Summer 2017
ANCESTORS' Lab/Ritual Camp

July 9 - Aug. 6.
Five Sundays, 7:15pm to 10:15pm ~ indoors at PWNW, PDX
plus...Mon/Tues/Wed Aug. 7-9 campout in the Columbia River Gorge
NOTE: mandatory pre-Lab meetup Sunday July 2nd, Noon to 2pm, at Antero & Sylvi's house.
Facilitated by Antero and Sylvi Alli -- Reserved for those with 1 or more previous Lab's experience.



PRE-LAB MEET UP: Sunday July 2nd, Noon to 2pm
This mandatory pre-Lab meet-up (at Antero & Sylvi's house) covers altar-building details and orientation to this Lab which differs from any previous Lab presented in Portland. We will discuss the role the ancestral bioregion - the specific topography - plays in shaping our ancestral culture over many centuries. We will look at how images of our ancestral landscape, our family photographs, our altars, and our chosen ancestral song (or poem or prayer) creates a psychic focus for opening the ancestral memory portals.

Lab Research and Intent
Our research involves finding a simple song (with or w/o lyrics), a short prayer or poem from our ancestral heritage to trigger and access the ancestral sources we'll be embodying in vocal creations, movement, and ritual. The intent: to cultivate a deeper receptivity and expression of the ancestral currents and spirit within us all. We'll build personal ancestral altars to use during each ritual to focus this intention. The day after our fifth Sunday night indoor session, we travel up the Columbia River Gorge for three days and two nights of camping and ritual work.


Our campsite includes a flat ritual dance area (with a fire pit!) surrounded by a forest


LAB FEE: $90 (cash prefered) and CAMPING details
Note: if one more person signs up, the Lab fee will be $80. each

Campsite fees included in LAB fee. We will be camping on private forested land about two hours drive from PDX deep in the Columbia River Gorge. We carpool on Monday Aug 7th between 11am and Noon and, arrive at the campsite around 2pm the same day. Everyone brings their own food, cookware, sleeping bags, tents, water. We sleep over Monday and Tuesday nights and depart the campsite Wednesday Aug 9th. More details provided as departure time nears.

NOTE: This ANCESTORS' Lab is reserved for those with at least one full Paratheatre Lab
experience (7 weeks), however, preference will be given to those who have undergone
2 or more Labs. Limited to ten participants.


Antero Alli, Sylvi Alli
, Miriam Sluis, Memorie Eden, Maple Holmes,
Wes Martusewicz, Cibyl Kavan, Ed Welsh, Hank Peterson

This physical vessel embodies the Subconscious, the internal landscape,
the pulse of vital organs, circulations of biosystems, electricity, blood & bones,
invisible to the mind until this mind turns around and faces its very own unknown,
listens for signals, feels for impulses, catches the scent of itself, this body vessel
containing the mysteries of past present future memories.
Ancestors riding the coattails of our breathing.

- A. Alli


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