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: 11am-3pm.
COST: $75 (late registration $100).

2015 SEMINARS:

May 3rd:

Cut or Thrust?

For hundreds of years the rapier and small-sword wielding gentleman would have to be prepared for anything. Many treatises picture the use of the rapier or small-sword again sabre, polearms, and a variety of weapons.
This seminar will focus on the differences between the Rapier (or Small-sword if you prefer) and the Sabre. After working on each system for little while, you will pick one and we’ll choreograph the cutting weapon vs. the thrusting one.

To register make your payment by April 30th $75.00:

Payment can also be made through PayPal to jared@jaredkirby.com

June 14th:

Getting Bloody

Blood Effects on stage can help evoke a visceral reaction in the audience. In this seminar we will cover:
-How to make blood packs for broad spatter or directional hits.
-How to “pop” them correctly (on the body & in the mouth).
-Palming packs and Proximity packs
-Various types of blood effects (liquid, powder & thick blood)
-Learn how to make home made blood: for clothing, washable, edible, to simulate brain matter and more
-If time allows, we will discuss rigging blood for arterial sprays.

Come with a change of clothes (or two) and an old towel. We will use water for much of the seminar but at the end you will use your home made blood to pack up and Get Bloody!

To register make your payment by May 31st $75.00:

Payment can also be made through PayPal to jared@jaredkirby.com

 

No July or August Seminars

September 13th:

TBA

October 11th:

TBA

November 8th:

TBA

December 13th:

TBA

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