Sun, Jul 14|
Mmmwhah! Gathering | July 14, 2019
Gather with our fellow artists, musicians, dancers, writers, photographers, and other creative spirits to inspire and nourish the muses in all of us. Join in free movement and art-making with improvised music, or just listen / observe / take it all in as nourishment. $10-$20+ Limit of 20 people.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Chautauqua Park, Baseline Rd & 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
About The Event
Let's take it outdoors! We'll tentatively meet on the green at Chautauqua Park at 10 am - east side under the big shade tree. Please RSVP here though, so we can keep you informed of any changes.
We'll circle up to set our collective intention. If you know you need to be later, please contact Merlyn.
Sliding Scale $10-$20+
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...
Musically, we will ask one musician to lead each piece, rather than everyone playing all the time in a big jam: Spaciousness over density.
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?"
Thank you, again, to the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission for providing funds to seed this series of gatherings in February and March of 2018! What a gift this series is!