on talent and skill...
Talent demonstrates capacity for expressing the ineffable; making the unconscious, conscious. Skill shows dexterity, precision, and clarity of action and expression. Though talent cannot be taught it can be nurtured by encouraging spontaneity and freedom of self-expression. Skill can be taught and can develop by consistent application of method and technique to clarify the form of whatever talent can access and express. When talent overwhelms skill, self-indulgence results. When skill overwhelms talent, spontaneity suffers. When talent and skill are matched, Art is born.- excerpted from STATE OF EMERGENCE, a paratheatre manifesto by Antero Alli
January 2017 - PODCAST
by Andrieh Vitimus and Jason M. Colwell
March 2014 - PODCAST
by Garrett Daun at Command Z
February 2009 - PODCAST
Radical Change Group
with Isabel Fondevila (January 2013)
PARATHEATRE AND FILMMAKING
with Mark Dalton (Horizon Oasis O.T.O., 2012)
"A DELIBERATE DISORIENTATION OF THE SENSES"
On the making of "The Invisible Forest" (2008)
"BARE BONES RITUAL"
by Myrddin Maserly (Nov. 2009)
"FOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PARATHEATRE"
with Frieda Roenisch (Sept. 2006)
"THE PARATHEATRE WORKINGS"
with Jessica Bockler (June 2006)
"INSIDE THE LABORATORY"
with Julia Carter (January 2006)
"THE THEATRE OF NO-FORM"
with R.U. Sirius (aka Ken Goffman, 2004)
Paratheatre and trance states (TRIP magazine, 2002)
"NON-SECTARIAN CRUCIFIXION ARCHETYPES"
Behind the mystique of the CRUX lab (Instant Planet, 1999)
"SIX QUESTIONS ABOUT SYNCHRONICITY"
with Jesse Ducharme (Dec 2011)
ANTERO ALLI has written and directed numerous experimental theatrical works between 1975 and 2005. His paratheatrical work began in 1977 and is documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003), in four videos and by Nicoletta Isar, Associate Professor at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University. Since 1991, Antero has also written and directed many underground feature films. His literary docufiction, "The Greater Circulation" (2005; 93 min) features a paratheatre performance in a critically acclaimed cinematic treatment of poet Rainer Maria Rilke's "Requiem for a Friend". His 2008 feature, "The Invisible Forest" inspired by the radical theatre of French Surrealist playwright, Antonin Artaud. Antero resides with his wife Sylvi in Portland Oregon.
Influences, Production History
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