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ParaTheater LAB

Embodied Ritual Explorations

November 23 @ 20:00 December 14 @ 23:00 CET

ParaTheater Sessions

Come join us for an exploration of the deep end of yourself, a space for the archeology of the psyche, exploring the unconscious through embodied ritual technology.

Nested within the tranquil aura of Studio 142 in Bethanien – Kreuzberg, our Thursday evening sessions from 20:00 to 23:00 invite the introspective to voyage through the unseen alleys of their psyche.


It is not Theater, because there are no scripts.
It is not Impro-Theater, because we play no roles.
it is not Contact-Impro, because it is asocial.

We come together into a circle of No-Bodies, drop all of our social roles, step into silence, and let the impulses in our bodies guide us into the exploration of ourselves.

ParaTheater is a fusion of physical movement, meditation, and ritual, guided by the principles crafted by the visionary artist Antero Alli in his book “State of Emergence”.

This practice invites a deep engagement with one’s inner landscapes, aiming to unlock unconscious patterns through embodied ritual work.

With roots in self-exploration rather than performance, ParaTheater nurtures an asocial environment that emphasizes authenticity and personal growth.

The journey within is facilitated through various stages, including a 5-phase warm-up, leading to a state of ‘No-Form’ which allows for a direct engagement with inner energies and spontaneous expressions.

This transformative method is a gateway to exploring the unseen realms within, emphasizing direct experience and self-discovery over conventional dogma.

Who Embarks?

  • Intrepid souls yearning to dance with the unseen.
  • Seekers on the quest to unlock the whispers of their unconscious.
  • Embodied explorers ready to traverse the landscape of self.
  • Rebels seeking to break free from conditioning.
  • Ritualists curious to discover new approaches to self-discovery.

The Portal Awaits

Your body, the gateway to the unconscious, is ready to narrate the tales of the unseen. Engage in a dance of self-discovery, navigate through the waves of your unconscious, and emerge with a treasure trove of self-awareness and personal growth. ParaTheater is not merely a method, but a voyage into the uncharted territories of self, an invitation to engage with the mystique of your existence.

The Sessio Unveiled

In each ParaTheater session, we begin with a Ritual to shed our the roles we carry in our social lives. Stripped from social expectations, we enter the circle of No-bodies.

In silence, we prepare our bodies to become the canvas upon which our unconscious patterns will reveal themselves.

With a 30-minute warm-up routine, we create a deep connection to our bodies and prepare them to engage with the energetic polarities we call into the space.

After we have generated heat, we empty ourselves through a No-Form meditation. Out of this emptiness we call upon different polarities, that we locate in our body and then project onto the workspace.

We then enter the charged spaces allowing our bodies to follow impulses and somatically revealing our unconscious relations to the different polarities that we evoke in the space.

We will explore 2 polarities, then take a break in silence, warm up again, and explore 2 more polarities.

We close by ritually taking back our social roles and come together into a sharing circle to reflect upon the experience.

Wear clothes that allow you a range of free movement and bring a water bottle. The best is to have a Protein-rich meal about an hour before the session. Do not ingest any consciousness-altering substances before the sessions.


“Para theatre is a safe and fun container to experiment with my own states of being, more specifically with the polarities of my existence. Almost seamlessly I can go from high to low and vice versa. Through this liberating exploration of my own existence, I can extend my window of tolerance significantly. Thereby becoming comfortable with all states and facing them with a refreshed curiosity and compassion. Self-regulation becomes easier as Para Theatre is like a gym for the somatic expression of emotions. Hence it becomes easier to hang out in the desired state.”

by Andrew H.

“I took part in the taster session after having had some very good experiences with Mariana’s work previously. The main takeaway is that the body carries so much knowledge that we usually ignore because the mind and the ego always want to be top dogs 😉.

By becoming a nobody – not to be confused with a non-body -, we shed all our identifications and moved freely in the space, experiencing contrasting emotions/states like pain and pleasure by locating them in our own bodies and in space… it was a self-awareness exercise with deep healing impact.

The care and slowness that were provided by Mariana were beneficial and promoted a safe space. I totally recommend this workshop.”

by Bettina Semmer

Further Links

Introduction to the work by Antero Alli:

This video gives an insight into the work:

Pricing: €17,00 – €23,00


Studio 142

Mariannenplatz 2
Berlin, Berlin 10997


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