Fields Book Store presents
"TOWARDS AN ARCHEOLOGY OF THE SOUL"
Ritual Technology for Self-initiation: An Informal Discussion
with author/ritualist, ANTERO ALLI
THURSDAY SEPT. 9th, 8pm
FIELDS BOOK STORE
1419 Polk Street, San Francisco.
Antero will discuss the basic philosophy, techniques, and principles of the paratheatre medium he has been developing and facilitating since 1977 (as documented in his book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul" and three videos). Inspired by the early work of Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), this physically rigorous ritual technology combines techniques from theatre, dance, and Zazen towards cultivating profound internal receptivity to vital currents and sources in the body itself and then, engaging these energies as movement and vocal resources. Book-signing to follow this event.
NOTE: For those interested in participating in Antero's paratheatre work, he is facilitating a "PARATHEATRE BASICS LAB" for nine Sunday nights from Sept. 19th through Nov. 14th, in Berkeley. Click this for more details.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(click picture for paratheatre background)
ANTERO ALLI is the author of "Towards an Archeology of the Soul", "Angel Tech", "The Eight-Circuit Brain", "The Vertical Oracle", "Astrologik" and other books. He is the founder/director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch, an ongoing application of group ritual dynamics in non-performance and performance modalities (since 1977).
Since 1993, Antero has been writing and directing feature-length art films. Inspired by the radical ideas of French Surrealist Antonin Artaud, his most recent film "The Invisible Forest" (also incorporating paratheatre processes), screens Friday September 10th, 8pm, at A.T.A., 992 Valencia, in San Francisco. Click this to read a review of "The Invisible Forest". Click the above image for more details.
PHILOSOPHY, TECHNIQUES, PRINCIPLES
ARTICLES AND ESSAYS
ParaTheatrical ReSearch site map