Artistic Director & Paratheatre Training
Between 1973 and 1980, Antero taught or performed Mime (trained by Keith Berger) including writing and directlng two full-length Mime plays ("A Child's Favor", 1974 and "Circles", 1975). . In 1977, he encountered the Paratheatre of Jerzy Grotowski inspiring him to develop his own paratheatrical medium -- as documented in his books, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003) and "State of Emergence" (Falcon Press, 2020), in numerous videos (1991 to 2020), and by Nicoletta Isar, Professor at Copenhagen University. Between 1977 and 2018, Antero wrote, directed, and/or performed in numerous experimental theatre productions. Between 1993 and 2020, Antero wrote and directed thirteen feature-length art films including "The Greater Circulation", a critically acclaimed cinematic treatment of Rainer Maria Rilke's "Requiem for a Friend" and "The Invisible Forest", a tribute to French Surrealist, Antonin Artaud. During the covid pandemic, his feature art film "The Vanishing Field" premiered on YouTube.
PARATHEATRICAL WORK INTERVIEWS
Music Director & Voice Training
After extensive training in classical piano, Sylvi turned to painting and between 1976-93, her art was shown in galleries in the U.S. and Europe. In 1989, she began her journey into ambient/industrial electronic music and in 1995, she started singing. These elements soon combined in the development of soundtracks for dance, theatre and cinema projects. Sylvi has scored the songs and music for most of Antero's films & theatre since 1989. In 1996, she starred in "Lily in Limbo", a 27-minute poetry film. Her music CDs include "Too Near the Ghosts", "Dream of the Blue Moth", "Under a Shipwrecked Moon", "A Hundred Birds", "Vessel", "Flamingos" and "The Book of Jane". She has acted in many of her husband's films and performed in their paratheatrical productions. Her deep background in Paratheatre (since 1996) inspired her unique "embodied voice" approach to singing through movement. She has served as Music Director and Vocal Instructor for ParaTheatrical ReSearch since 2010.
MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD
Interview on "THE EMBODIED VOICE"
ParaTheatrical ReSearch History
1977 to present day
Paratheatre Video Documents
1991 to present day