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: will vary but typically at:
-Battery Dance Company, 380 Broadway (2 blocks south of Canal), Ripley Grier Studios at 520 8th Ave. NYC or 353 W. 48th Studios
TIME: 4 hour blocks (typically in the afternoon, sometimes evening).
COST: Typically $75 (late registration $100) but special seminars will have varying cost.

New Package Deals on Sunday Seminars!

NYCSS is happy to announce our new Package sets on our Sunday Seminars!  This four seminar set allows you to plan ahead, choose the seminars you wish to attend and save a little money all at the same time.

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Upcoming 2020 Seminars:

January 19th, 2020

The Martial Arts of Screen & Stage Combat

We can choreograph and rehearse a spectacular fight, but it’s the underlying reality that sells a performance. This class is an intensive immersion into how a foundation in martial intent helps to create extraordinary fights.

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February 16th, 2020

Unarmed for Stage & Screen: Basic and 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.

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March 15th, 2020

Bar Fights and Breakaways

This seminar will look at the structure and dynamic of your classic ‘bar fight’. We will also explore how the performer must manage to keep their cool when the basic one- on- one fight escalates into a larger scale group fight. We will also be looking at the basics of using actual breakaway props.

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April 19th, 2020

Saber For Screen & Stage

This seminar will focus on the fundamental use of the saber with an emphasis on learning performance and safety techniques as well as staging concerns for varying audience configurations and camera angles. Later in the seminar, we will work on putting these fundamentals into fight choreography.

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May 3rd, 2020

Fantastical Longsword

Our Pop Culture is filled with fantastical worlds that take us all the way from Middle Earth to a galaxy far, far, away. Come on in on May 3rd and learn some actual Historical German longsword technique! Afterwards, we’ll work on applying those techniques and adapting them to the rules of the fantastical worlds we love to portray!

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June 14th, 2020

That’s My Knife!

Few fights are more exhilarating to perform than a knife fight! Unless, of course, you’re not the one with the knife.
This special seminar will focus on unarmed techniques versus an armed adversary, eventually moving on to exactly how to take that knife away from them.

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July 26th, 2020

Special Seminar with Instructor Simone Belli

NYCSS is excited to bring back Stunt performer Simone Belli from Milan, Italy for a special seminar this July!

Check here for more information as it becomes available! 

Past Seminars Include:

Camera Awareness in Fights
Tactical Training for Actors
Rhythm of the Fight
Stage & Screen Fighting
Flexibility in Film Fighting
Found Weapons Made Easy
Acting the Fight
Italian Rapier (Rapier & Dagger) 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
Lights, Camera, ACTION!
Acting the Fight and “Selling It”
Cops & Robbers
Realism in Your Knife Fight Choreography
Holiday Fight Gathering: Choose your Weapon
All About The Music!
That’s My Knife!