JULIAN SIMEON in "Dreambody/Earthbody"

Seven individuals prepare and execute a ritual choreography of movements
recalled from their nocturnal dreams where they bypass dream analysis in
favor of tapping the Unconscious as a wellspring of creative force
unleashed in patterns of motion, form, presence, and sound.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 21st at 7:30pm
SEBASTOPOL MASONIC HALL, 373 N. Main St., Sebastopol
Julian Simeon shares his experiences working with Paratheatre director
Antero Alli
(since 1980) and his participation in "DREAMBODY/EARTHBODY".
Admission: $5-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds
Julian will host a Q&A after the video.


"It is remarkable how using movements remembered from dreams
seems to unleash powerful memories and feelings from the unconscious.
The participants use movement and vocalizing to experience these
unleashed forces and one can easily see that they are surrendering
to a deep and authentic kind of inner revelation, quite different
from what one normally sees actors doing in a theater."
- David Finkelstein, (4 stars out of 5)




Since 1977 I have been developing a paratheatre medium inspired by the late Polish theatre visionary, Jerzy Grotowski, integrating methods of physical theatre, dance, Zazen meditation, and vocalization to access and express the internal landscape. Seven individuals trained in paratheatre methods perform a ritual choreography with movements recalled from their nocturnal dreams to experience firsthand the overlays between daytime and dreamtime realities -- by engaging movements originating in their dreams and enacting them while fully awake. This video also features a demonstration of paratheatre methods, participant interviews, and a musical score by Sylvi Alli, who also appears as "Naiad, a dreamtime entity". - Antero Alli

Featuring Antero Alli, Sylvi Alli, Robin Coomer, Jeffrey Fisher, Steve Mobia, Lori Salomon, Marianne Shine, Julian Simeon, Nick Walker, and Alaska Yamada. Edited by Chris Odell & Antero Alli. Music by Sylvi Alli. Videography by Antero Alli. Produced by ParaTheatrical ReSearch. Written and directed by Antero Alli.


SYLVI ALLI AS "NAIAD" in "dreambody/earthbody"

"dreambody/earthbody": Interview with Antero Alli
by Isabel Fondevila for A.T.A. (January 14, 2013)

The Paratheatrical Dreaming Ritual
The inner & outer workings explained

Interview with Guboo Ted Thomas
Aboriginie elder on the dreamtime


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