Autumn 2017


Alchemy Performance Lab
Sept. 17-Nov. 26; 10 Sundays, 7:15pm-10:15pm
Plus Tues & Thurs Nov 28 & 30, 7:30pm-10pm
Performances Fri/Sat/Sunday Dec. 1, 2, & 3.
Facilitated & Directed by Antero Alli


 


This ALCHEMY Performance Lab is reserved for those with previous experience in this Paratheatre medium and/or by invitation from the director towards developing and performing a new experimental theatre work (see "Soror Mystica" section below) in collaboration with Sylvi Alli and E.V.E..


 



ALCHEMY LAB: INTENT
In nature, a seed sprouts and grows into, let's say, a tree. Over time this tree forms trunk and branches and, produces blossoms, bears fruit that ripens, grows heavy on the branch and drops to the ground and rots, goes to seed, fertilizing the ground for new sprouts, a new tree...

As with nature, our bodies (and psyches) act as a kind of vessel - an alchemical alembic - where similar organic processes unfold, develop, and manifest. In this ALCHEMY Lab, we will source the five elements - Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Aether - as they emerge from the prima materia, the undifferentiated state of no-form - giving expression to alchemical phases of dissolution, conjunction, decay, ferment, distillation, refinement, and rebirth through the alembic of the Body, of the Self. In preparation for the Soror Mystica performance ritual, we will also source the depths of The Feminine/Masculine polarity.

 

SOROR MYSTICA
The paratheatrical processes in this Alchemy Performance Lab will form the foundation for the development of "SOROR MYSTICA", the next experimental theatre work produced by ParaTheatrical ReSearch and directed by Antero in collaboration with Sylvi and E.V.E. Featuring poetic text by HD ("The Walls Do Not Fall" from her Trilogy), Chinese zither (played by Sylvi) and a short film by Antero. "SOROR MYSTICA" premieres Dec 1-3, 2017 at PerformanceWorks NW, PDX. Click this for more details

 



LAB FEE & PREREQUISITES
$80. Payment covers studio rental and production expenses (promotions,
costumes, etc). This Alchemy Performance Lab is reserved for those with
previous Paratheatre experience (some exceptions may apply) and by
invitation from myself. - Antero

CONTACTS
noform@paratheatrical.com
503-299-4064 leave a message
BIOs for Antero and Sylvi Alli


PARTICIPANTS (performers) SO FAR...
ANTERO ALLI, SYLVI ALLI, CIBYL KAVAN, MEMORIE EDEN, LD McCLURE,
WENDY ALLEGAERT,