Workshop: Stage Combat, Unarmed

3 Hours: Tuesday, July 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon, $40.00
Maximum of 12 Registrants to be accepted
With Robinson Wilson; The Capitol Theatre, 4904 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC. 250-723-1195

Unarmed Stage Combat
Unarmed combat is the most often used fighting in any performance. This includes falls, slaps, hair pulls, chokes, among others. Basic Unarmed also includes punching in the context of an untrained character.
High emotion drives these ordinary people to violence, so it is a great starting-point for actors.

Stage Combat Course Specifications and Outcome
Dramatic Combat is an expression of violence on stage and screen. When used in a safe and effective manner, it is a powerful dramaturgical and storytelling tool.

Training and preparing for theatrical combat includes developing an understanding of space, distance, physical communication, breathing, handling of props, timing, partner work, musicality, story, energy transference, presence, and awareness. Over the class, participants will explore these concepts to the best of their individual ability.

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Robinson Wilson, Instructor

Robinson is a director, lighting designer, fight choreographer among many other talents. His recent directorial work includes Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (also adaptation) at Vancouver Island University, Once Upon a Mattress for 3LD Productions, Apprentice Director at Bard on the Beach, for The Winter’s Tale, and most recently, Annie, for Rainbow Youth Theatre’s 30th Anniversary season.

Lighting Design: Vancouver Island University, Theatre One, Touchstone/ Carousel, and this last summer, Arctic Action, as part of the Nord-Norges Festspillene Theatre Festival in Harstad, Norway.

Stage Combat Guest Instructor credits: Arctic Action (Norway), 360 STUNT (Copenhagen), and the Nordic Stage Fight Society (Stockholm). North America: fight choreography and motion capture performance work for Final Fantasy: Kingsglaive, as well as over 50 theatrical productions.

Awards: Theatre BC Mainstage for Best Actor, Best Lighting, and Outstanding Fight Choreography.

Ongoing projects include continued theatre mentoring and design at Vancouver Island University, and Creative Consultation with Bard on the Beach for their 30th anniversary season production of Coriolanus, as well as Fight Director for the Howard Stage at Bard.


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