Mmmwhah! Gathering in Lafayette - Sept 10
Time & Location
About The Event
Doors close at 2:15 pm.
Space is limited, so please RSVP.
Sliding Scale $10-$20+
Work-study or trade also possible. Email Merlyn to discuss.
This Mmmwhah! Gathering is improvisation as a form of play that can actually alter our sense of well being and self image by learning how to be uninhibited around spontaneity. This gathering is all about play and letting go... everyone enters with a willingness to be silly and from there enter into the profound. You don't need any experience to benefit from this afternoon event. You may find yourself moving with the music, making marks on paper with acrylic paint or singing or just tapping the floor with a pencil. Doesn't matter, we're here to play. There's no wrong way to do that...
Mmmwhah!'s core practice is one of deep listening, being fully present in the moment,
within an ensemble context. It is a relational practice.
Our home ground is as Active Listener / Witness / Well-wisher,
who is attuned to "What will serve?"
"What will serve the music? the movement? the art-making? Ultimately,
what will serve the larger composition?
and the whole room?"
Bill McCrossen will lead the improvisational music, with Clare Church on percussion, EWI, and toys. Chuck Ceraso the art-making, as well as contributing to the music. We will have a gently guided structure and continue playing with elements introduced in the Music Improvisation workshops.
Whole event facilitated by Merlyn Holmes, Founding Creative Spirit of Mmmwhah!
Thank you, again, to the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission for providing funds to seed this Gathering in February and March of 2018! We're off on our own now with this beautiful seedling.