June 14, 2020 at 4:51 pm #1941TrahairKeymaster
How was this festival for you?
What will you take home?
What was the most useful/beautiful/playful part?
Thanks for sharing your feeling here.
Hope to see you at the IN-LIFE edition next year!!!
June 14, 2020 at 6:15 pm #1943Ben RossParticipant
A bouncing bundle of brilliant balloons of boundless beauty!
June 14, 2020 at 6:16 pm #1944Deepak BattaParticipant
Fun. Feel more playful. Enjoyed all the active/participatory bits. Thank you!
June 14, 2020 at 6:17 pm #1945Bruce HonigParticipant
Wonderful! I only spent a few moments (3 sessions in addition to my own) and I feel very connected to each person. A great collection of playful souls. I learned some new games. And I thoroughly enjoyed myself. And I look forward to more!
Thank you all!
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June 14, 2020 at 6:17 pm #1946Marie Schreiner ElberlingParticipant
It was a bubling mixture of looking in to other creative peoples clever brains. Seing that Im not the only one looking for play, eventhough it can seem that way in my everyday.
I especially enjoued that the feeling of connection is there eventhough it was online.
June 14, 2020 at 6:18 pm #1947Liza Penn-ThomasParticipant
It was a great way to spend the weekend. Even though Saturday I had a headache and had to go to bed early 🙁
Sunday was really useful and fun. Peter Duncan gave some great practical tips on convincing the decision makers that Play is vital. Brilliant.
I also spent my offline time painting stones and blowing bubbles – even getting the teens involved in the latter.
I only found out about the conference this week – so glad I did. And I look forward to seeing the recordings of the sessions I missed. 🙂
June 14, 2020 at 6:18 pm #1948Aysu HazarParticipant
Exciting, mind-bending, fun, and intriguing 3 days full of confetti and balloons.
I was fascinated to meet with all you playful people from all around the world. I’m glad that this community exists!
June 14, 2020 at 6:18 pm #1949Ben RossParticipant
The festival was a wonderful mix of things for me. Beautiful people, sharing with an open heart and boundless wisdom. I certainly want to think more about what the play fairy has granted us with this period of physical distancing, and what it has to teach us about play.
As ever, Playful Nature’s moments of just playing with a string, a ring and a thing felt the open-ended play that I love.
And the summer holiday we went on.
Plus all you people.
June 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm #1950Maaike de JongParticipant
I had no idea it was possible to have a fun way of doing a festival online. It was a way to reconnect with what it is that I hope to bring to the world, that’s what I will take home: carry on with my ideas. It’s been an overall fun and inspiring. It is also too soon to reflect on this, I notice while I am writing this. I’ll try again in a week 🙂
June 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm #1951Sohan TariParticipant
The festival was intense and I am going to need a couple of days to unwind the diversity of experiences and reflect on them and see what I can take back home. I’ll come back here again in a few days and have a better answer 😛
June 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm #1952Kathryn WilkinsParticipant
THANK YOU ANTHONY! I loved the open sharing of ideas which will spark creativity leading to new ideas, new projects and new collaborations. It was impressive all of the genuine play experiences this group was able to create through an online format…way more exciting, engaging and fun than I thought would be possible from spending a weekend online. I think this digital format allowed for less distinction between “experts” and “participants” which helped people feel comfortable speaking up and sharing their perspectives. I am walking away feeling lighter, with many laughs and looking forward to playing again.
June 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm #1953Elizabeth CohenParticipant
June 14, 2020 at 6:19 pm #1954Kevin Campbell DavidsonParticipant
Most of all I appreciate the opportunity to re-connect with a lot of old friends and meet a load of new friends.
It’s great be an environment of playmakers because we can get pretty deep pretty quickly as we have a lot of shared ideas and values.
This group feels really collaborative and not competitive which I appreciate.
I really valued gaining experience and skills in facilitating and contributing to panel sessions.
I was connected with some great academic literature which supports my understanding of key ideas.
June 14, 2020 at 6:20 pm #1955Mathias PoulsenParticipant
First off, I want to thank you for the massive effort.
It has been truly inspiring, encouraging and revitalizing. Exactly what I needed at this point – to connect and reconnect, to get once more a taste of that playful, loving spirit of the play community.
Had some deeply meaningful conversations and some wonderfully silly play experiences, both of which are important to me.
One thing I’m taking away and will be thinking really hard about is the issue of access. By doing it like this, people have been able to participate from all around the world and from the safety of their own homes. I wonder how we can enjoy being physically closer together, while also making our events more accessible.
I don’t know how CounterPlay ’21 will look like, but I will certainly bring some elements from Giocosamente.
June 14, 2020 at 6:20 pm #1956Minna BansalParticipant
I had a really beautiful weekend of fun, play and being silly, but really appreciated all the really insightful, thoughtful conversations as well. I feel lucky to be so warmly welcomed in a completely new community, allowed to be as I am, and where everywhere was okay. I am so inspired by all the wonderful work people are doing all over the world to make a kinder place for us to live in. I feel like I have a whole new set of friends who I can reach out to, and although I was quite intimidated in the beginning, it became gradually easier to participate. Thank you for all the effort that has gone into this, and I hope someday to be there in real life! I hope to try and be more playful and kinder in life ahead 🙂
June 14, 2020 at 6:20 pm #1957Elizabeth CohenParticipant
Thank you Anthony! I hope to see all of you in the future.
June 14, 2020 at 6:20 pm #1958saraParticipant
un weekend pieno di bellissime sorprese!!!
June 14, 2020 at 6:21 pm #1961SaiParticipant
It was a great! First time I was a part of festival dedicated to playfulness – my background is circus and I think this approach (play) was a missing element in my development and I decided, partly thanks to that festival to learn more about it. Very useful resources came through chat box and lots of inspiring people I found here. One thing I would recommended adding more opportunities for people to meet each other a bit first through Zoom, that would make interaction better. The most beautiful part was finding people that shares same believes in power of play.
June 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm #1962MilkaParticipant
How: Insightful, refreshing, fun.
What: Positive vibes. With time, the things I will take home will find their place, magically merging with what’s already there.It’s been an intense weekend!
What: Dancing and playing together!
Thank you Anthony for organising this and everyone who took part!
Happy playful living and till we meet again 🙂
June 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm #1963HessParticipant
As a late entrant, only able to join for today, I felt welcomed. Seeing so many who feel the importance of play has been encouraging and inspiring. Thankyou.
June 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm #1964Anthea MoysParticipant
This festival inspired me on so many levels. I was feeling quite doubtful and scared at first. But then seeing everyones faces and hearing how many people were going through similar experiences, i felt less alone and less scared. Overall I was challenged in new ways, I loved moving in different ways, learning about different ways to play online with people, the fact that eye contact has a very real effect on our brain chemistry, making something with our hands – making something all together – this was really nice – perhaps silent sessions of just making things in the future would be really wonderful – like bart says – speaking about what we are doing whilst making, loved this. I was also reminded about the power of the imagination – that we can be whoever we want to be and imagine worlds – new worlds – through play Something we all need to be reminded of and to practice! and I LOVED dancing with everyone! So inspiring! Love this play community! thank you thank you!!!
June 14, 2020 at 6:22 pm #1965Danny SinghParticipant
Fantastic, loved the energy from both speakers and participants. I learned that it was possible to do energetic sessions online & some great new ideas from several speakers.
June 14, 2020 at 8:28 pm #1966Jeanne CadwalladerParticipant
Wowza! A Playful Giving Movement Emerging! Magical, Exhaustive, Playful, Community, Connection, Common Goals, Diverse Global Perspectives, Good Clean Fun! Play On and Play it Forward. Keep Practicing Playfulness!
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