September 14 & 15, 2019. -- Noon to 6pm each day
PerformanceWorks NW, 4625 SE 67th Ave (nr Foster) PDX.
Antero Alli. instructor.
ParaTheatrical ReSearch workspace (PerformanceWorks NW, PDX)
"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
in a non-performance oriented setting
Direct intuitive contact with sources of energy in the physical
and energetic bodies towards their spontaneous expression
in presence, movement, action, gesture, and vocal creations.
Application of paratheatre trigger methods (of inner and
outer actions) to support the expression of source 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
The 5-phase Physical Warm-up that starts each Paratheatre session
No previous dance or theatre experience required (though physical fitness, stamina, and some meditation experience can be an advantage). This work occurs in a non-performance oriented, 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
You can expect to work. This workshop is visceral, nonverbal, and experiential; expect to move and be moved. Expect to confront self-imposed limitations, movement cliches, and other habits inhibiting spontaneous, creative response. Very little group interaction occurs during this training; the methods are practiced alone with others.
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This work 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 overwhelms. Making yourself safe is not taught here but explored in a trial-by-error spirit of personal experimentation. If you are unwilling to be responsible for your personal safety, you are discouraged from participating until you feel ready to do so.
Group demonstration of No-Form and Conscious Projection methods
WORKSHOP FEE, RESERVATIONS, CONTACT POINTS
WORKSHOP FEE & RESERVING YOUR SPOT
FEE: $120 (Noon to 6pm each day, Sat&Sun)
This workshop has always filled up well before it starts.
Early sign-ups strongly recommended. Limited to 11.
NOTE: As of July 5th, this weekend workshop has filled up.
A wait list has been set up in the event of pre-workshop
dropouts (it does happen); if you want on this wait list,
e-mail Antero at: email@example.com
RESERVATION: Pay by PayPal
To reserve your spot, send $40 deposit via PayPal to:
firstname.lastname@example.org -- Please include your name,
e-mail and note "Paratheatre Deposit" (balance of $80
cash due at the workshop).
RESERVATION:: Non-PayPal Payment
Bank check or postal money order payable to Antero Alli,
and mailed to: Antero Alli, P.O. Box 19382, Portland 97280.
Include your name, e-mail with a note "Paratheatre Deposit"
NOTE: Deposits & payments non-refundable after Sept. 10th
Credit can be applied to future Paratheatre workshops
or to ParaTheatrical ReSearch artifacts and products.
Address all questions to: email@example.com
or call 503-299-4064 and leave a mesage (no texts, please)
About the Instructor
Antero Alli is artistic director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX. His paratheatre work is documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" (Vertical Pool, 2003), in 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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