What's New from the Board

Shall We Continue to Dance... Online?

16 Aug 2015

Dear Members,

It has been a month since we have met, shared and worked in Montreal for a real life face-to-face exchange. I looked at the picture below and remembered the spontaneous moment of connection which was one of my fondest memories during the conference.

As we get back to our busy regular lives, the connection we have built needs to be cultivated by other means. I am sure some of you have already added facebook, exchanged emails or even Skyped a little. But in IPTN, we aim to support that mutual influence through connection a step further.

That's why we are glad to let you know, with the help of Bev Hosking and Kris Plowman, we shall be launching an online conversation hub for us to exchange. You will read about this in our feature article here, so I won't go into details. We are all excited about this new energy in the Board and really wish that we can serve you better by providing more different means of connection in building this inclusive platform for everyone to exchange in a non-hierachical way.

Do let us know what else you think would be a good idea and we will investigate the possiblity of it. Stay tuned as we announce more ideas soon in the development of the network. And one friendly reminder, please renew your membership if you still haven't done so. The procedure is simple and if you really have no clue, simply email myself, I will be happy to help you get it done so that you don't have to miss all the great happenings in our online community at iptn.info.

I look forward to connect with you in the conversation hub and your reflections on the Montreal Conference in the next IPTN Journal.

Love,
Michele
President, IPTN

Michele Chung
Michele started doing Playback Theatre in 1999. Being trained by Deborah Pearson at first, Michele then pursued her Playback career through the path of School Playback Theatre and graduated in 2004. She is renowned for her sensitivity and ability to include all kinds of people when conducting. An experienced trainer in Playback Theatre, Michele is a faculty of the School of Playback Theatre (Hong Kong) and specialises in working with people with different abilities. She helped set up the world’s first Playback Theatre group of people with intellectual differences and was the main brain behind the award winning ‘Playback for ALL’ event in which arts accessibility services are incorporated into the form of Playback Theatre to make it accessible for ALL. Michele has presented in various international and regional conferences and brought Playback Theatre to Philippines. Other countries that Michele has been invited to teach are: Japan, Taiwan, USA, UK, Brazil, Portugal, etc. She joined the IPTN Board in October 2013.

Shall We Continue to Dance... Online?

16 Aug 2015

Dear Members,

It has been a month since we have met, shared and worked in Montreal for a real life face-to-face exchange. I looked at the picture below and remembered the spontaneous moment of connection which was one of my fondest memories during the conference.

As we get back to our busy regular lives, the connection we have built needs to be cultivated by other means. I am sure some of you have already added facebook, exchanged emails or even Skyped a little. But in IPTN, we aim to support that mutual influence through connection a step further.

That's why we are glad to let you know, with the help of Bev Hosking and Kris Plowman, we shall be launching an online conversation hub for us to exchange. You will read about this in our feature article here, so I won't go into details. We are all excited about this new energy in the Board and really wish that we can serve you better by providing more different means of connection in building this inclusive platform for everyone to exchange in a non-hierachical way.

Do let us know what else you think would be a good idea and we will investigate the possiblity of it. Stay tuned as we announce more ideas soon in the development of the network. And one friendly reminder, please renew your membership if you still haven't done so. The procedure is simple and if you really have no clue, simply email myself, I will be happy to help you get it done so that you don't have to miss all the great happenings in our online community at iptn.info.

I look forward to connect with you in the conversation hub and your reflections on the Montreal Conference in the next IPTN Journal.

Love,
Michele
President, IPTN

Michele Chung
Michele started doing Playback Theatre in 1999. Being trained by Deborah Pearson at first, Michele then pursued her Playback career through the path of School Playback Theatre and graduated in 2004. She is renowned for her sensitivity and ability to include all kinds of people when conducting. An experienced trainer in Playback Theatre, Michele is a faculty of the School of Playback Theatre (Hong Kong) and specialises in working with people with different abilities. She helped set up the world’s first Playback Theatre group of people with intellectual differences and was the main brain behind the award winning ‘Playback for ALL’ event in which arts accessibility services are incorporated into the form of Playback Theatre to make it accessible for ALL. Michele has presented in various international and regional conferences and brought Playback Theatre to Philippines. Other countries that Michele has been invited to teach are: Japan, Taiwan, USA, UK, Brazil, Portugal, etc. She joined the IPTN Board in October 2013.