This eight week course aims to enable and empower the participant to reach a proficient level of competence in Unarmed Combat for Stage & Screen, set alongside the following learning outcomes:
- To learn the fundamental techniques and safe applications of Unarmed Stage Combat
- To further develop physical awareness, both of oneself and others, in the space you occupy and perform in
- To explore the different use of violence in theatrical and filmic context and understand the importance of safety in 21st Century performance
- To advance partnering skills
- To retain choreography, take direction and tell a story with theatrical violence
Dates and Times:
Dates to be confirmed at The Exchange, Twickenham.
Week 1 and 2: Introduction to Combat
- Learn the foundations of stage combat and begin putting them into practice
- Discuss and analyse key violent scenes from cinema and TV
Week 3, 4, 5 and 6: Core Techniques
- Develop our understanding and execution of more progressive stage combat
- Explore theatrical scenes that contain the potential for violence
- Further improve our partner work
Week 7 and 8: Rehearsals and Internal Showing
- Alongside further skills development, these sessions will be spent rehearsing and tightening up choreography
- Ending with a showing of the rehearsed scenes/fights to the rest of the group
There are no entry requirements to enrol on this course; other than a willingness to work hard, break a sweat and have fun!
Throughout the course, students will be assessed on their abilities to learn and safely put into practice ‘Unarmed Combat for Stage & Screen’. Upon completion, successful students will receive a Spotlight accredited certificate under ‘Master@Arms’ and may add the certification to their Spotlight UK profiles.