The DREAMING RITUAL Lab
A non-performance Lab facilitated by Antero and Sylvi Alli
8 WEEKS: MARCH 10th to APRIL 28th, 2019
SUNDAY NIGHTS from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
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This non-performance oriented Lab will focus on the craft (methods) of this Paratheatre medium. We will develop a ritual choreography from three to five movements recalled from our nocturnal dreams. We'll bypass dream analysis in favor of expressing the forces innate to the dreamscape through movement, presence, ritual, and vocal creations. When performed, this dreaming ritual can evoke the images, emotions, and the power of the dreaming while fully awake (this dreaming ritual has been explored in previous Labs since 1987). A parallel theme of "empowerment" will also be emphasized through rituals exposing habits of personal power loss to minimize the ways we disempower ourselves. Sylvi will introduce her embodied voice methods to amplify and integrate these ritual dynamics.
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Our focus on craft involves the application of five
different intentions to sources we'll be engaging:
- Merging (identification; becoming the source)
- Service (expressing source through you without becoming it)
- Surrender (full-body offering of self to source)
- Sustaining Care (what I love or care most about source)
- Inquiry (asking questions of the source)
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PARTICIPANT LIST, CONTACT
Berkeley group demonstrating dreaming rituals (Sylvi Alli, music)
excerpted from "dreambody/earthbody" video document (2012)
ANTERO ALLI, SYLVI ALLI, JOGEN SALZBERG,
LINDSAY REICH, MAPLE HOLMES, MEMORIE EDEN,
HELIA RASTI, ED WELSH, MAGGIE MEDLIN, KISEI COSTENBADER
Antero Alli & Sylvi Alli
from "A Turbulence of Muses" (Dec 2016 performance)
Antero Alli is founder/director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch (since 1977), a somatic training process that combines methods of physical theatre, dance, and meditation to access and express the internal landscape. Antero's work is documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" and numerous videos. Since 1976, he has written and directed a series of experimental theatre works and underground feature films.
Sylvi Alli is an accomplished singer and musician. Since 1996, her embodied voice work has been deeply influenced by the dynamic somatic processes of ParaTheatre. Sylvi has produced eight CDs of her original music and songs, including numerous soundtracks for Antero's films. Sylvi and Antero have been in artistic collaboration since 1990.
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