Beirut Physical Lab

About Beirut Physical Lab

Beirut Physical Lab is an independent organization that aims to develop the physical theater and contemporary dance scene in Beirut and its surroundings. Its objective is to support amateur and professional artists by creating a safe space to express themselves, work on their personal projects, and give them tools to develop their skills.

Rhythmic Gestures, Footwork, & Momentum Studies With Leila Awadallah

Leila Awadallah is a Palestinian American dancer and choreographer who lives between Beirut and Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). Her project: Body Watani researches questions of how we contemplate the impact and ...

Contemporary Morning Classes With Emma Jayne Park

Emma Jayne is a dancer, theatre maker and facilitator working under the creative handle Some Kind of Chaos. Emma’s work always begins in the body but manifests in various forms; ...


Bassam Abou Diab and Simea Cavelti explored a choreographic journey during a five-week dance LAB with seven emerging performers in Beirut and Hammana. They researched the notion of a personal ...

BeiRoot Bodies

BeiRoot Bodies -2-

After three months of intensive work, the outcome of our annual program “BeiRoot Bodies” was presented at “Le Monnot” theater in Beirut. It was an open dance studio, that titled “Beirut Bodies-2”. The Performance was the result of intensive workshops and classes in physical theater and contemporary dance.

Contemporary Dance Workshop With Zeina Hanna

Contemporary Dance Workshop With Zeina Hanna

This contemporary dance workshop will focus on developing awareness in the way we articulate our bodies. We will explore three volumes: the hips, the rib cage and the head. The aim is to understand, feel and sense how these body parts come together and connect; to release unnecessary tensions and find ease in movement.

Simea Cavelati

Intermediate contemporary masterclass with Simea Cavelti and Bassam Abou Diab.

Interested dancers willing to take part of an intensive performance project in April 2023, led by the choreographers Simea Cavelti and Bassam Abou Diab, are invited to attend this masterclass. We also welcome any other dancer willing to join without taking part of the April performance.

Diane Fardon

Diane Fardon’s Workshop

“Beirut Physical Lab” held a workshop in contemporary dance and movement, with the French dancer and choreographer, Diane Fardon, for four hours. The participants discovered the special character of each of them, within similar movements. The workshop also focused on the impact of every personality and life of each dancer, on the body and expressions.

The Body in Infinite Motion Dance Workshop

The Body in Infinite Motion Dance Workshop

In August 2022, Beirut Physical Lab held a dance workshop in movement and contemporary dance, with the Swiss dancer and choreographer, Mirjam Barakar. More than 40 people who are interested in the body movement and contemporary dance, participated the workshop.

Diane Fardoun

Dance Workshop with Diane Fardoun

Beirut Physical Lab is hosting an Intermediate Dance Workshop by Diane Fardoun. In this workshop, Diane will explore the special character of each dancer in similar movements, and dive deep into the unique interpretations.