The MUSES Lab
7 Sundays, 7:30pm-10pm, July 31 - Sept 11, 2016. Portland
Facilitated by Antero Alli and Sylvi Alli.
LAB INTENT & CONTEXT
Besides the ongoing development of paratheatre and voice skills, this Lab explores whatever conditions might be conducive to inviting, interacting with, and serving the Muses archetype -- not my Muses or your Muses but the Muses -- through presence, gesture, movement, dance, and vocal creations. This MUSES Lab also continues the ongoing process of paratheatre training for those motivated to develop their skills and talents in this medium.
‘The Muses’ express a numenous archetype functioning independently of ego and capable of inspiring heightened states of creativity, visionary experience, spiritual revelation, and Art:
numen (s), numina (pl)
1. A presiding divinity or spirit of a place.
2. A spirit believed by animists to inhabit certain natural phenomena or objects.
3. A spirit believed to inhabit an object or preside over a place
4. Creative energy; genius; muse.
The condition or state of being numinous.
1. Revealing or indicating the presence of a divinity; spiritual:
"Many religious practices and performances are carried out for
the sole purpose of calling forth the power of the numinosum
at will by invocation, incantation, sacrifice, etc."
2. Relating to the experience of the divine as awesome and/or
terrifying; designating that which governs the subject outside
of his or her own will.
The Muses have, over the ages, been known by many names -- daemon, genius, Holy Guardian Angel. Our intention is to engage direct experience of the Muse phenomena and its physical and vocal expression through us. This Lab will also focus on charged trinities in addition to our usual work with polarities. Alongside their facilitation responsibilities, Antero and Sylvi will also participate in this Muses Lab.
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PARTICIPANTS (full capacity)
ANTERO ALLI, SYLVI ALLI, MIRIAM SLUIS, LESLEY BETH,
ARUN RAGAN, JESSIE DRAKE, ED WELSH, MEMORIE EDEN,
Sylvi Alli and Antero Alli
Antero Alli is founder/director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch (since 1977), a somatic training process that combines techniques of physical theatre, dance, voice, and Zazen to access and express the internal landscape. This work is documented in Antero's book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul"and two dvds ("Orphans of Delirium" and "dreambody/earthbody"). Over the past forty years, Antero has also written and directed numerous experimental theatre productions and underground feature films.
Sylvi Alli is an accomplished singer, composer, and musician who teaches voice workshops and classes. Her embodied voice work is deeply influenced by the dynamic processes of ParaTheatrical ReSearch which she has participated in since 1996. Sylvi has produced multiple CDs of her original music and songsincluding soundtracks for her husband Antero's films, many of which she has also acted in.
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ON THE MUSES, GENIUS, CREATIVITY
A Video Lecture by author, Elizabeth Gilbert
THE NO-FORM TECHNIQUE
Gateway to the Internal Landscape
ON THE TERM, ARCHETYPE
How this term is used in this work