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InterPlay is an easy to learn creative process that invites people to express themselves through stories, movement and voice. Anybody can do it. All you need in order to get started is yourself. InterPlay is most often done in public classes that are offered on a "drop-in" basis. People can attend sessions whenever they please. In these classes, InterPlay leaders guide participants through well-established activities using stories, movement, voice, or any combination of the three. For example, the leader may invite participants to share about an everyday experience with a partner or a small group. Or, the leader may guide the whole group through some basic movements and then enable participants to explore their own ways of moving. Each class is designed so people can get to know each other through activities in the whole group, in small groups, with partners and also apart from others. At InterPlay events participants are invited to express themselves in the moment. They are encouraged to set aside any sense that they need to do things perfectly or correctly. In addition, they are encouraged to let go of any sense that they need to entertain or impress others. This approach to self expression enables people to release stress and experience ease as they freely explore whatever interests them in the moment. You don’t need to think of yourself as being creative in order to do InterPlay, but chances are you will find you are much more creative than you think. You are likely to find that there is great wisdom in your body. That wisdom may be in the form of memories, movements, rhythms and countless other types of experiences you have accumulated throughout the course of your life. Through InterPlay's simple activities, you are invited to unlock that wisdom. This process can be a lot of fun. It may also provide a path to enhanced relationships with yourself and others. InterPlay was originally started by performing artists Cynthia Winton-Henry and Phil Porter to enable people of all backgrounds to experience the joy that comes from authentic self-expression and making things up in and for the moment. Classes usually involve laughter and sometimes include poignant moments and tears. Come on out and see why people keep InterPlaying for decades.

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