Sunday Sept. 22, 11:30am to 5:30pm
PerformanceWorks NW, 4625 SE 67th Ave (nr Foster) PDX.
Antero Alli, instructor.
ParaTheatrical ReSearch workspace (PerformanceWorks NW, PDX)
"Inspired by the early work of Jerzy Grotowski, this medium of Paratheatre
I've been developing (since 1977) combines methods of physical theatre,
dance, ritual, and Zazen meditation to access and express the internal
landscape of autonomous forces in the Body. Though I can't say this work
is for everybody, it seems to appeal most to those seeking a safe space
to explore their visceral responses to spiritual sources." - Antero Alli
3 AREAS OF PARATHEATRE WORK
in a non-performance oriented setting
Direct intuitive contact with sources of energy in the physical
and energetic bodies towards their spontaneous expression
in presence, movement, action, gesture, and vocal creations.
Application of paratheatre trigger methods (of inner and
outer actions) to support the expression of source work.
Exposure and release of repressed emotions, fears,
resistances, and denied aspects of oneself that inhibit
or diminish creative response and self-acceptance.
OVERALL AIMS OF THIS TRAINING
-- accessing the internal landscape towards full-bodied expression
-- flexibility of the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual bodies
-- new methods of movement, vocalization, concentration
PREREQUISITES, WHAT TO EXPECT, SAFETY
The 5-phase Physical Warm-up that starts each Paratheatre session
No previous dance or theatre experience required (though physical fitness, stamina, and some meditation experience can be an advantage). This work occurs in a non-performance oriented, asocial environment; please refrain from socializing as you enter the workspace and during the workshop itself. Bring a bottle of water (or tea) for hydration and a light protein-based snack to consume during a 15-minute break each day around 3pm. Wear clothes to move freely in (without corporate logos &/or images). We work in a scent-free zone; no perfumes or colognes, please.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You can expect to work. This workshop is visceral, nonverbal, and experiential; expect to move and be moved. Expect to confront self-imposed limitations, movement cliches, and other habits inhibiting spontaneous, creative response. Very little group interaction occurs during this training; the methods are practiced alone with others.
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This work can incite catharsis and strong emotions. Participants are asked to be responsible for their own safety and well being in response to potential internal upsets and overwhelms. Making yourself safe is not taught here but explored in a trial-by-error spirit of personal experimentation. If you are unwilling to be responsible for your personal safety, you are discouraged from participating until you feel ready to do so.
Group demonstration of No-Form and Conscious Projection methods
WORKSHOP FEE, RESERVATIONS, REFUND POLICIES
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP FEE & THE WAITING LIST
A shorter version of this weekend workshop is scheduled for
Sunday September 22nd from 11:30am to 5:30pm (Fee: $75)
Limited to 11. $35 deposit reserves your spot in this workshop.
NOTE: As of Sept. 16th, one space is still available.
The One-day workshop deposits & payments non-refundable
after Sept. 15th. Credit can be applied to ParaTheatrical ReSearch products.
Address all correspondence to Antero
About the Instructor
Antero Alli is artistic director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX. His paratheatre work is documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003), in videos and in academia by Nicoletta Isar, Professor at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University. Antero has written, directed, and produced numerous experimental theatre works (since 1975) and thirteen underground feature films (since 1993). He resides in Portland with his wife, the singer/performer Sylvi Alli.
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NOTE: all ParaTheatrical ReSearch workshops and productions will be discontinued after September 2019, marking the end of a 42-year era of facilitating and directing paratheatrical group dynamics and performances. - Antero