NOTE: all Workshops and Performances suspended until further notice.





 

~ DOCUMENTATION ~
THE DIRECTORS, VIDEOS, NEW WORKBOOK, PARTICIPANT STORIES,
DIRECTOR
INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES, PARATHEATRE MANIFESTO





"Bardoville" (performance, May 2017; Portland) -- click image for details
The Poet performs his work, accidentally invoking the spirits trapped in his words.


THE DIRECTORS
Sylvi Alli, Music director & Vocal training
Antero Alli, Artistic director & Paratheatrical training

VIDEO DOCUMENTS
Performance & Non-performance modalities (since 1991)

THE NEW WORKBOOK (2020)
"STATE OF EMERGENCE"
Experiments in Group Ritual Dynamics




"Fallen Monsters" (May 2018 rehearsal for performance; Portland OR; click image)
Children playing with masks that transform them into gentle monsters



PARTICIPANT STORIES
from those who have done this work

DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS
On various facets of this work

ARTICLES & ESSAYS
On Paratheatre and related topics

PARATHEATRE MANIFESTO
"Undoing The World" by Antero Alli



~ THE WORK ~
FOUR STAGES OF WORK (Video), THE ASOCIAL CLIMATE, NO-FORM,
TRIGGER METHODS, THE FIVE INTENTIONS, RITUAL FACILITATOR,
MUSES DIALOGUE, and THE DREAMING RITUAL




NOTES ON THE ABOVE VIDEO
A group of seven demonstrates what typically occurs in the
first hour of a 3-hour session (condensed to 10 minutes):
1) The physical warm-up 2) Non-directional jogging
3) No-Form practice 4) Conscious projection.



THE ASOCIAL CLIMATE
The social bypass of paratheatrical process

NO-FORM: THE CRUX OF THIS MEDIUM
Inner and outer adjustments; source work

TRIGGER METHODS
The ritual technology within this medium

THE 5 INTENTIONS
On advancement in this work



"Dreaming Rituals" Lab/Video (2012; Berkeley CA)
click image for info
Choreography created from movements recalled from nocturnal dreams


THE RITUAL FACILITATOR
On Set, Setting, and Guidelines for Group Work

NOTES ON THE MUSES DIALOGUE
Pearls and Perils of Courting the Muses

THE DREAMING RITUAL
Choreography of movements recalled from dreams
Click this for video production details



~ HISTORY ~
HOW THIS MEDIUM CAME ABOUT, THEMES FROM PAST LABS,
LIST OF PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS, PRODUCTION HISTORY




"Escape from Chapel Perilous" (Dec. 2018 performance; Portland OR) click image
After living souls leave their bodies, do they yearn to return to their mortal coils?



THE HISTORY OF THIS PARATHEATRE MEDIUM
Where, How and When; 1977 genesis to present day

LIST OF PAST LAB THEMES
1996 - 2019; with ritual journal entires

LIST OF PAST PARTICIPANTS
since 1977

PRODUCTION HISTORY
Seattle, Portland, SF/Berkeley



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VERTICAL POOL PRODUCTIONS
Films, Books, and Music by Antero and Sylvi

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