This course introduces students to movement techniques of theatrical hand to hand and cutlass combat which will be very useful when students participate in theater or film productions. They will learn how to create the illusion of violence while adhering to strict safety parameters. They will always work with a partner to create the illusions. For those who have already completed some other Stage Combat classes or experiences, this course builds on the techniques already studied. Students will continue to learn and practice safe theatrical combat techniques for hand to hand and cutlass. They will also be introduced to broadsword and quarterstaff technique.They will learn how to create the illusion of violence while adhering to strict safety parameters. They will always work with a partner to create the illusions.
Students in the Intermediate/Advanced level will implement safety techniques learned in the Introductory level as well as continue to develop body (physical and spatial) awareness and self-control, economy of motion (less is more), focus, timing, and the difference between Performer energy and Character energy.
Students will also participate in discussions regarding the illusions created by choreographed violence on Film, TV and Stage and will participate in scene work designed to recreate the scenes they have seen.
This course meets various standard criteria of California Physical Education Standards and California Visual and Performing Arts Standards.
Students will learn the importance of safety not only for themselves but others around them. The students develop body awareness (physical and spatial) and self control, economy of motion (less is more), focus, timing, and the difference between Performer energy and Character energy.
And they will have a ton of fun learning to fake fight safely!
Teacher: Kim Turney (Academy of Theatrical Combat)
Prerequisite for Intermediate/Advanced class: Should’ve completed introductory Stage Combat course with Kim already
Cost: Please see pricing chart
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