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SUMMER 2023

photo by: Geoffrey Posada Serguier

25 JUNE - 9 JULY 2023 | CRETE
ANNUAL 2-WEEK RESIDENCY WITH YORGOS KARAMALEGOS & TATIANA SPIVAKOVA

PHYSICAL LAB RESIDENCY

Facilitated by
Yorgos Karamalegos & Tatiana Spivakova

Managed & Assisted by
Stella Karakatsani

Join us for another exhilarating journey into the 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.

We are delighted to bring together Yorgos and Tatiana for this residency, both of whom have been cultivating and sharing the Lab methodology internationally over the last several years. This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience their unique approach to the work and further grow your skill as a performer.

Tatiana is a graduate of LAMDA where she studied under Yorgos, and since then, they have collaborated in numerous artistic and laboratory projects. Tatiana currently oversees the Physical Lab workshops in Paris, and we are thrilled for this chance to host her in Crete and to share the space alongside Yorgos.

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.

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BREAK OLD HABITS

Photo: Kate Stephen

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photo by: Geoffrey Posada Serguier

DIVE DEEPER

RESIDENCY DETAILS

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

Venue

Armonia Retreat Centre

Crete, Greece

Workshop Dates

26 - 30 June | 3 - 8 July 2023 (11 days)

10am - 4pm

(some days may extend until 5pm)

Travel Dates

25 June (arrival) | 9 July (departure)

Price

£1210 | 1390€  Standard price

£1185 | 1360€ Price for Labbers

A NOTE ON PRICING

The price includes: space and accommodation, workshop fee, and a welcome basket of Cretan food to get you through the first day. For those who wish to find alternative accommodation, as the cost of accommodation is included with the rental fee for the performance space, it cannot be subtracted from the total cost. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we appreciate your understanding.

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.

ACCOMMODATION DETAILS

Accommodation is included in the price of the residency, and rooms are located on-site at the Armonia Retreat Centre in Douliana, Crete. Rooms are offered as a double, triple, or for four people, so you will be sharing a room with other actors, which we can help organise.

AMENITIES

  • 65 square metre studio with wooden floor

  • Exterior wooden deck in the middle of an ancient olive grove

  • Gym

  • Well-equipped, brand new kitchen

  • Four acres of enchanting outdoor space that has: lawn, a vineyard that you can simply pick and eat grapes in the summer, a large spice garden for guest use, an outside pizza oven, a huge dining table, and seating areas

ROOMS

Armonia offers 5 spacious rooms that can host between 2-4 people. The outline for each room is as follows:

  • Room 1 – for 2 people, with private toilet and shower

  • Room 2 – for 2 people, toilet and shower not attached

  • Room 3 – for 3 people, with private toilet and shower

  • Room 4 – for 3 people, with private toilet and shower

  • Room 5 – for 4 people, with private toilet and shower

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ARMONIA RETREAT CENTRE

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ARMONIA RETREAT CENTRE

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION

(not included in cost & must be booked separately)

Around the center, there are villas where you can sleep in double or private rooms.The price is approximately 100-200€ per night for a three-room villa. Pricing varies depending on the season and availability. All villas have pools.

 

Another accommodation complex is a 3-minute walk from the centre, and has rooms for 40€ a night. For further details on alternative accommodation, please inquire with Stella, the residency manager.

CLEANING ARRANGEMENTS

(for Armonia Retreat Centre only)

Cleaning arrangements of the Armonia property are included in the cost of the residency. Details are as follows:

  • A cleaning person will be onsite every day for 2 hours

  • Bed sheets will be changed once a week

  • Rooms and bathrooms will be cleaned every 2 days

TRAVEL

(booked separately; not included in residency pricing)

Crete has two airports: Chania (30 minutes by car) and Heraklion, which is just over an hour's drive to Douliana and the Armonia Retreat Centre.

APPLICATION DETAILS

To apply, please email Stella at info@physicallab.co.uk and include a photo or reel, CV, and a couple of sentences on why you want to do this course.

 

DEADLINE

There is no application deadline, but if your application is suitable, a place will be offered immediately. Please not that places for all Labs, especially our Summer Residency, are limited. Therefore, it is encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

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