Since 1977, ParaTheatrical ReSearch labs have explored a spectrum
of themes through primarily non-performance modalities.

 


Portland OR LABS: 2016-



2-FACED CLOWNS LAB Winter/Spring 2017 - Paratheatre into Performance
Once a week (Sundays) for 10 weeks plus 6 rehearsals; vets & newbies

MUSES PDX LAB Late Summer 2016 - Paratheatre training
Once a week (Sundays) for 7 weeks; vets & newbies

DREAMING Lab Early Summer 2016 - Paratheatre training
and dreaming rituals. 6 Sunday nights; newbies

ZERO Lab Spring 2016 - Paratheatre training
Once a week (Sundays) for 8 weeks; newbies

 


Berkeley CA LABS: 1999-2015

 

MUSES Lab Summer 2015
Once a week (Mondays) for 7 weeks; vets & newbies

RITUAL SONG Lab late Spring 2015
Once a week (Thursdays) for 9 weeks
sourcing a Bulgarian folk song in movement and ritual

BASICS LAB early Spring 2015
Once a week (Thursdays) for 8 weeks of basic training.

CHARACTERS Lab Winter 2014-2015
Once a week (Thursdays) for 9 weeks; vets only
developing source-animated characters

BASICS LAB Fall 2014
Once a week (Thursdays) for 8 weeks of basic training.

MUSES Lab Summer 2014
Once a week (Thursdays) for 9 weeks; vets & newbies

TRINITY Lab Spring 2014
Once a week (Thursdays) for 9 weeks; vets & newbies
working to excavate one's core or holy trinity .

BASICS LAB Winter 2014
Once a week (Thursdays) for 7 weeks of basic training.

ANCESTORS' Lab 2 Autumn 2013
Once a week for 9 weeks working with a song, poem or prayer
inherited from our ancestral heritage. Vets only.

INTERPLAY Lab 2 Summer 2013
Once a week for 7 weeks for asocial group interaction.
Vets only.

INTERPLAY Lab Winter/Spring 2013
Once a week for 8 weeks for asocial group interaction.
Vets only.

SOURCES Lab Fall 2012
Twice a week for 8 weeks for multiple sources & ritual actions.
Vets and experienced newbies only; no public performance.

DREAMING RITUAL Video Lab Spring 2012
Once a week for 7 weeks towards a video (dvd) product.
Vets and experienced newbies only; no public performance.

BASICS Lab Spring 2012
Once a week (Sundays) for 7 weeks of basic training.
Newbies only; no public performance.

MUSES TRINITY Lab Winter 2011-12
Once a week for 9 weeks; the third Muses Lab.
Vets and experienced newbies only; no public performance.

BASICS Lab Autumn 2011
Once a week (Sundays) for 7 weeks of basic training..
Newbies only; no public performance.

BASICS Lab Autumn 2011
Once a week (Mondays) for 7 weeks of basic training.
Newbies and vets; no public performance.

SOURCES Lab Summer 2011
Once a week for 6 weeks for technique and source work.
Vets only; no public performance.

BASICS Lab Spring 2011
Once a week (Mondays) for 8 weeks of basic training.
Newbies and vets; no public performance.

Ritual Actions of the Muses Lab Winter 2010-11
Twice a week for 8 weeks; the Muses and ritual actions.
Vets and experienced newbies only.

BASICS 2 Lab Autumn 2010
Once a week (Sundays) for 9 weeks of basic training..
Newbies only; no public performance.

BASICS 1 Lab Autumn 2010
Once a week (Mondays) for 6 weeks of basic training..
Newbies and vets; no public performance.

THEATRE OF SOURCES lab Summer 2010
Once a week for 8 weeks for technique and source work.
Vets and experienced newbies only; no public performance.

MUSES Lab Spring 2010
Twice a week for 10 weeks dialogue with the Muse Archetype.
Vets only; no public performance.

BASICS Lab Spring 2010
Once a week (Sundays) for 8 weeks of basic training.
Newbies only; no public performance.

DREAMING RITUAL Lab Autumn 2009
Twice a week for 8 weeks for dream movement choreography.
Vets only; no public performance.

PRECISION lab Summer 2009
Once a week for 8 weeks to apply techniques of "body as unit"
and "sustaining care". Vets only; no public performance.

DREAMING RITUAL Lab Spring 2009
Twice a week for 8 weeks for dream movement choreography.
Vets only; no public performance.

DREAMING RITUAL Lab Autumn/Winter 2008
Twice a week for 10 weeks for dream movement choreography.
Vets and newbies; no public performance.

PRECISION Lab Summer 2008
Once a week for 8 weeks to develop precision of expression.
Vets only; no public performance.

DREAMBODY/EARTHBODY Lab Spring 2008
Twice a week for7 weeks for dream movement choreography.
Vets and advanced newbies; no performance.

BEGINNER'S MIND Lab Autumn 2007
Twice a week for 8 weeks for rituals of the energetic body.
Primarily newbies; no performance.

CHAKRA Lab Spring 2007
Once a week for 8 weeks, each session a different chakra
Vets only; no public performance.

SONG AND PRAYER Lab Autumn 2006
Working with the interplay of melody, song, movement, action
This lab shifted its intention twice in its duration. Public witnessing.

ALCHEMY Lab Spring/Summer 2006
Exploring the internal landscape as alchemical process
Mapping a series of self-created mandalas; wilderness trip

Two-faced Clowns/Experiments in Hypocrisy Fall/Winter 2005
Performance lab focussing chiefly on character development
Comic charaterizations stemming from personal sources of hypocrisy

TECHNIQUES Lab Spring 2005
Returning to the basic infrastructure of this ritual technology
A clinic for developing specific physical, vocal and ritual skills

SONG-AS-VEHICLE Lab Fall/Winter 2004
Immersion in songs of personal ancestry and their ritual actions
Embodiment of a song within an intercultural context; wilderness trip
This lab culminated in performance and an audio CD

INITIATIONS Lab Winter 2003/04
Developing ritual forms for triggering exposures to initiatic experience
Heightening commitment to physicality and public performance
This lab culminated in performance and a dvd

TRINITY Lab Summer 2002
Towards the discovery of core life trinities
Triadic ritual structures of worship; the personal holy trinity

ANCESTOR'S Lab Autumn/Winter 2001
Towards an archeology of the family soul
Excavating & embodying clan-defining needs, patterns, stories

ANIMA/ANIMUS Lab Spring 2001
the Masculine/Feminine archetypes as autonomous forces
Merging with, disengaging from and relating with Anima and Animus

DREAMING RITUALS Lab Autumn 2000
Twice a week for 9 weeks for a dream movement choreography.
Non-interpretive dreamwork for the active body

SACRIFICE Lab Spring 2000
Theme of sacrifice; the scripting, rehearsal, production of TRAGOS,
a feature-length cyber noir witch hunt film; newbies and vets.

CRUX LAB Summer 1999
Unearthing personal and non-sectarian crucifixion archetypes
Exposing points of worship; Antero Alli interview

 

AN INCOMPLETE LIST OF PARATHEATRE LABS PRIOR TO 1999:
THE GENESIS LAB, Spring/Summer 1977, Berkeley
CORONATION AT STILLNIGHT, Fall 1977, Berkeley
BLAKE'S SONGS OF INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE, Spring 1978, Berkeley
THE CONJUNCTION, Fall/Winter 1978, Berkeley
ADVANCED FUN, 1986, Boulder CO
ARCHAIC COMMUNITY, 1991, Seattle
MASS OF THE ICONOCLASTS, 1992, Seattle
IMAGO LAB, 1996/97, Berkeley

 

 


LAB PARTICIPANT LIST
a partial list of those who have done this work

 

 


 

Paratheatre lab reports and journals documented by Antero
and other participants since Summer 1999:

A Turbulence of Muses Winter 2016
Vison statement by Antero Alli.

BASICS RITUAL LAB JOURNAL Spring 2011.
by Kyra Auerbach

Ritual Actions of the Muses lab Winter 2010-11.
Muses lab report by Antero Alli.

Muses lab report by Sylvi Alli
Muses lab report by James Wagner

The Muses lab Spring 2010.
Project lab report by Antero Alli.

The Mountain Teaches the Dreaming 2008 and 2009.
The 2-year Dreaming Ritual Project
Project report by Antero Alli.

Dreaming ritual lab Winter 2008.
Lab reports by Sylvi Alli and Mayur Lunia
Observations after 10 weeks of indoor work.

Dreambody/earthbody lab Spring 2008.
Lab report by Antero Alli
Notes & observations from indoors to Mt. Tamalpais.

Beginners' mind lab Autumn 2007.
Lab reports by David Hunt, Brendan Ramsden, Mayur Lunia,
Jessie Woletz. A return to the fundametals of this medium.

The Song and a Prayer Lab Autumn 2006; Oct. 1st thru Dec. 18th.
What started out as an attempt to learn an Armedian choral song
for performance ended in a Public Witnessing event.
Lab report by Antero Alli.

Ritual mandalas Spring/Summer 2006.
Alchemy lab ritual mandalas created by the participants for mapping
their transformations. Reports and art by Nick Walker, Sylvi Alli,
Antero Alli, Jessica Bockler and JoJo Razor.

Experiments in compassion report Sept - Dec, 2005.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli
What started out as two-faced clowns turned into...

Techniques lab -- devices March - May, 2005.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli and Participants
Various forms, skills, and structural components of this medium.
Lab reports by Leah Kahn, John M. Doyle, and Sylvi Alli

Song-as-vehicle lab -- terms & definitions Sept.- Dec., 2004.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli. The ritual sources, techniques
and forms used to build the song as vehicle.

Initiation lab notes 2003/04.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli
From private ritual towards public performance
Lab reports also by Nick Walker and Lapo.

Trinity lab notes Summer 2002.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli
The charged trinary circuit of "Muse", "My Body" and "Ancestors"

Ancestors lab notes Autumn/Winter 2001.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli
Comprehensive ritual structures, observations and impressions

Anima/Animus lab notes Spring 2001.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli
Visual, physical and emotional impacts received from the Anima force

Dreaming ritual notes Autumn 2000.
Journal Entries by Antero Alli
Following the internal landscape of dreams into ritual actions

CRUX: Interview -- Behind the Scenes Summer 1999.
Antero discusses the non-sectarian crucifixion archetype

 

 

 

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