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Belinda Meares

Belinda Meares lives in North Canterbury, New Zealand. She began her InterPlay journey while living in northern NSW, and completed her training in Sydney. Although she mainly teaches InterPlay in Christchurch, Belinda also travels to other centres as she follows her dream of building a community of InterPlayers in New Zealand. She is closely connected with InterPlay Australia.

Belinda is an Alexander Technique teacher and has also taught dance for many years, drawing on her passion for African dance. She also loves to sing and is inspired by InterPlay’s integrated voice-movement practices to help people expand their expressive confidence and repertoire. She first became a performance improviser during formative years in Paris studying Physical Theatre and mime. Discovering InterPlay, which brings the performance arts together in such a liberating and holistic way, has been for her a fulfilling joy and source of inspiration.

Formerly a journalist, Belinda now uses her communication skills in community-development work. She is motivated to apply InterPlay’s practices to bring more mindful and creative approaches to the cause of community well-being and social change.

Belinda offers regular playshops in Christchurch, and one-off sessions elsewhere by arrangement around New Zealand.

InterPlay is a fun, body-centred practice that uses simple forms of improvised play to expand our expressive repertoire and develop confidence, artistry and self-knowledge. Laughter and lightness mingle with moments of deep connection and insight, as players support each other with open- hearted reflection and affirmation.

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Carmelle Moore

Carmelle Moore is a Speech Pathologist with more than 30 years experience who specializes in the voice.

She has been teaching hatha style and meridian based yoga for 18 years. Carmelle undertook postgraduate studies at Sydney University exploring the use of yoga to enhance voice production. Carmelle has also been devoted to the study and practice of a wide range of healing modalities for more than 28 years and is a craniosacral practitioner and sound healer. Carmelle’s life has been enriched by the practice of InterPlay for 23 years and draws on this to ground all her work with creativity, joy, delight and ease.She has been living and teaching in the Byron Bay area for the past 15 years where she works with actors, singers, yoga teachers, teachers, presenters and anyone wanting to find more ease, efficiency and joy with their voice.

Carmelle is passionate about supporting every body and voice to express their full potential with power and joy.

Phone: 0422 360 909

Email: voicemoves@gmail.com

Website: www.carmellemoore.com

Region: Byron/Ballina

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Catherine McMahon

Catherine McMahon’s passions include sustaining our future on earth and physical and creative expression.

Catherine gives practical expression to those passions; founding the Estuary Care Foundation SA, for the restoration and conservation of the Port River and Barker Inlet Estuary, and coordinating, with shared leadership, ‘InterPlay on the Peninsula’ at Largs Bay. Catherine is a member of several community choirs and a co-founder of Adelaide Threshold Singers.

Catherine loves sharing the forms, delight and possibilities of InterPlay.

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Elizabeth Emanuele

Elizabeth is an Adelaide-based facilitator and artist. She has been facilitating groups for 15 years and currently runs fortnightly InterPlay Play Labs just east of the city. She uses InterPlay to relax, discharge, lighten her heart, feel more love and connect with herself and others.
Elizabeth is a trained acupuncturist, psychotherapist and mother, for which she wishes there was a training, with a long-term commitment to 5 Rhythms Dance, Yoga and Meditation. She delights in expanding the myriad ways we can find simple pleasure and nourishment in our own creative self expression.
Elizabeth is a founding member of “Playing with Edges”, Australia’s first InterPlay based performance group.

Phone: 0409 304 171

Email: elizabethem@internode.on.net

Region: Highgate

 

 

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Jenny Batten

Jenny discovered InterPlay 20 years ago and loves the way that the playful forms of story, voice and movement integrate mind, body &
spirit. Jenny is curious about the arts and spirituality and loves to explore those points of connection that give life and sustain creativity. Singing and music has been a big part of Jenny’s life and loves to share that passion with others through music leadership of
community choirs. Jenny recently completed a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practices and formation as a Spiritual Director with the Living Well
Centre. With Peter, Jenny has been instrumental in bringing InterPlay to Victoria through workshops, InterPlay gatherings and family camps.

Email: batjen54@gmail.com

Region: Sale

Ph: 0438 213 382

 

 

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Kate Barnett

Phone: +64 22 5221004

Email: katmab@gmail.com

Region: Wellington NZ

 

 

Kate is a joy-recovery expert who can’t take play too seriously! She is also an Alexander Technique teacher, trained to help people move and sound and breathe and be with their whole body. For Kate, improvisation brings us alive to the whole and InterPlay is a wonderful big Yes! to it all. Her facilitation approach offers compassionate and playful ways for people to attune to themselves as they connect with others and expand their creative body skills repertoire.
Kate is currently based in Wellington, Aotearoa NZ, working in private practice as an ATTSNZ Alexander Technique teacher with a focus on creative movement, voice and performance. She has a BA (Hons) in Social Ecology, a Diploma of Alexander Technique teaching and a Diploma of Alexander Yoga Teaching. For many years she has also been deeply inspired by the experiential anatomy and movement research practices of Body Mind Centring.

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Mark Seton

Phone: (02) 47366173

Email: mc.seton@bigpond.com

Website: www.senseconnexion.com

Region: Sydney

 

 

Mark is a performer, writer, 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 currently works as an independent Higher Education Creative, Media and Performing Arts Educator and Consultant to provide passionate, playful, ethical, thought-provoking, body-shifting, culture-changing services in research, education, consultancy and production for the relational support and resilient nurture of educators and practitioners in the arts, humanities, social and health sciences. By nurturing relational and resilient vulnerability in these practitioners, his business promotes the value of relational and resilient vulnerability in society. 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 a BA (Majors in Theatre and Philosophy), Grad. Dip. in Arts by Research (Theatre) and a PhD in Performance Studies.

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Peter Batten

Phone: 0419 255 585

Email: pjbatten5@bigpond.com

Region: Melbourne

 

 

As a Uniting Church minister and a Creative Arts Therapist Peter recognises that the InterPlay forms are a playful way for people to experience the sacred and to move towards healing and wholeness. InterPlay enhances Peter's creativity as a photographer and sacred clown. He believes that the creative expression and body wisdom of the InterPlay forms are a creative way to enable people to realize their fullest potential. Peter is an accredited InterPlay teacher.

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Rod Pattenden

Phone: 0418 861 267

Email: pattenden@bigpond.com

Website: www.rodpattenden.id.au

Region: Newcastle

 

 

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 was Co-ordinator 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.

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Susanna Pain

Phone: 0418 637 469

Email: susannapain63@gmail.com

Region: Canberra

 

 

Susanna is cofounder and lifemember of InterPlay Australia. She is a dancer, storyteller, supervisor, spiritual director, priest, with extensive experience working with creative forms of spiritual and life formation. She is currently Senior Associate at Benedictus Contemplative Church in Canberra. She has B Sc., B Social Work, B Theol., and Diploma of Remedial Massage, and has trained in spiritual direction, supervision and in Clinical Pastoral Education. She loves leading InterPlay, and creative retreats.