THE PRECISION LAB
June 22nd thru Aug. 10th, Berkeley
Eight Monday Nights, 8pm-11pm
(For vets only) Facilitated by Antero Alli
NOTE: This lab is now in progress
1) To develop a sustaining care for more precision in the expression of internal sources through stillness, gesture, movement, actions and sound. 2) Participants choose their own polarities and sources to be accessed and worked with (this is not a dreaming ritual lab). 3) To expose our movement cliches and expand personal movement vocabulary. Limited to eight participants (vets only).
$100. (cash prefered; due Monday night June 22nd).
ANTERO ALLI, SYLVI ALLI, DAVID HUNT,
LUCIANO RIOS, JAMES WAGNER,
BRENDAN RANDOM, ALASKA YAMADA
THREE STAGES OF WORK: These three stages function interdependently and do not suggest any graduation or "final arrival".
IMMERSION. The first stage involves cultivating enough internal receptivity -- via the No-Form experience -- to energy sources in the body to offer oneself up to these sources as an immersive experience of self-surrender. The intent is to access the energetic strata of the internal landscape by merging (identifying) with the energy itself. The results are often ecstatic, convulsive, cathartic and chaotic.
SERVICE. The second stage involves serving the direction of the energy itself -- in gesture, voice, action -- towards expressing the innate patterns and currents emerging from the first stage. The intent is to serve the expression of the energy itself, rather than identify with it or impose any preconceived ideas, plans or images. The results are often half-formed, dramatic and/or highly expressive yet without necessarily communicating anything understandable.
PRECISION. The third stage involves a sustaining care for tempering spontaneity with a gently increasing precision. Too much spontaneity turns the work into self-indulgent soup; too much imposed structure kills its life. A balance must be struck. This balance requires a certain stamina for maintaining the dynamic tension between precision and spontaneity, between form and force, or flow, towards ever-increasing durations. Stage three articulates what can be shared with and understood by others. The results are often more economical, distilled, simple and specific.