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AUTUMN
2018
weekend training intensive
Sat. & Sunday Sept. 8th & 9th. Noon to 6pm each day
Portland OR - address given to those enrolled. Facilitated by Antero Alli.




"Inspired by the early work of Jerzy Grotowski, this medium of Paratheatre
I've been developing (since 1977) combines methods of physical theatre,
dance, ritual, and Zazen meditation to access and express the internal
landscape of autonomous forces in the Body. Though I can't say this work
is for everybody, it seems to appeal most to those seeking a safe space
to explore their visceral responses to spiritual sources."
- Antero Alli



3 AREAS OF PARATHEATRE WORK


SOURCE WORK
Direct intuitive contact with sources of energy in the physical
and energetic bodies towards their spontaneous expression
in presence, movement, action, gesture, and voice.

TECHNIQUE WORK
Application of paratheatre trigger methods (of inner and
outer actions) to support the expression of source work.

SHADOW WORK
Exposure and release of repressed emotions, fears,
resistances, and denied aspects of oneself that inhibit
or diminish creative response and self-acceptance.

 

OVERALL AIMS OF THIS TRAINING
-- accessing the internal landscape towards full-bodied expression
-- flexibility of the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual bodies
-- new methods of movement, vocalization, concentration



PREREQUISITES, WHAT TO EXPECT,
SAFETY, WORKSHOP FEE, CONTACTS




NO-FORM: the crux method of this Paratheatre medium
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql11IO_dAU8


PREREQUISITES
No previous dance or theatre experience required (though physical fitness, stamina, and some meditation experience can be an advantage). Be alone for at least one hour before arriving at the workspace; to collect yourself. This work occurs in an asocial environment; please refrain from socializing as you enter the workspace (and during the workshop itself). Bring a bottle of water (or tea) for hydration and a light protein-based snack to consume during a 15-minute break each day around 3pm. Wear clothes to move freely in (without corporate logos &/or images). We work in a scent-free zone; no perfumes or colognes, please.

WHAT TO EXPECT
This training process is visceral, nonverbal, and experiential; expect to move and be moved. You can expect to confront self-imposed limitations, movement cliches, and other habits inhibiting spontaneous, creative response. This is not improvisation nor is it drama therapy; very little group interaction occurs during this training. In this non-performance approach - no audience, no show & tells - Paratheatre methods are applied to gain access to vital forces in the Body/Psyche towards their embodied expression in vocal creations, movement, presence, and ritual actions.

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SAFETY
This work process can incite catharsis and strong emotions. Participants are asked to be responsible for their own safety and well being in response to potential internal upsets and emotional overwhelms. Making yourself safe is not taught but explored in a trial-by-error spirit of personal experimentation. Knowing how to make yourself safe
minimizes the often unconscious reactions of early parent/child conditioning, ie., waiting for a parent figure, or teacher, to make you safe. If you are unwilling to be responsible for your personal safety, you are discouraged from participating until you feel ready to do so.


WORKSHOP FEE
& RESERVING YOUR SPOT
$100
(for 12 hours; Noon to 6pm each day, Sat&Sun)
To reserve your spot, send $40 deposit via PayPal to:
verticalsource@gmail.com and pay the
balance of $60
at the workshop on Saturday (cash preferred).

Or make a check or money order payable to Antero Alli,
and mail to: Antero Alli, P.O. Box 19382, Portland 97280.
Please include your e-mail with a note "workshop deposit"

Deposits and payments are non-refundable after Sept. 8th.
Credit can be applied to future workshops or
ParaTheatrical ReSearch products
.

CONTACT POINTS:
Address all questions to: antero@paratheatrical.com
or call 503-299-4064 and leave a mesage (no texts, please)



ANTERO ALLI

 

Antero Alli is founder/artistic director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX. His work is documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003), in six videos and in academia by Nicoletta Isar, Professor at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University. Antero has written, directed, and produced numerous experimental theatre works (since 1975) and thirteen underground feature films (since 1993). He resides in Portland with his wife, the singer/performer Sylvi Alli.

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