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Steve Dahlberg-Mary Alice Long

Creativity in Play


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Exploring the importance of creativity, play and imagination across society. Hosted by Steven Dahlberg and Mary Alice Long, Ph.D. Produced by the International Centre for Creativity and Imagination, in partnership with the National Creativity Network. ... 'The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.' – Carl Jung

On-Demand Episodes

We'll explore how movement, dance and performance can lead anyone to new insights about listening, decision-making and the creative process with our guest, JoAnna Mendl Shaw, choreographer and artistic director of The Equus Projects.... more

We'll explore where creativity resides in the winemaking process with Hopkins Vineyard winemaker and vineyard manager Jim Baker. Jim will connect the nature of creativity and creativity in nature. Find out how he ended up a... more

We'll explore how "the world becomes what we teach" and how we can create a just, healthy and humane world with humane educator Zoe Weil. Zoe will share why we need to reimagine education and prepare a generation to... more

We turn the tables on our regular co-host Mary Alice Long to talk about her Archival Memoir Project and her Active Dreaming Workshop. Poet Anne O'Reilly joins us from Ireland as co-host for this episode as we talk with Mary... more

We'll explore what happens when we bring more visual images and visual thinking -- including comics -- into teaching, learning and creativity. Our guest is comics artist and educator Nick Sousanis, who received a doctorate in education from... more

We'll explore how to nurture children's creative intelligence, ways to incorporate nature into learning experiences and more with Marghanita Hughes. Marghanita is a nature art teacher, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator,... more

We'll talk with poet, essayist and author Sheila Bender about tapping into our creativity to write from personal experience. Sheila is an accomplished author of many books about writing, including Creative Writing Demystified. She teaches... more

We'll talk with Jeff Smithson about bringing play, creativity and clown to learning, work and healing. Plus, find out how the developmental power of play can improve communication and create flourishing communities. Jeff is the founder... more

We'll talk with author Fran Sorin about the connections between gardening and creativity, and how gardening can be a creative tool for enhancing joy and well-being. Fran is the author of Digging Deep: Unearthing Your Creative Roots... more
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