The ZERO Lab
A Paratheatre Training Workshop with Antero Alli
THIS LAB DISCONTINUED AFTER JANUARY 2017.
The 5-phase Physical Warm-Up that starts each session
The ZERO Lab combines methods of physical theatre,
dance, vocalization, and Zazen meditation to access and
express the internal landscape. These methods are presented
in four overlapping areas in a non-performance setting:
The immersive experience of direct intuitive engagement with, and expression of, autonomous sources of energy in the body in conscious, full-bodied surrender to their influence. Source work expands access to the internal landscape that can be advanced and clarifed through technique work.
Applying the trigger methods of inner and outer actions, No-Form practice, Polarizations, Vocalizations, Verticality, The 5-Phase Physical Warm-Up, Movement Vocabulary work, Spatial Awareness, and Jogging Forms. Technique work tempers source work towards greater precision, economy and clarity of form.
EMBODIED VOICE WORK
Synthesizing source work and technique work to expand tonal resonance and vocal range in motion, stillness, and presence. Embodied voice work gives vocal and melodic expression to the body's innate resources of impulse, emotion, and vitality; the voice as instrument.
Exposure, access, and embodied expression of repressed emotions, fears, resistances, unconscious complexes and fixations, towards their acceptance, transformation and/or release. Shadow work gives expression to a dynamic visceral process of making the unconscious conscious that can find support through technique and voice work.
PREREQUISITES, LAB FEES, CONTACTS
This ZERO Lab introduces the fundamental methods of this paratheatre medium. Reserved for those 21 years or older, who are physically fit and new to this paratheatre medium and for those with previous paratheatre lab experience. An in-person interview is required for those new to this work. Interviews start mid-July and run about 30 minutes in Multnomah village (SW Portland); no interviews by phone, e-mail, or Skype. These are not auditions but informal meetings to discuss what to expect in this work. Contact Antero for an appointment (see CONTACTS below). Limited to ten participants. Consistent attendence required. If you foresee missing more than one session, please do not apply until your schedule allows. For more details on what to expect in this ZERO Lab, click this.
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Antero Alli is founder/director of ParaTheatrical ReSearch (since 1977), a somatic training process that combines methods of physical theatre, dance, voice, and Zazen to access and express the internal landscape. This work has been documented in Antero's book, "Towards an Archeology of the Soul", two videos ("Orphans of Delirium" and "dreambody/earthbody") and in academia by Nicoletta Isar, Professor at the Institute of Art History, Copenhagen University. Antero's background also includes writing, directing, and producing numerous experimental theatre works and underground feature films.
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Zero Lab, Spring 2016, Portland OR
When the external "pressure to perform" is relaxed and replaced
by the self-created pressures of increasing one's commitment to
the action or experience at hand, a door opens towards
the total offering of self.- Antero Alli
For those considering participation in this work
The No-Form Technique
The crux method of this work