20 - 22 SEPTEMBER 2019 | LONDON, UK
A PHYSICAL LAB FESTIVAL WORKSHOP WITH YORGOS KARAMALEGOS
A search for authenticity and presence in acting.
The point of entry is the body.
This Lab will focus on stripping down acting habits,
rooted in social and cultural conditioning.
We will share techniques that allow the body, mind, emotion and instinct, to work together moment to moment.
The methodology consists of grounding techniques as tools for presence and deconditioning. Exploration of impulses through physical tasks and text. Improvisation with body and sense memory. Ownership of text though building a character and scene study.
Through discussion and one to one sessions, we encourage actors to discover their own technique and personal journey through the teaching practise.
FREE YOUR BODY
Born in Athens, Yorgos is an actor, director, producer and acting coach. He previously co-founded Tmesis Theatre Company and the international festival of physical theatre Physical Fest. He was a co-artistic director of both organisations until 2010.
In 2011, Yorgos created Physical Lab, and since then he has taught at LAMDA, RADA, Drama Centre of Saint Martins, & Williams College (USA).
Utilising his own performance-based methodology developed through the laboratory, Yorgos has coached acting and movement for numerous productions throughout Europe and the US.
Some of his latest work includes the site specific theatre production Dream in Crete, and the multidisciplinary experimental theatre piece Home based on Euripides’ Medea, which opened in London. Yorgos played the role of the communist Nikos Mariakakis in Padelis Voulgaris's feature film The Last Note, which has won several awards in Greece and the US, and he appeared in a theatrical production of Lorca's Blood Wedding, adapted and directed by George Richmond Scott, in London.
His resume includes collaborations with Yoshi Oida, Lorna Marshall, Fin Walker, Nigel Charnock (DV8), Malou Airaudo & Pau Aran Gimeno (Pina Bausch Tanztheater), Tanya Khabarova (Derevo), and Linda Kerr Scott (Complicite).
For more information please visit: www.yorgosk.com
155 Talgarth Rd, Hammersmith,
London W14 9DA, UK
20th - 21st - 22nd of September 2019
£220 full price
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.
PREPARING FOR A LAB
For our short courses, we ask everyone to prepare and learn a piece of text. This can be a monologue, or if you know some of your fellow participants, you are welcome to pair up and work on a scene (though this has to be arranged in advance). We encourage our participants to work in whatever language is most comfortable to them.
We recommend preparing a maximum of one page of script though as little as 10-20 lines is enough to work from. We always say it's better to feel secure with a short text than spend three days distracted and worrying about your lines.
You are welcome to choose your own text, but the downloads below offer a selection of suggested scenes that we feel are well suited to our work, taken from previous lab productions and residencies.
Although physical lab is primarily dedicated to acting training, please bear in mind that we work from the body and our classes include movement exercises so wear suitable clothing.
It's also helpful to come prepared with a notebook and water.
Other than that, all we ask is that our participants arrive with willing, open minds and bodies.