Updated August 5,, 2020
This website documents a group ritual technology initiated by Antero Alli
in 1977 combining methods of physical theatre, vocalization, and meditation.
This somatic discipline mirrors Carl Jung's active imagination for making the
Unconscious, conscious in time-intensive non-performance oriented Labs.
When a given group reaches proficiency in this medium, performances
are developed and staged with participants under Antero's direction.
Click this to watch videos of these paratheatrical processes.
NOTE: as of Autumn Equinox 2019, all workshop Labs and
Performance Rituals were discontinued ending a 42-year era
of ParaTheatrical ReSearch under the direction of Antero Alli.
~ DOCUMENTATION; 1977 to 2019 ~
THE DIRECTORS, THE WORKBOOK, EVOLUTION OF THIS MEDIUM,
RITUAL THEMES and LAB REPORTS, PRODUCTION HISTORY,
INTERVIEWS, ESSAYS, PARATHEATRE MANIFESTO
from our final production -- Dec. 2018 in Portland OR. (click image)
"ESCAPE FROM CHAPEL PERILOUS"
Sylvi Alli, Music director & Vocal training
Antero Alli, Artistic director & Paratheatre training
"TOWARDS AN ARCHEOLOGY OF THE SOUL"
Paratheatre workbook by Antero Alli & Friends
EVOLUTION OF THIS PARATHEATRE MEDIUM
Early influences and chronology of turning points
RITUAL THEMES & LAB REPORTS
Focal points of group work and particpant notes
Performances in Seattle, Portland, SF/Berkeley
Paratheatre origins and developments
"A Turbulence of Muses" (Dec. 2016; Portland OR; click image for info)
Testimonials from past participants
PAST PARTICIPANT LIST
Those who have done this work
INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS
On various facets of paratheatre
ESSAYS & ARTICLES
On Paratheatre and related topics
STATE OF EMERGENCE: Parts 1-5
Paratheatre Manifesto by Antero Alli
~ THE WORK ITSELF ~
AN ASOCIAL APPROACH, GROUP FACILITATION, TRIGGER METHODS, NO-FORM,
THE 5 INTENTIONS, VERTICALITY, THE MUSES DIALOGUE, DREAMING RITUALS
"Dreaming Rituals" Lab/Video (2012; Berkeley CA) click image for info
AN "ASOCIAL" APPROACH
Prequisite Conditions for Paratheatre work
ON GROUP RITUAL FACILITATION
Guidelines for initiating group work
PARATHEATRE TRIGGER METHODS
Inner and outer actions; technique work
NO-FORM: THE CRUX OF PARATHEATRE
Inner and outer adjustments; source work
"Orphans of Delirium" performance (March 2004; San Francisco CA)
click image for details
THE 5 INTENTIONS
On advancement in this paratheatre work
NOTES ON VERTICALITY
The most fundamental sourcework in paratheatre
ON THE MUSES DIALOGUE
Pearls and Perils of Courting the Muses
DREAMING RITUAL WORKINGS
Ritual choreography using movements from dreams
Click this for video production details
FUTURE WORKS FROM ANTERO AND SYLVI
and SITE MAP, PARATHEATRICAL LINKS, CONTACTS
"Soror Mystica" (December 2017 in Portland OR) click image for info
ANTERO AND SYLVI ---> FUTURE WORKS
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