ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX presents
A Talk on "Ritual Without Dogma"
with Antero Alli, author/director, ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX
ParaTheatrical ReSearch Warm-Up cycle that starts each session
7pm, TUESDAY FEB. 19th, 2019.
4625 SE 67th Ave (nr Foster) PDX.
Admission: $5-10 sliding scale donation
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Antero will discuss the basic principles of a ritual technology he has been developing since 1977. Based in instinct and emotion, and inspired by the Paratheatre of Jerzy Grotowski, Alli's paratheatre work combines methods of physical theatre, dance, vocalization and Zazen to access vital currents in the Body towards their spontaneous expression as presence, vocalization, gesture, action, and interaction. He will talk about the inner workings of his ritual process and the relevance of an asocial climate to creative ritual work. Several clips from his Paratheatrical ReSearch video documents will screen with a brief Q&A to follow.
This event introduces Antero's upcoming "PARATHEATRE WEEKEND INTENSIVE" on March 2nd and 3rd, Noon to 6pm each day, at PerformanceWorks NW. Copies of his Paratheatre Workbook, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" will be be available for purchase ($20) after the discussion.
PARATHEATRE ORIENTATION - FOR THOSE CONSIDERING PARTICIPATION
Antero Alli, author/director/filmmaker
Antero's paratheatre work is documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003), in numerous videos (1992-2018), and in academia by Nicoletta Isar, Professor at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University (2008). Between 1975 and 2005, Antero wrote and directed a series of experimental theatre productions. In 2005, he stopped creating theatre to write and direct a series of feature-length art films -- including "The Greater Circulation" (2005; 93 min) a critically acclaimed cinematic treatment of Rainer Maria Rilke's "Requiem for a Friend" and "The Invisible Forest" (2008; 111 min) featuring the radical theatre of Antonin Artaud. In October of 2015 Antero stopped making films and returned to creating ritual-based physical theatre works in Portland Oregon where he now resides and conducts Paratheatre Labs and Workshops.
ParaTheatrical ReSearch Links
from "Bardoville" -- ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX performance (May 2017)
ARTICLES AND ESSAYS