERRA - Sat 21st to Mon 23rd, and ADELAIDE - Wed 25th to Sat 28th.

InterPlay Australia is thrilled to welcome Cynthia Winton-Henry as lead facilitator of our Summer Untensives to be held in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide this January. Summer Play January workshops will provide space for learning to unlock the power and wisdom within your own body. There will also be incredible opportunities to hear first-hand about the peace and justice focussed play taking place throughout the InterPlay movement internationally. Hazel Fernandes from InterPlay India will be visiting to learn and to play with people who share her concern about the poverty and marginalisation that is the root cause of much of the violence in our world. She and other InterPlay leaders have been witness to amazing transformations taking place particularly in poor rural communities and city based slums in places such as Mumbai in India. Part-time registrations, early bird discount, and concession prices are available. InterPlay Australia: Play, create, renew - live life with ease! For more information and or to register visit

Cost: Between $350-500 per person full price (concessions available)

Registration/Information: For more information and / or to register go to:



Sydney, NSW
Trish Fairley
Hazel Lobo

Hazel is an artist, activist whose passion is to create safe and nourishing spaces. PLAY continues to be an integral part in her work on gender, sexuality and restorative justice. Playing with communities at the margins in India have continued to give her the courage to show up and lead play in different spaces and context with the common desire to belong to community.

Martin Kelly
Rod Pattenden
Rod Pattenden is a restless improviser and experimenter with forms, founder of InterPlay Sydney Australia. Rod is an artist, art historian, and educational facilitator interested in the connection between spirituality and the arts. He has written and lectured widely on these aspects of the arts and creativity in Australia and overseas. He is Coordinator of the Institute for Theology and the Arts and a member of the Blake Society for Religious Art. He has particular strengths in the areas of the visual arts, performance skills, movement and exploring the processes of creativity. Rod has a BA Visual Arts (arts practice), M Phil (art history), M Theol (hons), and Dip Ed.
Mark Seton
Mark is a performer, writer, dramaturge, and lecturer in the performing arts and screen studies. He has also worked as a writer, director, video and sound editor in corporate and educational video production. He has been a member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Australian College of Theology since 2000. His special interests are creating performing arts training practices that are both ethical and sustainable, and, facilitating conversations in organisations that can nurture creativity and innovation. As a 2009 Churchill Fellowship recipient, he has returned from a study tour of performance training in the UK and is working to promote psychological and emotional well-being of actors both in training and in the workplace in Australia. He has co-designed a course on Teaching Creative Practice for the Australian Film TV and Radio School which incorporates many InterPlay forms. He has a BA (Majors in Theatre and Philosophy), Grad. Dip. in Arts by Research (Theatre) and a PhD in Performance Studies.
Trish Watts
Trish Watts A singer, songwriter, educator and community choir director, with over 40 years experience as a performer, animator and creative arts facilitator in Australia and overseas. Co-founder of InterPlay Australia, she has completed studies in Voice Movement Therapy in the US. Trish has published over 10 collections of original music. She offers workshops and retreats in singing, creativity, spirituality and body wisdom. For more info see the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy, InterPlay Australia Association, and in the US:
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, Chasing the Dance of Life: A Faith Journey, and The Art of Ensoulment: A Playbook on How to Create From Body and Soul.. Check out her writing, The Dancing Center, on Substack, her Hidden Monastery Online Dance Chapels and courses for those seeking spiritual intelligence for our time at

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