stage-combat

2011 Basic Certification Course

Actors Need Basic Stage Combat Few acting schools teach anything but the bare-bones of acted agression. To get certified in Fight Directors Canada (the only Equity-approved stage combat standard), the only place in Vancouver is Academie Duello. The Shakespeare actor who has a sword fight on stage has no stunt double. He must do the […]

Basic Certification NOW

An update to my Autumn Basic Certification class: Start Date: 5 October, 2010 Weekly Schedule: Tuesdays 8pm to 11pm and Saturdays 3pm to 5pm. End Date: 11 December, 2010* * This is the official end of classes, but the exam date is not set yet. It may be that day, or in the following week. […]

Slaps and Slashes

3 Hours of Unarmed Stage Combat 3 Hours of Sabre for the Stage Stage Combat Fundamentals in One Day To perform fights on stage, there are two elements: performer safety and the illusion of violence. When you want to look like you’re trying to kill someone, it’s a bad idea to improvise. The fight looks […]

Autumn Basic Certification

Updated Information About Course Specifics Here Actors Need Basic Stage Combat Few acting schools teach anything but the bare-bones of acted agression. To get certified in Fight Directors Canada (the only Equity-approved stage combat standard), the only place in Vancouver is Academie Duello. The Shakespeare actor who has a sword fight on stage has no […]

A Stage Combat Exemplar: Rick Sordelet

New York-based Rick Sordelet seems to be the most prolific fight director in America right now. The certification of Fight Director is a lot easier to attain in the U.S. than in Canada, so most of those certified aren’t really worth a damn. Rick is the opposite end of that spectrum: he has an excellent […]

May Stage Combat Course

Poster for May 2010 FDC stage combat certification course

Next Certification Class Postponed

Just a quick note that the next FDC Basic Certification course that was scheduled for this week has been delayed until 17 May, 2010. For full details, check this out: May Stage Combat Course Sorry for any inconvenience… actually, it should be a convenience, because now you have time to sign up and get these […]