'Sneaky Deep' International playtime! Playing together across the distances

InterPlay Europe Zoomin' - Neuroplasticity & InterPlay!

2nd TUESDAYS of the month through December 2023
Mairi Campbell, Meg MacLeod, Gabriele Panning, Annegret Zander, Sophie Schultze-Allen, Masankho Banda, Outi Ruohola, Bernhard Staudt, Bobbie Stormont, Phil Porter, Bart Durand, Carina Dengler, Xandra van Hooff, and Ruth Schowalter


18..45 Amsterdam. 9.45am Pacific time. 12.45pm USA EST.

In this November's Europe Zoomin Carina and Meg will share a fun brain retraining technique called A.I.R. that is based on neuroplasticity research findings of the last 25 years. It's a playful way to deal with those pesky, complaining thoughts that can sometimes poke at us.

Open to everyone!

This series will end as an ongoing event December 2023. Stay tuned for one-off events. All events are led by European InterPlay leaders or emerging leaders.
So far we've had folks from Scotland, South Africa, England, Germany, Malawi, the USA, Netherlands and Finland. People are often surprised at how lighthearted and deep one can go with InterPlay online. Here are some people's comments after our Europe Zoomin' Gatherings

"Feels really connecting. She’s in her house, I’m in my house and we’re all in this together."

"It was great fun, very funny."

"It was magical space …. a healing experience."

The 2nd Tuesday of each month through December 2023
/18.45 CET // 17.45 UK // 12.45pm EST-USA // 9.45am PST-USA

Come in a few minutes early to make sure you can be seen and heard, etc.
Close other programs on your computer before logging in, it'll be a less glitchy.
Set up computer so a light is in front, not behind you
When you're not speaking, put your microphone on mute

If you are using Zoom for the first time, allow a few minutes beforehand to download zoom if needed and to follow instructions.

Cost: Donations of 5 - 20 are welcome to support the leader. No turned away for lack of funds.

Registration/Information: For info or to receive the zoom link, email breathe4ease AT outlook DOT com


Online Ongoing Classes & Groups

Mairi Campbell
I'm a musician, performer and facilitator based in Scotland. I make concerts and music theatre shows - the latest is called 'Mairi Campbell - Pulse'. I first came across InterPlay on a recommendation and realised it was doing exactly what I wanted to be doing! I wanted to see how it would translate into Scottish culture so organised many InterPlay events in Scotland mainly and invited leaders from the US and Europe. I became a certified leader in 2016. I have found interplay very helpful both professionally and personally.
Meg MacLeod

Meg MacLeod has been leading InterPlay classes and workshops since 1998: in the USA, the Netherlands, Scotland, Germany and Switzerland – in on-going classes, school teachers trainings, camp counselors, university dance and drama students, and at birthdays community celebrations and conferences. She has directed and performed in numerous choreographed and InterPlay (improvisational) concerts.

Some of her main influencers are the Work of Byron Kate, her 12-step recovery and Arnold Mindell's ideas on quantum physics, the Tao and the Dreaming body.

Earlier years.
As school teacher, she regularly directed performances starring the children or brought her musician friends to her school to perform for the kids. In the mid- late-80s as an artist-in-residence, she developed and solo-performed five interactive concerts using music, stories and dance/movement to teach social studies and ecology in 24 US states, Germany and the UK.

As a community activist for Walkable Communities in the 90s she produced several highly successful conferences and two organizations until becoming physically and emotionally 'burned-out'. She credits recovery of her senses and health to InterPlay and other systems and loves to share the playfulness and trust in her intuition and in life she has recovered.
Current passions are music and song-writing, InterPlaying and becoming more fluent in the Dutch language.
Gabriele Panning
Annegret Zander
Annegret got into InterPlay in 1992 as an international student of "Dance and Theology" at PSR, Berkeley, CA. Four years later she was one of the early InterPlay leaders, played ever since. As a Lutheran minister she works in adult education near Frankfurt with focus on people 50 plus. She learned that even ladies in their 80s love a handdance once in a while. One of her favorite forms: fake opera and fake languages with her daughter. She is also a Playing Artist, playing with cross media performance in church (very low-tech) Annegret Zander lernte InterPlay in einem Auslandsjahr in 1992 kennen, ist seit 1996 InterPlay Leader und nutzt die Formen und Prinzipien in ihrer Arbeit als Fachreferentin der Fachstelle Zweite Lebenshälfte in Hanau, Naehe Frankfurt, Pfarrerin, Seelsorgerin, Playing Artist mit Schwerpunkt low rech cross media performance - und das am liebsten als Andacht...
Sophie Schultze-Allen
Sophie Spiral Schultze-Allen (they/them) is a dance researcher for embodied climate justice in Berlin. Sophie uses InterPlay to explore ways in which we can deepen our connection to Earth and build reciprocal, regenerative relationships through unlocking the wisdom already present in our Earth bodies. Sophie became a certified InterPlay leader in 2017 after completing the Arts & Social Change for Millennial Leaders training. They recently completed a Masters in Dance Studies and are now pursuing a PhD investigating Dance and Climate Justice at the Free University Berlin. Anything is possible in the world of improvisation: Every moment becomes a fertile seed capable of shifting the path of humanity. With an open heart, Sophie invites others to build their resiliency to lead with love and compassion through embodied, creative play.
Masankho Banda

Masankho is a multi - disciplinary Performing Artist, Certified InterPlay Leader, Educator and PeaceBuilder. He brings many unique perspectives to his work around the world. He learned the fine arts of storytelling and dance from his Malawian culture spending many long days and nights listening to stories and dancing to music that captivated his mind, shaped his being, nourished his soul and strengthened his spirit. Using performing arts Masankho motivates and inspires people of all ages to work together to bring about peace, social justice and cultural understanding. In 1997, he started UCanDanc—African Healing Arts to bring his passion for dance and storytelling to communities around the world. Masankho has been a Certified InterPlay Leader since 1999.

Masankho can also be reached at these phone numbers: +265 99 255 5338 or 88 113 8655 (available on Whatsapp / FaceTime)

Also: Skype : kamsisi
Facebook / Twitter: storytelling4u

Outi Ruohola
Bernhard Staudt
Bernhard Staudt offers InterPlay, theater courses and events for children, teenagers and adults. I give courses in the areas of: Movement theater, creativity development, team development, communication, Play training, for example for leisure group leaders, and singing circles. You can find more information here: bewegen-spielen-erfahren.de Experience and adventure offers are another mainstay, You can find out more about outdoor events here: impulse-in-der-natur.de I have been working as a freelancer for 13 years. Among other things, I am a freelance actor. In 2015, I founded "theater herzstück" and offer high-quality, entertaining plays for children and adults. www.theater-hersztueck.de Bernhard Staudt bietet InterPlay, Theaterkurse und Veranstaltungen für Kinder, Jugendliche und Erwachsene an. Ich gebe Kurse in den Bereichen: Bewegungstheater, Kreativitätsentwicklung, Teamentwicklung, Kommunikation, Spieltraining, zum Beispiel für Freizeitgruppenleiter, und Singkreise. Mehr informationen findest Du hier: bewegen-spielen-erfahren.de Ein weiteres Standbein sind Erlebnis- und Abenteuer-Angebote, Mehr über die Outdoor-Events findest Du hier: impulse-in-der-natur.de Ich bin seit 13 Jahren freiberuflich tätig. Unter anderem bin ich freischaffender Schauspieler. Im Jahr 2015 gründete ich das "theater herzstück" und biete hochwertige, unterhaltsame Theaterstücke für Kinder und Erwachsene an. www.theater-hersztueck.de
Bobbie Stormont
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.
Bart Durand
Bart is a certified InterPlay© leader and a longtime improvisation theater player and trainer. He is a member of “Theater Sprook” Playback theater group and is a trainer of circus and theater for kids (under 12) at schools. Bart lives in Deventer in The Netherlands and is also a father of two adult kids, husband, and a professional Bubble Blowing Artist. He has the heart of a Clown and loves to invite people to remember their own playfulness.
Carina Dengler
Xandra van Hooff
Xandra believes we all have an innate capacity for creativity, engagement and connection. The paradox is only that we are less able to access it when we experience stress (or actively try to reduce it). We can reconnect with it when we deeply rely on inner wisdom and innate resilience. That’s where Interplay comes in. After years of searching for methods to use theater-techniques (like she learned as an improv & clown teacher) in professional development, she discovered Interplay and felt instantly how profound this practice was. Without hesitation she started her leaders journey. Xandra is a graduate of the Europe InterPlay Life Practice program and a Certified InterPlay leader.
Ruth Schowalter
Ruth Schowalter, visionary folk artist, communications educator, and creativity coach, co-founded InterPlay Sustaining International Sisters (SIS) with Canan Arikan in 2018. In 2019, SIS began Online Global SIS to offer InterPlay to women worldwide. In 2020, InterPlay SIS became a 501c3 with the Body Wisdom Office. As a certified InterPlay Leader and Life Practice Program Leader, Ruth is dedicated to bringing together women from diverse backgrounds (geographical, cultural, spiritual, racial, educational, and generational) through play. Within InterPlay, she found the structure to connect women in ways that support them and allows them to share, learn, and inspire one another. Ruth has an M.S. in Applied Linguistics and ESL and taught international students English communication at the university level for 30 plus years, applying InterPlay to her instruction since 2012. She found that InterPlay transformed her language classroom into a community of enlivened and engaged learners. She also brings her expertise to scientists and professionals in workshops, offering them fun new ways to communicate their research and ideas in public presentations. As an artist, Ruth stays engaged in the creative process and established the The Daily Creative Practice Group a decade ago on Facebook to insure that her own art, dreams, and creative ideas get priority while supporting others creative engagement. She is in her fourth year of offering a weekly Dance Chapel through Cynthia Winton-Henry's Hidden Monastery where she leads participants to blend movement, prayer, and making marks. In 2022, Ruth co-led a monthly Ensoulment Creativity Studio with Cynthia Winton-Henry. She exhibits her visionary work both online and offline. Once called a “sophisticated primitive” artist, her colorful figurative paintings and drawings express her inner world both from dreams and psychological meanderings. She lives in Decatur with her author husband, Anthony J. Martin and two cats, Tao and Sapelo.

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