Summer 2017
ANCESTORS' Lab/Ritual Camp

July 2 to August 9 in Portland and the Oregon Coast
Sunday July 2nd, Noon to 2pm, pre-Lab meeting at the Alli House
July 9 - Aug. 6.
Five Sundays, 7:15pm to 10:15pm ~ indoors at PWNW, PDX
August 7 - 9. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday campout on the Oregon Coast
Facilitated by Antero and Sylvi Alli -- Reserved for those with 1 or more previous Lab's experience.

Group campsite on the Oregon Coast

Research, Lab Intent, and the Campsite
This non-performance Lab will not culminate in any public production. Our research starts with finding a simple song (with or w/o lyrics), a short prayer, or poem from our ancestral heritage. These references will be used to access our ancestral sources and their expression through vocal creations, movement, and ritual. We'll also build personal ancestral altars to use during each session. The day after our fifth Sunday night indoor session, we carpool to the Oregon Coast for camping and ritual work; the campsite is heavily forested with close access to the beaches. We camp over night Monday and Tuesday August 7th & 8th and, depart the campsite by Noon Wednesday August 9th.

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 FEE: $80
(cash prefered) and more Camping details
Campsite fees included in LAB fee. We leave PDX (carpool) Monday Aug 7th between 11am and Noon and, arrive at the campsite between 2pm and 3pm 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.

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

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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