Updated September 18, 2020
This website documents an asocial group ritual technology initiated by
Antero Alli in 1977 combining methods of physical theatre, vocalization,
and standing meditation to access and express autonomous forces in
the Body as the living embodiment of the so-called Subconscious mind.
This work mirrors (but does not replicate) Carl Jung's active imagination
for making the Unconscious, conscious in dynamic visceral explorations.
When any given group reached proficiency in this medium, performances
were 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 Workshops, Labs and
Performance Rituals were suspended until further notice.
(2020; 35 min.)
Wherein director Antero Alli discusses paratheatrical work
~ DOCUMENTATION ~
THE DIRECTORS, ORIENTATION, THE WORKBOOK, EVOLUTION OF MEDIUM,
PRODUCTION HISTORY, TESTIMONIALS, INTERVIEWS, ESSAYS,
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 & Paratheatrical training
Principles, techniques, & terms of this work
"TOWARDS AN ARCHEOLOGY OF THE SOUL"
Paratheatrical workbook by Antero Alli & Friends
EVOLUTION OF THIS MEDIUM
Early influences and chronology of turning points
Performances in Seattle, Portland, SF/Berkeley
"A Turbulence of Muses" (Dec. 2016; Portland OR; click image for info)
Testimonials and lab reports
PAST PARTICIPANT LIST
Those who have done this work
INTERVIEWS & PODCASTS
On various facets of this work
ESSAYS & ARTICLES
On Paratheatrical topics
~ THE WORK ITSELF ~
ASOCIAL APPROACH, THE RITUAL FACILITATOR, TRIGGER METHODS, NO-FORM,
THE 5 INTENTIONS, VERTICALITY, THE MUSES DIALOGUE, DREAMING RITUALS
"Dreaming Rituals" Lab/Video (2012; Berkeley CA) click image for info
ASOCIAL GROUP RITUAL DYNAMICS
The social bypass of paratheatrical process
THE RITUAL FACILITATOR
On Set, Setting, and Guidelines for Group Work
The ritual technology of this medium
NO-FORM: THE CRUX OF THIS MEDIUM
Inner and outer adjustments; source work
"Bardoville" performance (May 2017; Portland OR)
click image for details
THE 5 INTENTIONS
On advancement in this work
Initiation to the internal landscape
THE MUSES DIALOGUE
Pearls and Perils of Courting the Muses
DREAMING RITUAL WORKINGS
Choreography of movements recalled from dreams
Click this for video production details
LIST OF PAST LAB THEMES
1996 onwards with journal entires
FUTURE WORKS FROM ANTERO AND SYLVI
and SITE MAP, PARATHEATRICAL LINKS, CONTACT
"Soror Mystica" (December 2017 in Portland OR) click image for info
ANTERO AND SYLVI ---> FUTURE WORKS
All our future projects & products
paratheatre sites -- intermedia performers -- dreaming cultures
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