ANTERO ALLI and SYLVI ALLI
Artistic Director & Paratheatre Training
In 1977 Antero was inspired by the Paratheatre of Jerzy Grotowski and used his early theatrical experience and training to develop his own paratheatre medium -- documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003), in four videos (1992-2012), and in academia by Nicoletta Isar, Professor at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University. Between 1975 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 2015, Antero moved to Portland OR with his wife, the singer/composer Sylvi Alli, to continue their paratheatre group work. His symbolist ritual, "A Turbulence of Muses" (text by Arthur Rimbaud) premiered in Portland on December, 2, 3 & 4, 2016.
Chronology of Paratheatre Development (1970 to Present)
Mime, Theatre, and Paratheatre (since 1972)
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". Her deep background experience in ParaTheatrical ReSearch (since 1996) has informed her unique "embodied voice" approach to singing and teaching others. Sylvi has acted in many of Antero's films and contributed her music to their soundtracks. She currently resides in Portland Oregon as Musical Director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch. Recently, she performed as "Rimbaud" in the paratheatrical production of "A Turbulence of Muses". Sylvi is currently auditioning female singers for EVE, Experimental Vocal Ensemble.
E.V.E. (Experimental Vocal Ensemble)
SYLVI on "EMBODIED VOICE" work
PERFORMANCE, VISION STATEMENT, CONTACTS
PARATHEATRE INTO PERFORMANCE
As of Jan. 2017, Zero Labs (entry level work) will no longer be offered.
Weekend Training Intensives (Sat/Sun; 6 hours each day) are periodically
scheduled for new participants with the option of continuing in Paratheatre
Labs (10-16 weeks) to develop new experimental theatre works.
Training Intensives, Labs, Performances in Portland, Oregon.
Antero Alli, Artistic Director; Sylvi Alli, Music Director
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