on the total offering of self
"In this non-performance oriented medium, the external pressure to
perform is released and replaced by the self-created pressures of
increasing the force of our commitment to the particular source,
task, or action at hand towards the total offering of self."
- Antero Alli
The RITUAL SONG Lab
facilitated by Antero Alli and Sylvi Alli
Nine Thursdays: April 23 - June 18. 8pm-11pm.
Using paratheatre methods and embodied voice techniques we will explore
rhythm and melody through movement, gesture, and group ritual interactions.
Towards a synthesis of sound, song, and motion -- song in motion -- ritual song.
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Summer MUSES Lab
Seven Thursdays: August 6 - September 17. 8pm-11pm.
The aim of this Lab is gnosis (direct experience) of the Muses phenomena
and its expression through physical, ritual, and vocal methods and processes.
Open to those with at least three previous Lab experiences.
Facilitated by Antero Alli. Click above image for more details
Autumn BASICS Lab
Eight Thursdays: Sept 24 - Nov. 12, 2015. 8pm-11pm.
The BASICS Lab explores the fundamental movement, vocal,
meditative, and ritual methods of this paratheatre medium.
Entry by interview and/or invitation. Facilitated by Antero Alli
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LAB FEES, ENTRY INTERVIEW
Participation by invitation and/or interview.
Three or four Labs occur each year. Labs run seven to
nine weeks and meet for one 3-hour night per week.
BASICS Lab fees for Newbies is $200. for eight weeks.
Lab fees for Vets with 2 previous BASICS Labs run less
($120. to $200. depending on duration).
The Entry Interview Process
For Those Interested in Participating
introductory reading material
ORIENTATION and THE PHYSICAL WARM-UP CYCLE
suggested reading for those wishing participation
questions and answers about paratheatre
Video Clips, Public Event History, Past Lab Reports
"Orphans of Delirium"
Clips from Paratheatre Video Documents
circa 1991, 1999, 2004, 2012
Public Performance and Event History
since 1990; the SF Bay area & beyond
Past Lab Themes and Ritual Journal Entries
by Antero and others
related sites -- intermedia performance -- dream research