We all love a good fighting scene onstage and what you might not realize is how much work goes into each push, jab, punch and kick. It takes the work of a professional like D.C. Wright– a Master Instructor with Dueling Arts International and Head of Movement and Stage Combat at Western Illinois University– to create a artful (and realistic) fight without compromising the safety of the actors.
Have a chance to learn the art of combat in live theatre from Wright for a special Stage Combat Workshop on Monday, Oct. 13 at The Rep. Here is the rundown of the workshop:
5:30 p.m. l Sign-in, gather on 3rd Floor
6:00 p.m. l Workshop begins
This workshop will safely explore stage fight techniques that focus on portraying the most visual effect on stage. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Attire – loose fitting comfortable clothing for movement (no jeans or skirts); closed toe laced shoes (no sandals or flip-flops)
- Class size limited to 25 participants
- Most participants should be able to actively engage in the class. There is limited space for a few participants to observe the class only.
- Safety – very safe class if all follow the rules and guidelines of the instructor.
The class is $20 and is for ages 15 and up. Registration is required– register here!
Get more information about the class and instructor Wright here.