VIDEO DOCUMENTS
Written & directed by Antero Alli
Edited by Antero Alli and Christopher Odell

Since 1977, I have been developing a paratheatre medum combining techniques of physical theatre, dance, Zazen meditation, and voice/song to access and express the internal landscape. The following three video documents present this process in 1) a private, asocial non-performance ritual Lab ("dreambody/earthbody" in 2012) and 2) in two public performance rituals ("Orphans of Delirium" in 2004 and "A Turbulence of Muses" in 2016). - Antero Alli


 

"A Turbulence of Muses" (2016/17; 39 min.)


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"A Turbulence of Muses" (2016/17; 39 min.)  A symbolist ritual for eight performers, each representing a different aspect of one entity -- the poet Arthur Rimbaud -- undergoing a systematic disorganization of all the senses towards the creation of poetry. After Antero scripted the ritual design, A TURBULENCE OF MUSES was further developed with the cast over ten Sunday nights until the production came to fruition for the first time before a live audience on December 2, 3, & 4 at Performance Work NW, in Portland OR where this document was filmed. Poetry by Arthur Rimbaud (from "ILLUMINATIONS"; Louise Varese, trans.)

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Antero Alli on the process behind the performance

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"dreambody/earthbody" (2012; 80 min.)


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"Dreambody/Earthbody" (2012; 80 min.) Seven individuals apply paratheatre methods in a ritual choreography created from movements recalled from their nocturnal dreams. This process bypasses dream analysis in favor of tapping the personal and collective Unconscious as a wellspring of creative force unleashed in patterns of motion, form, presence, and sound. The video also features the group demonstrating a series of paratheatre methods alongside participant interviews, dramatic re-enactments of my own dreams, and a lush musical score by my wife/collaborator, Sylvi Alli, who also appears as "Naiad, a dreamtime entity". - Antero Alli

"Alli’s technique involves using the body as a resource, and his work follows from the premise that deep knowledge of human culture and history can also be found by listening deeply to our muscles, bones, and by fully inhabiting our physical selves. It is remarkable how using movements remembered from dreams seems to unleash powerful memories and feelings from the unconscious." - David Finkelstein (from from his 4-star review for filmthreat.com)

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PARATHEATRICAL DREAMING RITUAL
Source material for this documentary

"DREAMBODY/EARTHBODY": Interview with Antero Alli
by Isabel Fondevila for A.T.A. (January 14, 2013)


 

"Orphans of Delirium" (2004; 84 min.)


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"Orphans of Delirium" (2004; 85 min.) Eleven individuals trained in paratheatre develop rituals of initiation with the director and perform the results before a stunned San Francisco audience. This performance incorporates segments from Coleridge's hallucinatory prose "Kubla Khan" with additional story elements about an drunken actor reminiscing on lost loves and beliefs about God. Also featured in this video are candid discussions between the director and two of the "Orphans" performers one night over several bottles of Merlot. Music by Sylvi Alli.

"The actors in these rituals look like a cross between a person, an elementary force such as a river or a storm, and a wild animal. Watching the rituals is a little like looking through a window at a particularly dramatic and captivating bit of weather. It doesn’t look like a “play,” but it is absolutely mesmerizing to watch these elemental forces gathering themselves and affecting each other." -- David Finkelstein, filmthreat.com (four stars)

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THE DIRECTOR AND TWO PERFORMERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES

 

 


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re: public broadcasts and screenings
These DVDs are for private home-viewing only. Public screenings or broadcasts on any public media require my written consent. If you wish to screen or broadcast any of these videos, please contact me at: antero@paratheatrical.com - Antero

re: DVD-R media format
NTSC SD 480p. Region 0. The "dvd-r" media format of these dvds will play on most computers and most dvd players. If these dvds do not play on your player, your payment will be refunded upon receipt of the returned dvd in its original (unscratched) condition.




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