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WINTER 2023

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27 FEBRUARY - 4 MARCH 2023 | CRETE
THIS SPECIAL RESIDENCY WILL BE CONDUCTED BY YORGOS & IS INVITATION ONLY

PHYSICAL LAB RESIDENCY

Facilitated by
Yorgos Karamalegos

Managed & Assisted by
Stella Karakatsani

This invitation-only residency will be a journey into the exhilarating wilderness of the body.

What to expect: practicing mindful presence, grounding and de-conditioning techniques, physical improvisation with live percussion, walks and training in nature, meditation, working outdoors, sun, sea, and, of course, delicious Cretan cuisine.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to join Physical Lab founder, Yorgos Karamalegos, and experience his unique approach to the work as well as further develop your skills as a performer.

THE WORK

Utilizing the body as the point of entry, our goal is to search for authenticity and presence in acting. This residency will focus on stripping down acting habits, rooted in social and cultural conditioning. 

 

We will share grounding techniques as tools for presence and de-conditioning. The aim is to explore a performing state where the body, mind (conscious and subconscious), emotion and instinct, work together moment to moment.

BREAK OLD HABITS

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YORGOS KARAMALEGOS

Born in Athens, Yorgos is an acting, public speaking & leadership coach whose methods focus primarily on embodiment. He is also an international workshop leader, actor, and theatre director.

As the founder of Physical Lab, an international laboratory for performance, Yorgos utilizes his own embodiment-based methodology to lead individuals through an exploration of self-discovery where old habits are examined and new pathways are explored. Yorgos has coached numerous actors, business individuals, and politicians throughout Europe and the US.

His work is a search for presence and authenticity, with the point of entry being the body.

He previously co-founded Tmesis Theatre Company and Physical Fest, an international festival of physical theatre. He was a co-artistic director of both organisations until 2010. Since the creation of Physical Lab in 2011, Yorgos has taught and directed at LAMDA, RADA, Drama Centre of Saint Martins, Williams College, Pace University, and more.

Among his most favourite artistic projects are Home, a multidisciplinary experimental theatre piece based on Euripides’ Medea, and The Last Note, Padelis Voulgaris's feature film which has won several awards throughout Greece and the US.

RESIDENCY DETAILS

The residency will take place over a two-week period from Monday-Friday, barring any special rehearsals or circumstances.

Venue

Mikis Theodorakis Theater

Chania, Crete, Greece

Workshop Dates

27 February - 4 March (6 days)

Travel Dates

26 February (arrival) | 5 March (departure)

Price

£580 / 675€

Cost of the accommodation and flights is not included. 

A NOTE ON ACCOMMODATION

Participants will be responsible for booking their own accommodations for the winter residency. Stella will assist in suggesting affordable options once your place has been reserved.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We have a cancellation policy of three weeks prior to the start of the Lab for short workshops and one calendar month for residencies. After this, we cannot offer refunds unless another participant can be found to take the place.

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

APPLICATION DETAILS

The 2023 Crete Winter Residency is by invitation only. However, you are still encouraged to email Stella at info@physicallab.co.uk and include your CV/Spotlight link, a headshot, and a couple of words of interest in the workshop.
 

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