Workshops

@lfacting

Private Coaching, Project Development, Workshops for artists of all levels. Team Bonding courses available to various teams. Online classes available.

Announcing New Online Workshops / Ανακοινώνω τα νέα online workshops

‘Synthesis – out of comfort zone’
(Language: Greek / Γλώσσα: Ελληνικά)
Starting in April

&

Artist-in-residence
(Language: English)
Starting in April

"Till freedom becomes the only comfort zone."

‘Synthesis – an out of comfort zone creative process
(for English scroll down)

1 & 3 Απριλίου και κάθε Πέμπτη και Σάββατο του Απριλίου
ώρα: 7-9 μμ Ελλάδος

– αυτή η εργασία θα συνεχιστεί κάθε Πέμπτη και Σάββατο του Απριλίου, Μαΐου και Ιουνίου.


Η ομάδα θα αποτελείται από maximum 10 ανθρώπους.
Στην αρχή κάθε μήνα θα υπάρχει η δυνατότητα ένταξης νέων μελών στην ομάδα που θα ξεκινήσουν να κάνουν την άσκηση μαζί με όσους-ες επιθυμούν να συνεχίσουν.

Ας συνεχίσουμε να δημιουργούμε εκτός comfort zone.

Ο φιλοσοφικός άξονας αυτής της δουλειάς είναι η συνθήκη 
“out of comfort zone” και σκοπός είναι η ελεύθερη έκφραση. Η άσκηση που προτείνω ονομάζεται “Reverse Dramaturgy” και πρόκειται για μια διαδικασία αντιστροφής της δραματουργικής προσέγγισης και μια μελέτη επάνω στην Αρχιτεκτονική των Σχέσεων.

Ωσότου η ελευθερία γίνει το μοναδικό comfort zone.

Η εργασία θα γίνει και σε αυτό το workshop πάνω στο έργο “Αντιγόνη” του Σοφοκλή (μτφρ. Ν. Παναγιωτόπουλου) και στις σχέσεις του έργου, ως μέρος της εκτενούς δραματουργικής μελέτης που κάνω σε αυτό το έργο τον τελευταίο χρόνο, λόγω της επικείμενης σκηνοθεσίας μου, με τίτλο “Κρέων + Αντιγόνη ή Πώς να παραδεχτείτε την ήττα σας”, που προορίζεται για να παρουσιαστεί το 2022 (υπό την αιγίδα του οργανισμού Greece in USA). Καλλιτέχνες-ιδες, μάλιστα, που παρακολούθησαν το προηγούμενο workshop με το ίδιο θέμα και έργο προς μελέτη, είναι παραπάνω από ευπρόσδεκτοι-ες και σε αυτό, καθώς, ενώ στο προηγούμενο σεμινάριο δουλέψαμε πάνω στις σχέσεις Κρέοντα + Αντιγόνης και Ισμήνης + Αντιγόνης, ετούτη τη φορά πρόκειται να αναπτυχθούμε κυρίως στις σχέσεις Αίμονα + Κρέοντα και Τειρεσία + Κρέοντα.

Δηλώστε συμμετοχή στο LFACTING3@gmail.com.
Επιβεβαιώστε με προσωπικό μήνυμα στο @lfacting.

Γλώσσα: Ελληνικά

Κόστος ανά μήνα και ανά χώρα κατοικίας:
140€ GR / 170€ DE, UK, CH, FR / $220 US

  • Για όλους τους ανθρώπους που έχουν παρακολουθήσει το προηγούμενο σεμινάριο πάνω στην Αντιγόνη και τον Κρέοντα, αλλά και για όλους όσους πάρουν και τους τρεις μήνες του νέου αυτού σεμιναρίου, θα υπάρχει έκπτωση 15% σε όλες τις τιμές.
  • Σε περίπτωση που δε ζεις σε καμία από τις παραπάνω χώρες, κάνε μια ερώτηση στο παρακάτω email, για να μάθεις το κόστος, αν και από τα παραπάνω παραδείγματα χωρών/οικονομιών, νομίζω πως είναι ευκολονόητο το πλάνο.
    LFACTING3@gmail.com.
  • Αν είσαι άπορος-η ή βρίσεκσαι εκτάκτως σε πολύ δύσκολη οικονομική κατάσταση, αλλά νιώθεις ότι αυτό το σεμινάριο θα σε βοηθήσει να περάσεις τη δουλειά και την έρευνά σου στο επόμενο στάδιο και είναι επείγον να το παρακολουθήσεις, γράψε μου στο LFACTING3@gmail.com και θα προσπαθήσω να σου προτείνω λύσεις ή μια έκπτωση ως να βρεθείς σε καλύτερη φάση με τα οικονομικά σου.

Ευχαριστώ πολύ,
Λάμπρος
@lfacting

#lfacting #reverse_dramaturgy

Announcement in English (for the record)
date: 1st and 3rd of April and every Thursday and Saturday
time: 12-2 pm EST
– this work will also continue to happen every Thursday and Saturday of April, May and June.

Every group will consist of up to 10 people. New people will be accepted to join the team monthly.

Let’s continue to create out of comfort zone.

The philosophical axis of this work is the ‘out of comfort zone’ condition, and the purpose of it is freedom of expression. The exercise I suggest is called ‘Reverse Dramaturgy’, and it is a reverse dramaturgical process and a study on the Architecture of Relationships.

Till freedom becomes the only comfort zone.

We will work on the play “Antigone” by Sophocles and more particularly on the relationships of the play, as part of the research and study I’ve been doing on the play, due to the new theatrical performance I’m aiming to present on 2022, with the title “Creon + Antigone or How to admit you’ve been defeated” (under the auspices of the cultural organization Greece in USA).
Artists who took part in the previous workshop I did with the same theme and play to work on, are more than welcome to join us in this one too, as this time, apart from the relationships of Creon + Antigone and Ismene + Antigone, we will be delving into the relationships of Aemon + Creon and Teiresias + Creon.

Book your spot at LFACTING3@gmail.com.
Please, confirm with a PM at @lfacting.

Language: Greek

Rates per month and city of residence:
140€ GR / 170€ DE, UK, CH, FR / $220 US

  • 15% discount to all who took part in the previous Antigone workshop back in November 2020 and also everyone who would like to attend all three months of workshops.
  • ask a question in regards to the rates, if non of the above is the country of your residence – LFACTING3@gmail.com.
  • if you’re in a very difficult financial situation at the moment due to covid19 or other reason, but you think that this workshop will help you move your work to the next level and it’s urgent that you attend, please email me and I’ll try to suggest ways to make this happen or give you a special discount till you get in a better place with your financial situation.

Sending much love and warm regards to all.

Thank you,
Labros
@lfacting

#lfacting #reverse_dramaturgy


Artist-in-residence + external witnesses workshop
Every Wednesday / April – May – June
2021
Time: 12-2 pm EST (New York time)
Language: English

4 artists + 4 external witnesses = 4 participants in total

This workshop will consist of four people.

All of the participants in this workshop will also become external witnesses. 16 classes where every artist will equally become the ‘artist-in-residence’ for 4 classes and the ‘external witness’ for 12 classes.

As an artist, you will get your project developed.
As a witness, you will see the process of developing a project and give feedback.

What you need to do:
Send me an email with a proposal of your next project. The proposal may be in early development (early concept) or half way there. If you have a fully developed idea and would like to join the team, please do. Development is an on going process – some say, forever.

This workshop is open to all artists and scientists with an artistic point of view for their project.

Rates:
USA residents: $700 or four monthly payments of $160
GR residents: 450€ or four monthly payments of 100€
DE, UK, CH, FR residents: 560€ or four monthly payments of 110€
(ask a question in regards to the rate according to where you reside)

Email: LFACTING3@gmail.com.

Thank you,
Labros

@lfacting

#lfacting #artist_in_residence


UPDATE

Dear all, this is an announcement for Greek and/or English speakers. A new very special circle of online classes is coming this December.

For the first time, I’ll do a workshop in Greek & English. It’s called: ‘Synthesis – an out of comfort zone creative process’.
Quite a few years back, I happened to be in Madrid and Pedro Almodovar’s new movie was out and premiering right at the week I was there. I decided to go watch the film with my Spanish girlfriend. It was just when I got my ticket and walked inside the theater, when I realized that I’m not a Spanish speaker and the movie is in Spanish and screening in Spain, so, most probably, there would be no subtitles. What an awkward moment..
My girlfriend was very kind to say that it would be ok if we left the theater, if I wanted to, but I insisted that we stayed and watched the movie regardless. I trusted that Pedro would have a great story to tell and language would be no serious issue.. I was right! I got the story right and enjoyed the movie. I know it sounds kind of weird, but the only question I had to ask my Spanish girlfriend throughout the whole movie was, If Lola Dueñas was the sister of Penélope Cruz in the movie or if the two women were related to each other a different way. She was Penelope’s sister in law, if I remember right.. ok, no big deal.
A great dramaturge relies on the power of storytelling itself and, if the relationships are true, then the story should make sense beyond meanings and words. 

In this workshop, we will work on the exercise ‘Reverse Dramaturgy’, which is all about the Architecture of Relationships, through a verbalistic overlap that allows the character to listen to their scene partner better than ever before and reveal through the relationship.

I decided to do this workshop in both Greek and English, regardless of the fact that participants may not be fluent in both languages. Still, they do have to be fluent in one of the two. 

Book your spot at LFACTING3@gmail.com. Please, confirm with a PM at @lfacting.
Sending much love and warm regards to all!
Thank you,
@lfacting

#lfacting #reverse_dramaturgy


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Announcing the formation of a research and dramaturgy team around the project: “Part Two”, by Kalli Siamidou.
Open spots: 6. Starting date: 14 Nov. Number of sessions: 9
Languages: English, Greek
Book your spot at LFACTING3@gmail.com


Kalli Siamidou is a New York based choreographer and performer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece. Raised in a traditional Pontian greek family and environment, she connects her past and present in her art.


I’m honored and excited to announce that Kalli is the next artist-in-residence I’ll be working with for the development of her new project.


A very powerful project named: “Part Two”, referring to the continuance of her creative life, fully connected to herself, like a re-birth to take place after she has found her voice in depth in all its realness, by delving into the roots.


“I will try to describe my need”, Kalli said to me, and she sent me two of the most fascinating paragraphs anyone has ever written to me.


“Kalli is my name and it shouts out my Pontian roots”.
The project’s music will be composed by Kalli’s father, a well-renowned Lyra player from the depths of Pontos.


For this workshop, I’m inviting artists and scientists in order to build a team of external witnesses. They will participate in nine 2-hour sessions, where they will look over the development process with Kalli’s elements under my guidance. At the end of every class, they will be asked to give their impactful feedback through a series of specific questions asked by me. This work will be a way for them to understand the mechanism of “syn-thesis”, which is the art of giving birth to a project, while taking the responsibility of shaping, structuring, building – yes, this is three synonyms, never enough to describe the miraculous word “syn-thesis”.
A research and dramaturgy team that will help us develop “Part Two”.


There are 6 open spots for the external witnesses and this is a calling for dancers and artists of all kinds, as well as ethnomusicologists, architects, psychologists, anthropologists and historians. If you do not belong in the above target group, but you’re still interested in being part of this team, email me and let’s see what triggered your interest into this calling. You might, as well, qualify ideally for this work.


Languages: English, Greek
Cost: $250 for US | DE | UK | FR | CH | SE | CA | AU residents
150 € for GR | RO | BG | LV | CZ residents)
these above are examples of rate range according to each country’s economy — cost for residents of all other countries will be decided accordingly — if any of you lives in a country from the first group, but can afford the second price, let’s talk further. email me.
Starting date: Sat 14 Nov 2020
Duration: 9 weeks – every Saturday (26th of Dec and 2nd of Jan are excluded)
Time: 12-2pm NYC / 7-9pm GR
Platform: Zoom (every class will be recorded and “live” for a week, available for the participants to re-watch or watch, in case someone misses a session).


* If you would like to work with me on the development of your next project, please email me atLFACTING3@gmail.comThere is space for one more workshop for an artist-in-residence or a group of artists that work as a team for a project they would like to develop.
Cost for one artist in residence is $1000 (US resident) / 600 € (GR resident) for an 11-week program. For teams cost will be decided accordingly.


Thank you,
@labros.filippou @lfacting

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Synthesis.

Ready to announce the second circle of workshops around #Greece and #Europe.
Workshop & Sound-bath !

In these workshops we will build a performance from scratch.

This workshop will be filmed.

Click here for the event of
#patras 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22 November

#Synthesis comes from the Greek word “Σύνθεσις”, a compound word consisting of συν (syn) and θέσις (thesis) συν + θέτω. συν + τίθιμι.

The term appeared already in Ancient Greek drama by Aeschylus. Back then, its functionality and use was linguistical, in regards to the formation of syllabuses and, later on, words, too.
This means that synthesis is the epitome of structure or it literally means structure – the act of building, creating. Synthesis is about the act of creation, the act of putting things in place so as to create a composition. Synthesis is the composition.
Elements together in harmony. The team. The work. The dramaturgy.

These workshops will include a soundbath session. A combination of the LFacting teaching philosophy and the ATBC sound healing environment. Byzantine hymns, Shamanic voice drones, animal voices, numbers and countertenor vocalisms.
@and_they_built_churches

Starting November, I’ll travel around Greece and more cities in Europe this time, in order to do this new workshop with old values and ancient axes, like physics, architecture (of relationships) and grammar as the reason and proof of musicality in speech. There will be live music too.

Stay tuned for a workshop near you. Email me to invite a workshop to your foundation/space/school.
Now is a good moment.

The work will always be under the umbrella of the “out of comfort zone” condition that this class suggests and the exercise “Reverse Dramaturgy”.

Discounted price for artists who took part in one or more of my workshops this year, either online or in person.
This is a ‘thank you’ and also an invitation to all the people who’d like to work more closely with me. An endeavor to create a core of artists around these classes, who will be able to work together and with me.

#NYC workshop will be in January 2021. And I can’t wait.. Happy to take this a bit further, every time. See you soon, @labros.filippou @lfacting

The photo was shot by @alegi__ . It is a perspective from the studio Dansarte in Patras, GR, where Synthesis will take place 13-22 Nov.

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The first LFacting documentary just premiered!

A documentary by Alex Giannakakis

I’d like to thank all the beautiful artists who took part in this class, from the depths of my heart.

Warmly,
Labros

@lfacting

#lfacting #nyc #greece #athens

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Announcing Workshops in Europe
Time for poetry – Καιρός για ποίηση

How does poetry sound like? How about literature?
How would Juliet’s words from “Romeo & Juliet” sound like if you’d dance them?
Would you change your voice in order to tell a story to a baby? How about an adult?

An exercise about poetic speech in theater, dance, music.
For actors, dancers, performers, musicians and writers.


GREECE
Patras
7, 8, 9 Sept

Athens
14, 15, 16 Sept (updated dates, time and theme of workshop –> see below)

Thessaloniki
21, 22, 23 Sept

Book your spot at lfacting3@gmail.com or text @lfacting on IG

Athens – ‘out of comfort zone’ / 2, 3, 4 October


Zurich, CH
26 & 27

Email apokrisisgroup@gmail.com to book your spot

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@labros.filippou @lfacting
* shot by @alegi__

A new circle of the #online workshop with the title ‘OUT OF COMFORT ZONE‘ is about to begin on Sunday, June 7th.

We will work passionately on relationships and let the character be revealed from there.
The monologue will come out the dialogue, naturally.
Dialogue is the symptom of the relationship. The relationship is the subject – the main and only concern for the performer.

See related videos here.

Dates (every Sunday):
5, 12, 19, 26 July
Time:
12:00-2:30pm NYC | 5:00-7:30pm LON | 6:00-8:30pm BER | 7:00-9:30pm ATH

Language: Greek (scenes and monologues can be in any language)

Choose to attend per class or monthly.

Online with Zoom – see videos of online vibe in @lfacting IG.

SIGN UP today at lfacting3@gmail.com or text @lfacting on IG

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active since May 3rd and on-going / choose to attend per class or monthly
OUT OF COMFORT ZONE
online workshop / every Sunday
Sign up now
lfacting3@gmail.com

choose to attend per class or monthly
SIGN UP today at lfacting3@gmail.com or text @lfacting on IG

platform: Zoom / 3h classes / weekly / 12-3pm EST / 7-10pm Greece
– participants will receive a private link to join class weekly –
this is a worldwide calling for artists 15+

We will work on dialogues, monologues, poems and songs, so this class is a great fit for artists who’d like to apply for
Drama Schools, auditions, scholarships etc.
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Why out of comfort zone? What does comfort zone really mean?
What’s wrong with comfort zone?
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All the responsibility is yours, all the choices, all the failure, all the success.
In this class, every and any form and umbilical cord associated with social syndromes, forms of society, rules, prejudices, methods and techniques is dismissed, in order to provide space for the creation of a personalized “form” for the performer, based on their freedom of expression. 
Give no more directions to the artists. Let them do it their way.
FREEDOM AS THE ONLY COMFORT ZONE
SIGN UP today at lfacting3@gmail.com or text @lfacting on IG
Announcement for a second research team creation and one artist or group residency. #online #classes

Thank you so much for you interest in regards to my recent calling about the team I wanted to create, that will consist of people who will work with us as a research team and collaborators on the dramaturgical analysis on a specific project chosen by the artist in residency.

The submissions were more than I could fit in for this project with the subject: “woman in tradition and how we can redevelop her status through art”, that the artist I’m coaching chose.

This encouraged me, though, to go on and announce the creation of a second research team.
But first, I’ll have to find the next artist or group in residency. (updated!)
The “artist in residency” position is just filled with two beautiful young female artists who work as a team, even though one is based in NYC and the other London. I’m currently building the research and dramaturgy team around a beautiful project suggested by the two artists in residency, called: “a ( r ) m o ( u ) r
A stand-up tragedy
The ritual before a date
or
The art of preparing for war”.

A few positions are filled, a few more are open for all of you to submit. Artists, scientists, linguists and more, join us.

The team will consist of 5-7 people (updated!) Two positions have already been covered. The participants have to understand and speak English fluently and be professionally related to one or more of the following fields: Theater, cinema, dance, music, poetry, literature-linguistics, psychology – specializing in group therapy, sociology, political science, neuroscience, architecture, anthropology, physics, chemistry, biology.

Email me at lfacting3@gmail.com .

Classes will be two-hour long and will take place every Saturday, 12pm NY time. This is an open call worldwide. This workshop will start on the 11th of April for the artist/group in residency and the 18th April for the research team. It will go until the 20th of June.

The cost for every participant in the research and dramaturgy team will be $120 in total.
Thank you and looking forward to receiving your submissions.
Please, tag, forward, share this with your friends.

This is an open call worldwide.
Thankful for the opportunity to work with you.


@labros.filippou @lfacting
* shot by @alegi__

#residency #artistresidency #artistinresidence #art #actor #performer #theater #psychology #neuroscience #sociology #music #band #installationart #director #writer #worldwide
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Από την επόμενη Πέμπτη, 2 Απρίλη, στις 7μμ Ελλάδας, θέλω να ανοίξω τα μαθήματα που κάνω σε μια θαυμάσια Ελληνίδα καλλιτέχνιδα με βάση το Βερολίνο.
Το άνοιγμα-κάλεσμα αφορά σε μια ομάδα ανθρώπων που θέλω να δημιουργήσω, που την ονομάζω «ερευνητική ομάδα και συνεργάτες στη δραματουργία», που θα αποτελείται από 5 έως 7 ανθρώπους. Οι άνθρωποι αυτοί θα παρακολουθούν το μάθημα, θα κρατούν σημειώσεις και θα παρεμβαίνουν συμβουλευτικά ως συνεργάτες-ερευνητές, στη διαδικασία της ανάπτυξης και του σχεδιασμού του project.
Το θέμα της παράστασής της είναι «η γυναίκα μέσα στην παράδοση και πως μπορούμε να αναδιαμορφώσουμε την εικόνα της στο παρόν, μέσω της τέχνης» και τα βασικά μέσα της είναι η μουσική, η φωνή και το performance.
Τα μαθήματα γίνονται μια φορά την εβδομάδα, το κάθε μάθημα έχει διάρκεια 2 ώρες, και οι συναντήσεις θα διαρκέσουν ως το τέλος Μαΐου.
Δηλώστε συμμετοχή στο lfacting3@gmail.com.
Ευχαριστώ,
Λάμπρος

Next Thursday, April 2nd, 7pm Greece time, I’m opening the class I have with a brilliant Greek artist based in Berlin.
This opening-calling is about a group of people I would like to create, which is going to be a research team and a collaborator on the dramaturgical analysis. This team will consist of 5-7 people who will audit the class, keep notes and get involved in the development of the project of the artist as consultants.
The project’s theme is “woman in tradition and how we can redevelop her status through art”. The basic means of the performance are music, voice and performance.
The rate will be 10 euros per person, per class and the classes will take place weekly for two hours, until the end of May. This classes language will be Greek for dramaturgical reasons.
Submit at lfacting3@gmail.com.
Thank you,
Labros
20 Feb 2020
Scholarship announcement:
Throughout the years, I’ve been offering scholarships to artists that needed to take a workshop or several classes, but couldn’t afford it at that time. It’s time for another one.
I announce a full 3-month scholarship for one artist or theatrical/dance/music group (band), starting this March.

This isn’t part of the monthly workshops I’m doing in New York, but a separate worldwide calling that occurs to private coaching for an artist or group from around the world. Classes are going to take place in a weekly basis, through Skype, in English or Greek.

I’ll be assisting the artist(s) to better understand, manage and lead their craft in its best volume.

The artist/group needs to send me a cover letter, including age, artistic field and anything you’d like to share about your vision and work. Also, please, write a paragraph describing why you’d like to take these classes, as well as why you can’t afford them at the moment. There will be a review of your email followed be an interview and if it all looks like a good fit for this calling, then we start working.

Send your email at lfacting3@gmail.com.
Thank you and looking forward to your messages. Let your friends know.

Best,
Labros
@labros.filippou @lfacting
* shot by @alegi__
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‘out of comfort zone’ workshop
with Labros Filippou

a workshop about freedom of expression
an exercise about trusting the center and empowering the instinct

open to artists of all levels, ages, genres, genders, ethnicities, and non artists

Click here to
Sign up


Date:
Sunday 2/2
Time:
6:30-9:30pm

Location:
Daya Yoga studio
(718) 406-7912 • 360 JEFFERSON
BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN,
NY, 11237

• Meditation + Sound-bath • Body + Voice exercise • Movement + Improv with text

Sound-bath sessions include Byzantine & Countertenor Operatic vocals and Shamanic voice drones created Live.

Text work will be applied through Reverse Dramaturgy exercise.
Reverse Dramaturgy is an exercise about the revelation of the character through the relationship. The participants will walk naked and clean from all the pre-decided characteristics and behavioral elements of the role. This revelation will dress the performer up with all that the here and now suggests.


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Artistic expression needs to be nurtured with freedom and truth.

A Stage Performance Workshop with Labros Filippou.
An exploration to the foundation of performing as a matter of creating; giving birth.

Let’s build a performance from scratch.

Open to actors, musicians, vocalists, dancers, performers, poets, acrobats of all levels of experience.

Sign up:
lfacting3@gmail.com (include name & artistic field)

Date:
Sunday 12 January
Time:
5:30-8:30pm

Location:
A.R.T./New York – Spaces @ 520
520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018

Participants don’t have to prepare anything.
Bring any musical instruments you’d like to have with you. There is a piano in the space.
Bring any text/poem/scene/song/choreography you’d like to try.
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Artistic expression needs to be nurtured with freedom and truth.

A Stage Performance Workshop & Performance with Labros Filippou.
An exploration to the foundation of acting, performing, singing, dancing as a matter of creating / giving birth.

Let’s build a performance from scratch.

Open to artists of all levels of experience.

Stages of this work:
Self-observation, breaking the patterns that obstruct expression, embracing the ‘out of comfort zone’ condition, self-value, maximum expression.

This work is based on the practical axes of:
Physics (a body always ready to move), Architecture (of relationships), Grammar (is musicality), Music (rhythm, melody, harmony).

An exercise about:
Setting the protagonist free.
Creating space for things to happen.
Planting seeds in order to get fruit.

Stay open:
To clean the soul and let the spirt create art to a higher level.

Come see!

Sign up:
lfacting3@gmail.com (include name & artistic field)

Websites:
https://lfacting.com/
https://labrosfilippou.com/

Ask a question:
labrosfilippou@gmail.com

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REVERSE DRAMATURGY by LFacting – an exercise about the architecture of relationships.

Based on the relationship of ‘Jason + Medea’ (from the Ancient Greek play ‘Medea’ by Euripides)

From the relationship to the character and back.

Labros Filippou presents a 2-day Stage Performance Workshop for actors, directors, performers, dancers, poets, writers, musicians, vocalists, acrobats and intermedia artists.

Dates: 9 & 10 November
Time: 2:30-5:30pm
Location: A.R.T./New York – South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Number of performers: 10

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To submit, please send an email to lfacting3@gmail.com including your name, age, artistic field and a sentence about why you’d like to take this workshop.

Thank you,
Labros

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REVERSE DRAMATURGY in Zurich for the second time in two months
28 & 29 August

Time: 12-5pm

The revelation of the character through the relationship.
This exercise will be based on monologues and dialogues of Jason and Medea, from the play MEDEA by Euripides, Hamlet & Gertrude from the play Hamlet by Shakespeare and Antigone and Kreon from the play Antigone by Sophocles. 

The performers will walk on stage naked and clean from all the pre-decided characteristics and behavioral elements of the role, in order for them to witness their own revelation by engaging to the relationships through dialogue.

This revelation will “dress the performer up” with all that the here and now suggests.

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“JASON AND MEDEA” Workshop & Performance based on Euripides’ Medea. 

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This exercise will start from Zurich and Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, New York will follow.

10-11 Sept. / Zurich / Time: 12-5pm 
28 Aug. – 1 Sept. / Athens / Time: 5-9pm *
11-15 Sept. / Thessaloniki / Time: 5-9pm *
21-25 Spet. / Patras / Time: 5-9pm *

* On the last day of the last day of every workshop, a performance open to the audience will take place. Time: 9:15-10:30pm

From the relationship to the character and back. This exercise will be based on monologues and dialogues of Jason and Medea, from the play MEDEA by Euripides.

The revelation of the character through the relationship.

The performers will walk on stage naked and clean from all the pre-decided characteristics and behavioral elements of the role, in order for them to witness their own revelation by engaging to the relationships through dialogue.

This revelation will “dress the performer up” with all that the here and now suggests.

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REVERSE DRAMATURGY in Zurich | 10 & 11 August

Time: 12-5pm

@lfacting

The revelation of the character through the relationship.
This exercise will be based on monologues and dialogues of Jason and Medea, from the play MEDEA by Euripides.

The performers will walk on stage naked and clean from all the pre-decided characteristics and behavioral elements of the role, in order for them to witness their own revelation by engaging to the relationships through dialogue.

This revelation will “dress the performer up” with all that the here and now suggests.

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Starting July 8th, I’ll teach a two-week Intensive Workshop in Athens, GR for actors who would like to take part in the Drama School exams in Greece this following September and/or auditions for masters programs around the world, scholarships etc.

@lfacting

“Everything is feedback. There are no monologues. A monologue is still a dialogue.”

RSVP at lfacting3@gmail.com

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A Stage Performance Workshop

Dates: 22nd & 23rd of June
Time: 2-5pm
Location: NYC (TBA)
Maximum capacity: 14 people
RSVP by email: lfacting3@gmail.com
Rate: $120

“The performers will walk on stage naked and clean from all the pre-decided characteristics and behavioral elements of the role, in order for them to witness their own revelation by engaging to the relationships through dialogue.
This revelation will “dress the performer up” with all that the here and now suggests.”

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Private and group classes

Los Angeles, USA

February 2019

Starting this month, I’ll be giving private and group classes physically in Los Angeles and San Francisco and via Skype all over the globe.

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Los Angeles, USA

February 2019

Submit for the next workshops in L.A. starting next Saturday, February 9th.

Email at lfacting3@gmail.com

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LFacting presents “REVERSE DRAMATURGY”

Los Angeles, USA

January 26th 2019

Location: Zebulon, Los Angeles

Date: Sat 26 Jan

Time: 2-5pm

A Stage Performance Workshop by Labros Filippou for actors, directors (cinema/theater), writers, and also performers, musicians, singers, dancers and poets of all kinds and levels of experience.

* Directors, yes this workshop is all about the work you do with the actors. It’s about the Architecture of Relationships.

* Writers, the word Dramaturgy describes your creative identity in its whole, as the Dramaturgist is actually the Writer. So, this workshop is also about you.

* Please, feel free to bring your musical instruments, if you know or don’t really know how to play one.

“REVERSE DRAMATURGY” opens a new circle of Workshops for LFacting and Labros Filippou in Europe and the US. This is an exercise about freedom of expression and an educational task about breaking free of all the behavioral patterns and comfort zones that obstruct expression. This is a work about the revelation of the on stage character through the on stage relationships.

A Reverse Dramaturgical Analysis and Approach, where the performer won’t get in the on stage relationship obeying to all the characteristics that the theatrical condition suggests nor will they walk according to the theatrical forms that “make sense” due to the genre of the theatrical, musical, dance or so act.

The performers will walk on stage naked and clean from all the pre-decided characteristics and behavioral elements of the role, in order for them to witness their own revelation by engaging to the relationships through dialogue.

This revelation will “dress the performer up” with all that the here and now suggests.

RSVP

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Previous Events

Patras, GR

7-9 December 2018

“Reverse Dramaturgy” Workshop

@Dansarte

The workshop will be followed by a Performance with all the participants of this class.

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IOANNINA, GR

23-25 November 2018

“Reverse Dramaturgy” Workshop

@Thymomeno Portraito

The workshop will be followed by a Performance with all the participants of this class.

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A collaboration with

“ARGO – Alternative Therapeutic Program for Dependent Individuals.”

Thessaloniki, GR | 13, 14, 15 November 2018. Join us.

Info at lfacting3@gmail.com.

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Thessaloniki, GR

14-18 November 2018

Stage Performance Workshop in the streets of Thessaloniki.

LFacting delves into “Reverse Dramaturgy”

An outdoors workshop.

The class

We will be based at the Reverse Dramaturgy axis (see more info @ Teaching Philosophy of this page).

The Performance

After every class we will do a performance in the streets of Thessaloniki or even store and bars and restaurants.

All earnings will be shared amongst the performers.

Actors, dancers, musicians, singers, performers join us !

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Ioannina, GR

23-25 November 2018 

Stage Performance Intensive Workshop and live performance to follow!

LFacting delves into “Reverse Dramaturgy”Three days, four hours a day, one performance.

See info at:

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NEW Teaching Section!

31 October 2018

Good morning people!

I’d like to announce right away that a new section of group classes just opened for LFacting. I strongly desire to teach and organize performance classes and artistic acts everywhere around Los Angeles, Greece, Europe, the US and the World.

The workshop I intend to do is an exercise about freedom of expression and an attempt to apply musicality on speech and communication, in order for expression to become a game and communication to become joy, like an investment to building relationships (also check the “Reverse Dramaturgy” paragraph at the Teaching Philosophy of this website). We will invest to stories that ask for storytellers – both the performer and the audience will be the storytellers.

Expression owes to be nurtured with truth and freedom, from the moment one starts to learn how to write and read, in order for one to be ready to welcome social syndromes with love and compassion and no fear.

These workshops gear towards directors, theatrologists, school teachers, basketball coaches, coaches of all sports, prison officers, youth leaders, tutors in orphanages and rehabilitation centers and so on.

The class will take place in three stages.

Stage One:

Young children 7-12 years old will be the students and all the above tutors and teachers will be the audience and assistants of the class.

Stage Two:

The audience-assistants will become the students of the class.

Stage Three:

The students will become the Teachers and I will be their assistant.

More than ever, I’m open to collaborate with foundations, universities, drama schools, art schools, football clubs, basketball teams and all sports teams, rehabilitation centers, orphanages, prisons, monasteries, conservatories, theatre organizations and so on.

Please, feel free to share the news with people who could be interested in these workshops! Refer people and connect us with them. Let create something beautiful.

Thank you!

Good day!

Email: lfacting3@gmail.com

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Patras, GR

15-19 September

You are the Teacher, I’m your assistant.

No fear, means freedom. Express yourself, it’s about time.

15-19 September / Act Theater studio / Patras

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Thessaloniki, GR

September 2018

Greece has always been taking care of me and I’m doing my best to treat her (as mother land) with my best way of showing gratitude and care.

Let’s start from point ‘zero’, where there is nothing. But, most of all, there is no fear.

Where there is no fear, what’s left is freedom.Let’s do this.

20-29 September / SourLiBoom studio

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Athens, GR

1-14 September 2018

Starting with a 2-week workshop in Athens, I will spend some time in Greece, where I shall teach in different cities and perform with a few magnificent people and musicians.

1-14 September / Studio Zp87

Human existence balances between the fear of loneliness (rejection, failure and so on) and the possibility of freedom.

Where there is fear, there is no possibility of freedom. Where there is no fear, what’s left is freedom.

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Los Angeles, USA

New circle of six group classes / July 2nd – August 6th

Classes will take place in Silverlake area, Los Angeles, starting Monday, July 2nd, 5-8pm. These classes are part of a six-class course that concludes this teaching season in L.A. , right before I take off to Europe for a couple of months where several LFacting seminars shall take place. If you haven’t taken an LFacting class before you can come audit or choose to take part with a discounted price.

This class is not about acting. It’s about freedom of expression.

Artistic expression needs to be nurtured with truth and freedom.

– Day: Monday, July 2nd, and every Monday until August 6th 2018

– Duration: 3 hours, 5-8pm

Book class or audit by sending email at lfacting3@gmail.com

Check info about this class at the teaching philosophy section of the website.

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Los Angeles, CA

Workshop – Performance, starting February 2018

Dates: 17 February and every Saturday

Time: 11am-3pm

Location: 1217 N Berendo, 90029

For actors and musicians and/or anyone who would like to take this class aiming to express themselves through freedom and truth.Price for introductory class is $60 per person for a 4-hour class.Our aim is for this workshop to ultimately lead to a Music-Theater Performance.Drop-in and take individual classes following the flow of the group.

Bring your audition sides or new songs you’d like to work on, too. They are always a great boost in order to widen our range and for our work to become as spherical as possible.** Private or other group classes will be available during the whole period.

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Workshop / September – October 2017 / Ioannina, GR

Dates: 29-30 September, 1, 6, 7 October

Time: 5-9pm

Locations: ISM & Ekfrasi Theater, Ioannina.

Subject: “The state of complete freedom as the only comfort zone.

Breaking the patterns. Truth as the only choice.

The protagonist is the work itself, not the actor. The protagonist is the team, not the individual. The performance as a result of teamwork.”

Submit to lfacting3@gmail.com and Book Class

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Workshop / 22-28 September 2017 / Thessaloniki, GR

Dates: 22-28 September

Time: 5-9pm

Location: Studio SourLiBoom, Thessaloniki.

Subject: “The state of complete freedom as the only comfort zone.

Breaking the patterns. Truth as the only choice.

The protagonist is the work itself, not the actor. The protagonist is the team, not the individual. The performance as a result of teamwork.”

Submit to lfacting3@gmail.com and Book Class

Special guests

– Alexandros Rizopoulos (percussions, zamfona), Konstantinos Lazos (bagpipe, clarinet), Chrysanthi Spyrou (bass)

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Workshop / August – September 2017 / Athens, GR.

Dates: 28 August – 15 September

Time: 5-9pm

Location: Studio Zp87, Exarchia, Athens

Subject: “The state of complete freedom as the only comfort zone.

Breaking the patterns.Truth as the only choice.

The protagonist is the work itself, not the actor. The protagonist is the team, not the individual. The performance as a result of teamwork.”Submit to lfacting3@gmail.com and Book Class

Special guests

– Alex Dimou : Dj & Electronic Music Producer

– Dimitris Dimitriadis : Sound engineer & producer (Zero Gravity studios)

– Nikos Lygeros: Strategic management, Geo-strategy, Mathematics

– Vasileios Christopoulos : Neurotechnologist at the T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center (Caltech, Los Angeles, CA)

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Group Classes / July + August 2017 / Los Angeles, CA

Dates: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July and 5 August

Time: 1-5pm

Location: 1217 N Berendo, 90029, Los Angeles

Subject: “The state of complete freedom as the only comfort zone.

Breaking the patterns.Truth as the only choice.

The protagonist is the work itself, not the actor. The protagonist is the team, not the individual. The performance as a result of teamwork.”

Submit to lfacting3@gmail.com and Book Class

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Group Classes / June 2017 + Guest Lecturer / Los Angeles, CA

Dates: 10 & 24 of June

Time: 1-5pm

Location: 1217 N Berendo, 90029, Los AngelesSubject: “The state of complete freedom as the only comfort zone.

Breaking the patterns.”

Submit to lfacting3@gmail.com and Book ClassSpecial

guest (6/10): Vasileios Christopoulos – Neurotechnologist at the T&C Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center (Caltech)

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Group Classes / May 2017 / Los Angeles, CA

Dates: 13 & 27 of May

Time: 1-5pm

Location: 1217 N Berendo, 90029, Los Angeles

Subject: “The state of complete freedom as the only comfort zone.

Breaking the patterns.”

Submit to lfacting3@gmail.com and Book Class.

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Master Class / April 2017 / Los Angeles, CA

Dates: 22, 23, 29 & 30 April

Time: 1-5pm

Location: 1217 N Berendo, 90029Subject: “The state of complete freedom as the only comfort zone. Breaking the patterns.”Submit to lfacting3@gmail.comand Book Class

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Workshop / August – September 2016 / Athens, GRDates: 25 August – 15 September, 2016

Time: 5-9pm

Location: Studio Zp87, Exarchia, AthensSubject: “Cutting the umbilical cords. Forms of society, prejudices, rules and social syndromes, that don’t allow the actor to think and act with freedom.”Submit to lfacting3@gmail.com and Book Class

Guests:

– Nikos Lygeros (Strategic management, Geo-strategy, Mathematics)

– Ilya Algaer (contrabass player and performer at YIANNEIS).

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