Stage combat: taster
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: DRB160
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This course will introduce you to the fundamental techniques used to create an engaging fight for performance.
In this taster session we’ll be working in Unarmed Combat. This is a perfect opportunity for you to discover how we create and make fights for the Film, TV and Theatre world safely and effectively.
This course will be very active in it’s teaching. Please make sure to wear the appropriate clothing and footwear for this, mentioned below.
What will we cover?
A well-executed fight scene can make stage combat look easy – but, much like dancing, it must be intricately choreographed and extensively rehearsed to provide that authentic feel while remaining safe. In this fun taster we will be working in Unarmed Combat and we will explore a selection of moves and combine these moves in to a choreographed sequence.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Learn a selection of Stage Combat moves
• Combine these moves into a choreographed fight sequence
• Look at how we make a fight Safe in performance setting
• Explore the various ways we can perform this fight and how we make it engaging for an audience.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for anyone
You may or may not be asked to participate in rigorous activity from time to time. Please consider whether you could do this, if you are in any doubt consult a medical practitioner.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will include practical class work, discussion, observation and supportive feedback for individual and group awareness.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please wear comfortable appropriate clothing that allows for ease of movement, as if you were going to the gym.
Absolutely no jeans and no boots.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Mime Technique, Lecoq Technique, Movement for Actors.
Sean trained at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, a world renowned school for physical theatre. Over the two years he trained in devised theatre, ensemble building, character development, mask work, mime, object manipulation / puppetry and clowning, among a vast array of other training. Sean also trained at East 15 Acting School on the BA Hons / Acting & Stage Combat degree graduating in 2011, gaining specialist skills in nine different weapon sets alongside an extensive acting program, in contemporary and classical work and practitioners. Sean works as a performer, director and choreographer, and regularly leads workshops and courses for theatre companies across the UK, Europe and Asia. His approach to theatre follows predominantly from his training at Lecoq, with the body and with a playful curiosity, exploring the space and how the body moves within it. In his courses he hopes to open up a deeper understanding of performance technique, emotional engagement, physicality and the exploration of all aspects of life through theatre and to share his deep profound love of what he does with others.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.