What we're about
InterPlay is an easy-to-learn creative process that invites participants to express themselves through storytelling, movement, and voice. It offers methods of play where participants can have fun while discovering new things about themselves and others. Anybody can do it. All that you need in order to get started is yourself!
InterPlay’s activities and underlying principles have been developed into a comprehensive system that is based in simplicity. This simplicity enables all types of participants to have fun in supportive and affirming environments. In addition, many people discover that their InterPlay experiences positively impact multiple aspects of their lives.
InterPlay is usually done in public classes that are on a “drop-in basis”, where people can attend sessions whenever they please. In these classes, InterPlay leaders guide participants through well-established activities that are focused on self-expression using only the human body. For example, one activity may have each participant tell another person about an everyday experience, while another activity may have two people discover the many different ways that their hands can move together. Throughout the duration of the class, individuals will have a variety of experiences in the whole group, in small groups, with partners, and also apart from others. In addition to public “drop-in” classes, InterPlay offers retreats and extended programs where people can dive deeper into this practice. So, beyond individual classes, a person can become a life-long learner in InterPlay.
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 experience ease as they freely explore whatever interests them while doing each activity.
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. In addition to being fun, opening up and exploring that wisdom may provide a path to reducing stress and generating greater ease in your life.
To learn more about InterPlay, visit the national website at www.interplay.org. To find out about what, where, and when InterPlay classes are happening in the Raleigh-Durham area, visit our local website at www.interplaync.org.
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