Autumn 2018
The Labyrinth ~ Performance Lab
11 Sunday nights, Sept. 16th to Nov. 25th, 7:15pm to 10:15pm
plus Nov. 27 Tech & Nov. 28 Dress; 4 Performances. Nov 29 - Dec 2
* Reserved for those with previous Paratheatre experience and by invitation from director.


 


The Labyrinth Archetype and Chapel Perilous


The Labyrinth archetype represents a spiritual journey through the internal landscape -- its secret chambers and rooms, its spiral pathways and corridors, many leading to dead ends with few escapes from the complex weave of Psyche. This 11-week Labyrinth Lab will explore multiple internal sources through solo and group rituals of worship, repetition, and escape. In addition to our ongoing practice of paratheatre methods, pantomime technique will also be introduced to create the illusion of opening and closing doors.

Our exploration of multiple sources (linked by imaginary doors) will serve as the foundation for developing the performance of "ESCAPE FROM CHAPEL PERILOUS!" (premiering Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & 2 plus Thursday Nov 29th Preview). The poetry of Sylvia Plath (from her "Crossing the Water" series) will be spoken as sermons delivered by the Chapel priest (Ed Welsh). The rest of the characters in "Chapel Perilous" are living ghosts - souls projected out of their living human bodies - performing repetitive rituals of various points of worship, or obsession, until their eventual escape and return to embodiment.

-- Antero Alli , Artistic director
-- Sylvi Alli, Musical director

 


PARTICIPANTS
ANTERO ALLI, SYLVI ALLI, LINDSAY REICH,
MEMORIE EDEN, PATTON SMALL, MAPLE HOLMES,
ED WELSH, HELIA RASTI
, JOGEN SALZBERG.