Portland author/director/filmmaker Antero Alli will be at PerformanceWorks NW, 4625 SE 67th Ave., Sunday, June 11, 7-9 pm for a free public presentation outlining the principles and methods of a paratheatrical medium he developed and covers in his new book, Sacred Rites: Journal Entries of a Gnostic Heretic. His somatic work combines methods of physical theatre, dance, vocalization and standing Zazzen to access vital currents in the body toward their spontaneous expression in symbolic gesture, embodied voice, ritual actions and asocial interplay.
Reading excerpts from Sacred Rites, Alli will share his personal experiences doing this work in both non-performance and performative modalities. A brief Q&A will follow and signed copies of his new book, as well as two previous books, will be available for purchase. Books are $20 each; cash or PayPal.
Doors open at 6:45 pm and seating will be limited to 50.