Especially for InterPlayers in the Eastern Hemishere!

4th Side-by-Side International Gathering (April 2023)

Thriving Playfully, Co-generating in Radical Times
Vibhuti Aggarwal, Ermina Bailon, Masankho Banda, Pemra Kahraman, Sukhmani Kohli, Meg MacLeod, Sophie Schultze-Allen, and Trish Watts


Fri-Sun, April 21-23, 2023 • Times listed below

Big changes worldwide are impacting people, animals, plants and the planet. In these uncertain times are InterPlay practices even relevant? 

You are warmly welcome to join us to find out at the 4th Annual Side-by-Side International InterPlay Gathering, Fri-Sun, April 21-23, 2023 online.  InterPlay has given us ways to cope creatively, and to connect and play across borders and beliefs. We’ve gained confidence and simple ways to tell spontaneous stories, dance and sing about our own worries, to dream and laugh together. We offer all that, plus time to witness, have stillness, and to discover new ways to connect and to be in daily life. 

Previous Side-by-Side participants were ignited: 
“I got to learn so much about my partner's values and hopes. A beautiful way to listen!” 
"I felt strength in this community skin….learnt new moves….grateful for creative spark." 
“...the slowing down  - the Poetry that Comes out of the air."


Please come as you are. As we InterPlay together with our unique expressions, who knows what gifts will bloom, what we will co-generate for thriving in the entire web of life?

UK 8 am  / Berlin/Malawi 9 am  /  India 12:30 pm  /  Sydney 5 pm
Friday: 75 minute Plenary
Saturday & Sunday: 4 hours including workshops with leaders from around the world

Check out the exciting workshops being offered here.

To register for the Side by Side use the payment button below.

For more info, contact

Lead a workshop: Certified InterPlay leaders and leaders-in-training may sign up to lead a workshop here. Register your workshop soon, we only have 12 spots! Workshop Leaders receive a $40 discount 

Registration is on a sliding scale; according to your unique financial situation you can contribute: $60 to $225 for all 3 days or
You can also join us for a single day by paying-
$15-$25 for Friday and $25-$75 for Saturday or Sunday

We do not want lack of funds to limit your participation, so please contact so we can find a solution. If you can pay in the upper range, wonderful! That will go towards our scholarship pool, helping us have an inclusive group of participants, plus be financially sustainable.


Our apologies - the PayPal payment buttons are not working, so use this link to pay. You'll be able to enter the amount you need to pay. Register through this link: Register here using credit/debit card. (If you’re registering late, register through this link and you will receive immediate access to the event information.)

Full Event Registration

Cost: See above. Scholarships and payment plans available.

Registration/Information: Use the link above to register and pay. Questions? Email Sukhmani (


Online Untensives

Vibhuti Aggarwal
Ermina Bailon
Ermina completed her InterPlay leadership training in 2010 in Sydney, Australia. She has since applied Interplay’s body wisdom principles and improvisational forms to offer and co-create space for authenticity, connectedness, ease, inspiration, spontaneity, wonder, wisdom, fullness of being and shared aliveness in various settings. She sees the practice of InterPlay as an expression of reverence for the dynamic whole body experiencing of spiritedness, creativity, inter-beingness and belonging. She weaves her broad-based training and in-depth experiences in mental health, expressive arts and play, improvisation, conscious dance/movement, shamanism, yoga, pilates, qiqong, mindfulness, somatics and nature-based practices cultivating and supporting life-affirming capacities for wakeful presence. Currently based in Singapore, her research on the inter-relationship of the body-mind-heart-breath-consciousness guides her inner unfolding and offerings. She continues to attune to and respond to the reciprocal relationship with the living world with open curiosity, deep listening, loving awareness, compassion and courage to carry life forward and become a worthy ancestor.
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

Pemra Kahraman
Sukhmani Kohli
Sukhmani uses theatre, clowning, body wisdom practices and her skills as an empathetic facilitator to assist others in releasing shame and practice self acceptance. She first experienced InterPlay in 2014 when she participated in the Arts and Social Change Millennial program in California. She has been leading InterPlay ever since. She believes practices like interplay are powerful entry points for moving through conflict and connecting with your own sense of magic, moving from scarceness to abundance. She works with children, young adults, working professionals, communities and organisations. She runs Purple Mangoes, a company of facilitators who call themselves experience builders, gleaners and artists.
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.
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.
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:

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