Mmmwhah! Gathering | March 10, 2019
Time & Location
About The Event
Doors close at 2:15 pm to set our collective intention. If you know you need to be later, please contact Merlyn.
Sliding Scale $10-$20+ Don't let money stop you. Work-study or trade is always 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...
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!