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ParaTheatrical ReSearch Workspace, Portland OR

Who We Are; What We Do; F.A.Q.

Antero Alli, founder/director - bio (since 1977)
Sylvi Alli, vocal instructor (since 1996); bio
E.V.E. (Experimental Vocal Ensemble, Sylvi Alli, director)
List of Past Participants (since 1977)
Upcoming Labs, Screenings, Events
Impact Stories: Participant testimonials
F.A.Q.: What is Paratheatre?

 


from "Bardoville" (2017)
ParaTheatrical ReSearch Performance History

"Bardoville" - (May 12-14, 2017, Portland OR)
"A Turbulence of Muses" (Dec 2016, in Portland OR)
"Requiem For a Friend" (May 2005, in Berkeley)
"Songs-As-Vehicles" (December 20, 2004; Berkeley)
"Orphans of Delirium" (March 2004, in Berkeley and San Francisco) DVD
"Hungry Ghosts of Albion" (May 1999, in San Francisco)
"Requiem For a Friend" (October 1990, in Seattle)
Also see: DIRECTOR BIO (in Portland, S.F., Boulder, Seattle & beyond)
Also see: Public Event History

 


"Orphans of Delirium" (2004; dvd)
Paratheatre Video & Audio Documents

"Bardoville" (2017) Watch this online
"A Turbulence of Muses" (2016) Watch this online
"dreambody/earthbody" (2012)
Watch this online
"The Greater Circulation" (2005) paratheatre performance in final 30 min. DVD available
"Orphans of Delirium"
(2004; 84 min.) DVD available
Clips from Paratheatre Video Documents (1992- 2017)
"Songs as Vehicles" audio CD (2005; 43 min.) CD available.
"Paratheatre: Ritual Technology for Self-initiation" (audio) - double CD package
Other Antero Alli films on DVD (since 1992)

 


Antero Alli
Interviews & Podcasts on Paratheatre Processes

Podcast Interview with Antero (2017; w. Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole)
Podcast Interview with Antero (2009; w. Radical Change Group)
"Embodied Voice" with Sylvi (Jonnie Gilman, May 2008)
"Six Questions on Synchronicity " with Antero (Jesse Ducharme, Dec 2011)
"Bare Bones Ritual" with Antero (Myrddin Maserly, Nov. 2009)
"Four Questions about Paratheatre" with Antero (Frieda Roenisch, Sept 2006)
"The Paratheatre Workings" with Antero (Jessica Bockler, June 2006)
"Inside the Laboratory" with Antero (Julia Carter, Jan. 2006)
"Theatre of No-Form" with Antero (R.U. Sirius, Summer 2004)
"Ritual Triggers and Altered States" with Antero (TRIP magazine, 2001; Scotto Moore)
"Non-Sectarian Crucifixion Archetypes" with Antero
(Instant Planet, 1999; Jonnie Gilman)
"The Voice as Instrument" - Interview with Paul Oertel (by Antero Alli, 1986)
Also see Paratheatre Interviews & Podcasts

 


Articles on Paratheatre by Antero Alli

Experimental Theatre: Paratheatre into performance; Vision statement
State of Emergence: a paratheatre manifesto in six parts
Orientation: Principles and Techniques of this paratheatre medium
No-Form in Paratheatre: On Cultivating Intimacy with Void
Approaching No-Form: Shifting Contexts of Void Space
Paratheatre and Self-delusion: On the Perils & Pitfalls of this work
Lab Participation Prerequisites: What to Expect from this work
Potential Dangers: Physical, Emotional, Psychological, Spiritual challenges of this work
On "Asocial": Distinctions of the Social and the Asocial
On Group Ritual Facilitation: Effective Ritual Design in this Medium
Advancement in Paratheatre: The Development of Ritual Actions
Dreaming Rituals: Non-interpretive Dreamwork for the Awakened Body
On the term "Archetype": In context to paratheatre processes
Iconoclastic Ritual: On the Design of Idiosyncratic Ceremonies
The Anima Shrine: A Soul Retrieval Ritual for Men (goes to the Paradigm Shift site)
Man-Woman-Planet Ceremony: an earth surrender rite
Grounding Technique (Earth Surrender Rites) Ritual for stabilizing self/planet
"Towards an Archeology of the Soul" book excerpts. Table of Contents, ordering info; review
"Notes on the Energetic Body " by Antero Alli and Taisha Abelar
Polarity List a series of charged polarities for ritual use
The Singing Womb of the Poetic Imagination Notes on the Muses Dialogue
Also see Paratheatre-related Articles by Antero and others

 

journal

Ritual Lab Reports & Vision Statements
by Antero & others

"Bardoville" - vision statement (Spring 2017)
"A Turbulence of Muses" - vision statement (Winter 2016)
Ritual Actions of the Muses Lab (Winter 2010/2011)
The Muses Lab (Spring 2010)
The Mountain Teaches the Dreaming (2008-2009) Dreaming Rituals

Dreaming Ritual (Winter 2008)
Dreambody/Earthbody (Spring 2008)
Beginner's Mind (Autumn 2007)
Chakra Lab (Spring 2007)
Song and a Prayer (Autumn/Winter 2006)
Alchemy (Spring/Summer 2006); the ritual mandalas
Experiments in Compassion (Autumn/Winter 2005)
Techniques (Spring 2005)
Song-as-Vehicle (Autumn/Winter 2004)
Initiations (Winter 2003/04)
Trinity (Summer 2002)
Ancestors (Autumn 2001)
Anima/Animus (Spring 2001) and Temple of the Animus by Serene Zloof
Dreaming Rituals (Winter 2000)
Crux (Summer 1999)
Also see Lab Themes and Ritual Journals

 


Links to Related Sources

ParaTheatrical Links Page other paratheatre groups, intermedia artists, dream research
Vertical Pool Links Page: visionary filmmakers, intermedia resources, music of relevance
"A Human Sacrifice": Purification and the Art of Theatre Group Dzeici by Matt Mitler, dir.
"Dreamtime Elder": Interview with aboriginie Guboo Ted Thomas, Koori Yuin Tribe
"Action" vs. "Activity": written by Osho
"The Universe Wants to Play" by Hakim Bey
"Requiem For a Friend" by Rainer Maria Rilke. Trans., Stephen Mitchell.
"Kubla Khan" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (used in "Orphans of Delirium" performances)
Notes from a Theatre of Cruelty: by Antonin Artaud
"Chapel Perilous": Two-Act Play by Antero Alli; a review: Petaluma Argus-Courier, Jan. 1983
Talking Raven Quarterly -- Iconoclastic Literary Journal (excerpts, back issues; 1991-95)
Astrology Readings by Antero Alli

 



Address all correspondence to: Antero Alli
antero@paratheatrical.com
503-299-4064