2017





"SOROR MYSTICA follows the transmutation of the alchemist through the (inter)action of the four elements—each endowed with their own agency, each enacting their own rituals, not subservient to the alchemist but welcoming him into their temple—and the masked shadow man who dwells at the threshold and drives the querent’s transfiguration. All this further fractures the frame, because we see these people both as actors enacting a rite and as the incorporeal substances and energies which they are embodying. The miraculous thing about all of this is the performers are openly working for their own benefit." - Matthew Andrews, Oregon Artswatch (click this for the entire review)


 

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJypWnbO1L8
5-min. excerpt from Opening Night performance Dec 1, 2017

Characters, Spirits, Archetypes

The Chaos Sisters (Memorie Eden, Maple Holmes, Lindsay Reich, Faye Dylan)
- the women who inhabit, maintain, and worship in Temple Soror Mystica

Aether (Bryan Smith)
- a neutral-masked entity born from the Chaos Sisters who receives, contains,
and protects their spirits

The Alchemist (L.D. McClure)
- a cantankerous magickian who argues about magic with the Sorceress

The Sorceress (Greeta Ahart)
- a tough-minded witch who sends the Alchemist into Temple Soror Mystica
for his initiations

The Oracle - (Nita Bryant)
- a voice in the Abyss commenting on the Temple rituals (words by HD)



Memorie Eden, Lindsay Reich, Maple Holmes, Faye Dylan, as the "Chaos Sisters"


Crew
Tech assist: Zac Martin, Cibyl Kavan, Ed Welsh, Sage Reilly
Costumes, Sylvi Alli & Faye Dylan. Lighting design, Antero.
Film sequences by Antero Alli; soundtracks by Sylvi Alli.

Performance music & vocals, Sylvi Alli (with Amma Li Grace)
Poetic text by Hilda Doolittle (aka HD). Directed by Antero Alli

ANTERO & SYLVI ALLI, Bios




"SOROR MYSTICA"
~ VISION STATEMENT ~

 


Bryan Smith as "Aether" and LD McClure as the "Alchemist"
in a short film by Antero Alli (featured in "Soror Mystica")

Hilda Doolittle (aka HD) wrote "The Walls Do Not Fall", (the first of three parts in her TRILOGY), in London during the 1942 Nazi blitzkrieg air strikes. Sheltered underground, she composed Trilogy as bomb after bomb exploded over the city above her. Deeply inspired by her indomitable spirit during an era of great strife and warfare, I chose nine stanzas from "The Walls Do Not Fall" for its oracular visions of death and rebirth.

The Anima archetype -- that wild, erotic, and anarchic dimension of the Holy Feminine possessing, vexing, seducing, and inspiring artists since the beginning of Time - demands to be related with; She will not be ignored! My own courtship with the Anima (She is not "my" Anima; She belongs to no man!) has been partly sustained by a series of love letters composed to Her (some call them poems); click this to read one. With "Soror Mystica", I've chosen the Anima archetype, or perhaps She has chosen me, to enliven and dramatize this performance as a spiritual event -- a living ritual disguised as experimental theatre.

-Antero Alli, director




VIDEO DOCUMENT, PRODUCTION STILLS,
CONTACT POINTS





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CLICK THIS FOR THE VIDEO DOCUMENT
watch the entire performance

CLICK THIS FOR PRODUCTION STILLS
The many moods & faces of the Chaos Sisters


CONTACT POINTS
antero@paratheatrical.com
(503) 299-4064