The ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX Workspace (PerformanceWorks Northwest)
RITUAL-BASED PHYSICAL THEATRE
in training and performance
~ PORTLAND, OREGON USA ~
We train and perform within a medium of Paratheatre that combines
methods of physical theatre & dance, vocalization, and meditation to
access and express the internal landscape of autonomous forces in
the Body. This work occurs in an asocial climate that supports
a group unity honoring individual integrity and autonomy.
Those reaching proficiency in this medium may be invited
to join us in our next intermedia performance ritual.
Antero Alli, Artistic director
Sylvi Alli, Music director
NEWS & UPDATES!
Upcoming Workshops, Performances, Events
NEXT PRODUCTION, MISSION STATEMENT, WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO, F.A.Q.
Premiere: Nov 29, 30, Dec. 1 & 2 at PerformanceWorksNW, PDX
Written & directed by Antero Alli. With poetry by Sylvia Plath.
click image for details
ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX is an intermedia physical theatre company
combining spontaneous ritual dynamics, vocal incantations, improvised and
composed music & songs, film, and spoken poetry to explore the metaphysical
dimensions of human existence. We don't do social, political, or morality issues
or conventional stage plays. We aim to incite visceral and spiritual resonances
in the audience as a direct stimulus to the Poetic Imagination.
- Antero Alli, artistic director.
WHO WE ARE
Sylvi Alli, Music director & Voice training
Antero Alli, Artistic director & Paratheatre training
ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX ~ Past, Present & Future
WHAT WE DO
Labs, Workshps, Performances
History and current developments
5-Phase Physical Warm-Up that starts each Paratheatre session
WEEKEND INTENSIVES and PERFORMANCE LABS
Weekend Training Intensives (6 hrs/day) are offered every Feb. & Sept.
to introduce the basic principles and methods of this Paratheatre medium.
Performance Labs (11 weeks; Sunday nights) occur in Spring and Fall for
those joining us in the creation of our next intermedia performance ritual.
Non-performance Labs (5-7 weeks) are reserved for those with
previous Paratheatre experience and commence every summer.
Weekend Paratheatre Training Intensive
Sat. & Sun. Sept. 8 & 9, Noon to 6pm each day
PARATHEATRE TRAINING - ORIENTATION
For those considering participation in this work
Performance Lab - The Labyrinth
Sept 16 - Dec 2; Paratheatre experience required
"Fallen Monsters" rehearsal May 2018; click image for production details
VIDEOS & REVIEWS
Paratheatre video documents and press reviews
PAST & PRESENT PARTICIPANTS
Partial List of Those Who have Done This Work
Stories from participants
ARTIFACTS, INTERVIEWS, PARATHEATRE WRITINGS, PRODUCTION HISTORY
"Soror Mystica" performance Dec 2017 -- click image for details
The Workbook, DVDs, Music CDs
INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS
Discussions on paratheatre
STATE OF EMERGENCE: Parts 1-5
Paratheatre Manifesto by Antero Alli
ESSAYS & ARTICLES
On Paratheatre and related topics
performances staged since 1972
PARATHEATRE LINKS, OUR E-LIST, CONTACTS, SITE MAP
paratheatre sites -- intermedia performers -- dreaming cultures
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Address all other correspondence to:
(503) 299-4064 - record message (no texting)
Copyright © 1977 - 2018
All Rites Reversed