~ VIDEO DOCUMENTS ~


Between 1992 and 2017, a series of video documents were produced on various aspects of this paratheatre work, in both performance and non-performance modalities. Underlined titles link to clips of excerpts from workshops, rehearsals, performances. Scroll down to the next section below to watch full-length Paratheatre Video documents, "dreambody/earthbody" (2012), "A Turbulence of Muses" (2016) and "Bardoville" (2017) in their entirety. -- Antero Alli



"ARCHAIC COMMUNITY" (1992) workshop
LAB THEME: HOW RITUALS WORK WITHOUT DOGMA
In this clip, the women maintain the power of Yin in the center,
as the men access the power of Yang at the periphery. Men circle
in towards the center but must await invitation from a woman to
enter the Circle. Page 65 in "Towards an Archeology fo the Soul"
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"CRUX" #1 (1999) workshop
LAB THEME: THE CRUCIFIXION ARCHETYPE
These rituals were designed to expose the crux of what each participant
was living for, not as a concept but as direct experience and embodiment
of the question itself. Page 159 in "Towards an Archeology of the Soul";
also see CRUX interview. Click this for production details

 "CRUX" #2 (1999) workshop
LAB THEME: THE CRUCIFIXION ARCHETYPE
These rituals were designed to expose the crux of what each participant
was living for, not as a concept but as direct experience and embodiment
of the question itself. Page 159 in "Towards an Archeology of the Soul";
also see CRUX interview. Click this for production details

 

"ORPHANS OF DELIRIUM" (2004) Performance
Rituals were developed to catalyze initiatic experience and the formation
of rituals of initiation to expose participants to experiences they had
no previous knowledge of and no maps or models to explain them.
Click this for Director's Ritual Journal
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"dreambody/earthbody #1"(2012) workshop
This clip demonstrates the 5-phase physical Warm Up cycle that begins
every ParaTheatrical ReSearch lab session. The full video presents a
dreaming ritual by a group using movements from their dreams.
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"dreambody/earthbody #2"(2012) workshop
This clip demonstrates the 3-part process of No-Form, Projection, No-Form.
The full video presents a dreaming ritual by a group using movements
from their dreams. Click this for source material for this project
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"dreambody/earthbody #3"(2012) workshop
This clip demonstrates the dreaming ritual by a group using movements
from their dreams. Click this for source material for this project
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"A Turbulence of Muses #1"(2016) Performance
LAB THEME: THE MUSES ARCHETYPE and THE POET RIMBAUD
A symbolist ritual. Eight characters represent aspects of the poet Rimbaud
undergoing a series of experiments in the derangement of all the senses to
create poetry. An excerpt from the dress rehearsal Dec. 2016 in Portland OR.
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"A Turbulence of Muses #2"(2016) rehearsal
LAB THEME: THE MUSES ARCHETYPE and THE POET RIMBAUD
A symbolist ritual. Eight characters represent aspects of the poet Rimbaud
undergoing a series of experiments in the derangement of all the senses to
create poetry. An excerpt from the tech rehearsal Dec. 2016 in Portland OR.
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"Bardoville" #1 (2017) rehearsal
An intermedia performance ritual. A poet performs a series of poems
amidst an uprising of 2-faced characters. Excerpt from a rehearsal.
Rehearsals in March/April 2017 in Portland OR.
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"Bardoville" #2 (2017) Performance
An intermedia performance ritual. A poet performs a series of poems
amidst an uprising of 2-faced characters. Excerpt from performance.
Performances May 12-14, 2017 in Portland OR.
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"Bardoville" #3 (2017) Performance
An intermedia performance ritual. A poet performs a series of poems
amidst an uprising of 2-faced characters. Excerpt from performance.
Performances May 12-14, 2017 in Portland OR.
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"dreambody/earthbody" ~ "A Turbulence of Muses" ~"Bardoville"
To watch these Paratheatre Documents in their entirety click images below

 


(2012; 80 min.)



(2016; 39 min.)



(2017; 42 min.)


NOTE: available on DVD "ORPHANS OF DELIRIUM".
"Crux" and "Archaic Community" not available on dvd.
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PRESS REVIEWS
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BARDOVILLE
by Oregon ArtsWatch

 


DREAMBODY/EARTHBODY
by filmthreat.com

 


ORPHANS OF DELIRIUM
by filmthreat.com

 


CRUX
by Trip Magazine (Seattle)

 


CRUX
by East Bay Express (Berkeley)

 


ARCHAIC COMMUNITY
by Community Catalyst (Seattle)

 

 


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