2ndSunday

Second Sunday Seminars Series

This series is designed to provide intensive four-hour training sessions for Stage & Screen Combat. The subject matter will vary from month to month. Sometimes we will train in the use of specific weapons. Other times the sessions will cover acting-based topics as they specifically relate to violence on stage or screen.

A minimum number of participants is required to make certain the seminar happens so make sure to sign up early.  You must register by the end of the preceding month for the discounted price.

WHERE: Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), NYC unless otherwise noted.
TIME: 12pm-4pm.
COST: $75 (late registration $100).

2016 SEMINARS:

February 21st

Stage & Screen Fighting: Basic or Advanced
This seminar will be the perfect introduction for Fighting for Film or Stage as well as an opportunity for past students to work on Advanced Choreography for a live performance and for film.

Basic: This introduction will cover the fundamental unarmed techniques you will most commonly be called on to perform including punches, slaps, hair pulls, chokes, falls and kicks.

Advanced: If you have trained with me in the past then enroll for the Advanced Choreo session instead. You will be given an advanced sequence of choreography to work up to speed. You have less than 2 hours before you will be expected to perform it at speed for stage. In the second half you will work the common camera angles with minimal rehearsal time to reset for each angle. Please be ready for a high paced experience with high expectations!

Payments after January 31st:
$100.00

March 6th

Longsword: Basic & Advanced

The knightly art of longsword was used in Europe for hundreds of years to fight wars, duels and in personal combat. It has become one of the most common weapons used on Stage. After learning the fundamentals of this longsword system we will work on choreographing a Longsword fight!

Basic: This introduction will cover the fundamental techniques to become familar with the longsword. You’ll learn the guard, footwork, attacks, defense which will culminate in a short bit of choreography.

Advanced: If you have trained with me in Longsword then enroll for the Advanced Choreo session instead. You will be given an advanced sequence of choreography to work up to speed. You have less than 2 hours before you will be expected to perform it at speed for stage. In the second half you will work the common camera angles with minimal rehearsal time to reset for each angle. Please be ready for a high paced experience with high expectations!

April 10th

Tactical Training for Actors. Exact format will be coming soon but to get an idea of the structure check out last year’s event at last year’s event.

May 1st

Knife & Bound Fighting

June 12th

TBD

Past Seminars Include:

Tactical Training for Actors
Whip
Flexibility in Film Fighting
Quarterstaff
Found Weapons Made Easy
Longsword
Acting the Fight
Italian Rapier for Stage & Screen
Bond or Bowie?
Swashbuckling Sword Feats
Killing, Death & Consequences
Getting Bloody
Stunts for Women (and Men are welcome too)
Anything is a Weapon