~ ORIENTATION ~
For Those Considering Participation
© Antero Alli (updated 12/26/2018)
ParaTheatrical ReSearch PDX workspace (PerformanceWorks NW, PDX)
THE OVERALL AIMS OF THIS TRAINING
- accessing the internal landscape towards its embodied expression.
- flexibility of the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.
- new ways of moving, vocalizing, and expanding presence.
- exposing previously unknown aspects of oneself to oneself
GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THIS WORK
THE 5-PHASE PHYSICAL WARM UP THAT STARTS EACH SESSION
For more details on this Warm-Up process, click this
- FEELING THE BODY DEEPLY
This work is physically demanding. Each session begins with a 25-minute, 5-phase physical warm-up to meet the overall objective of feeling the body deeply (see above video clip). Jogging is also applied to raise physical energy and implement various internal awarenesses. This adjustment supports a deeper sense of embodiment.
- A NONVERBAL APPROACH
In the initial training processes, no spoken words are used beyond the instructor's brief directions that clarify the objectives of the method or task at hand which are learned and applied in silence and/or in nonverbal embodied vocal creations. This adjustment supports awareness.
- BEING ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY
This somatic process can incite catharsis and strong emotions. Participants are asked to become responsible for their own safety and well being. This means when facing internal upsets, overwhelms and/or perceived threats, you do your best to restore your sense of safety and equillibrium - in the moment - through personal experimentation. Those unwilling to be accountable for their personal safety are discouraged from doing this work until they feel ready to do so. This adjustment supports personal autonomy and a safe workspace.
- SELF-WORK AND THE ASOCIAL CLIMATE
Group interaction rarely occurs in the initial training processes. The various methods of this work are learned in an asocial climate where attention is redirected away from other people to sources of energy in the Body towards their expression. This adjustment supports Self-commitment.
- INTIMACY WITH VOID
The crux method of this partheatre medium is a standing meditation practice refered to as "No-Form". This process demands a personal rapport and relationship with the potential state of the "Fertile Void" i.e., our comfort at being nothing. No-Form practice has two purposes: 1) to cultivate profound internal receptivity to forces in the Body for their engagement and 2) the ability to discharge these energies after each engagement (see video clip below).) This adjustment supports scrupulous ritual work.
Click this for more on No-Form practice in this medium.
- ON HANDICAPS & INJURIES
Anyone with physical ailments, handicaps and/or injuries that inhibit jogging and free-form movement are discouraged from doing this work until they heal. This training depends on listening to and hearing verbal cues; those with impaired hearing can be at significant disadvantage. Please inform the director of any handicaps and /or injuries before attending any work session.
The No-Form Circle
What To Expect, Workshop Fees, Instructor Bios, Contacts
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THIS TRAINING
You can expect to work. This training process is physically and emotionally demanding. You can expect to confront your internal and external limitations: movement cliches, resistances and rigidities, prejudices, obsolete assumptions & beliefs, and other habits that inhibit your integrity, autonomy, and spontaneous response. You can expect to increase your commitment to self-expression. If you are able and willing to fully commit to this work process, you can expect a rewarding and possibly life-changing experience.
FEES & REFUND POLICY
Weekend Training Intensives (Sat/Sun; 6 hrs each day): $120.
Performance Labs; vets only (weekly, 3 hours per session, 12 weeks): $80 to $120
Non-performance Labs; vets only (weekly, 5-8 weeks): $60-120.
In the event of withdrawal from any Training Intensive or Lab
no refunds are offered; payment can be applied as credit
to future training Labs or ParaTheatrical ReSearch products.
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INSTRUCTOR BIOS - Antero Alli, Sylvi Alli
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