WEDNESDAY MARCH 21st at 7:30pm
SEBASTOPOL MASONIC HALL, 373 N. Main St., Sebastopol
Admission: $5-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds
Julian will host a Q&A after the video.

Seven individuals prepare and execute a choreography of movements
recalled from their nocturnal dreams. They bypass dream analysis in
favor of tapping the Unconscious as a wellspring of creative force
unleashed in patterns of motion, form, presence, and sound.

JULIAN SIMEON in "Dreambody/Earthbody"

Julian Simeon will share his experiences as a participant in the
Dreambody/Earthbody Paratheatre video document and working with
Paratheatre director Antero Alli over the last thirty years. He will host
a Q&A after the video and discuss the possibility of forming a
paratheatre group in Sonoma county.


"It is remarkable how using movements remembered from dreams
seems to unleash powerful memories and feelings from the unconscious.
The participants use movement and vocalizing to experience these
unleashed forces and one can easily see that they are surrendering
to a deep and authentic kind of inner revelation, quite different
from what one normally sees actors doing in a theater."
- David Finkelstein, (4 stars out of 5)




Since 1977 I have been developing a paratheatre medium inspired by the late Polish theatre visionary, Jerzy Grotowski, integrating methods of physical theatre, dance, Zazen meditation, and vocalization to access and express the internal landscape. Seven individuals trained in paratheatre methods discover movements recalled from their nocturnal dreams to experience firsthand the overlays between daytime and dreamtime realities. This video also features a demonstration of paratheatre methods, participant interviews, and a musical score by Sylvi Alli, who also appears as "Naiad, a dreamtime entity". - Antero Alli

Featuring Antero Alli, Sylvi Alli, Robin Coomer, Jeffrey Fisher, Steve Mobia, Lori Salomon, Marianne Shine, Julian Simeon, Nick Walker, and Alaska Yamada. Edited by Chris Odell & Antero Alli. Music by Sylvi Alli. Videography by Antero Alli. Produced by ParaTheatrical ReSearch. Written and directed by Antero Alli.


SYLVI ALLI AS "NAIAD" in "dreambody/earthbody"

"dreambody/earthbody": Interview with Antero Alli
by Isabel Fondevila for A.T.A. (January 14, 2013)

The Paratheatrical Dreaming Ritual
The inner & outer workings explained

Interview with Guboo Ted Thomas
Aboriginie elder on the dreamtime


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