Seven individuals prepare and execute a ritual choreography of movements
recalled from their nocturnal dreams. This process bypasses dream analysis
in favor of tapping the personal and collective Unconscious as a wellspring
of creative force unleashed in motion, form, presence, and sound.
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"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, filmthreat.com (4 stars out of 5)
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Antero Alli - Ritualist/Filmmaker/author
In 1977 Antero was inspired by the Paratheatre of Jerzy Grotowski and with his his early theatrical experience and training, he created his own paratheatre medium -- as documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003), in four videos (1992-2012), and in 2008 by Nicoletta Isar, Professor at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University. Between 1971 and 2005, Antero wrote, directed, and performed in numerous experimental theatre productions. Between 2005 and 2015, Antero stopped creating theatre to write and direct a series of feature-length art films including "The Greater Circulation" (2005; 93 min) a critically acclaimed cinematic treatment of poet Rainer Maria Rilke's "Requiem for a Friend" and "The Invisible Forest" (2008; 111 min) featuring the radical ideas of French Surrealist, Antonin Artaud. In Autumn 2015, Antero moved to Portland OR with his wife, the singer/composer Sylvi Alli to continue their paratheatre work and to develop performance works of experimental theatre.
"dreambody/earthbody": Interview with Antero Alli
by Isabel Fondevila for A.T.A. (January 14, 2013)
Antero Alli - Paratheatre Bio
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