Stage Combat

Have you ever dreamed of being in an epic sword battle from The Lord of the Rings or Pirates of the Caribbean? Or maybe you prefer hand-to-hand combat in the style of superheroes like Batman or the Avengers! Do your favorite movie moments include Luke and Darth Vader’s lightsaber battles, Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black’s rapier duel, or Harry Potter’s spellcasting against the Death Eaters? How do actors portray combat on stage and in the film without causing harm to other performers? In this class, students will get an introduction to the many techniques of stage combat to create a convincing fight choreography. Learn sword fighting, mock brawls falls, and more! Learn the art (and fun!) that goes into acting and choreographing staged combat. Then combine your newly acquired skills with text from some of your favorite stories and re-create famous stage combat scenes. Although there is no showcase for this class, we will film all the final battles for families.

  1. Ages: 7 – 12 and 12- 18
  2. Class Dates: June 22 – 26; Monday-Friday
  3. Time: 9 am – 12:30 pm
  4. Location: Osio Theater
  5. Cost: $225
  1. Every student enrolled in a WEST Summer 2020 class receives a commemorative t-shirt.
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