SECOND SUNDAY SEMINAR 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.
The 2013 schedule is as follows:
Nov. 10th, 2013:
Killing, Death & Consequences
Contrary to what we see in many films these days, to take another's life always has a cost and consequences. This acting focused seminar will look at the physical, psychological and emotional responses to killing and dying. This is an uncomfortable subject, but it is imperative to acting violence well. As Rocco Dal Vera said in "The Voice in Violence:"
Just as real warriors perform an essential though anguishing service for society, actors also serve as courageous soldiers of the psyche. When we dig deep into the dark underbelly of the human ego and express our shadow selves truthfully in performance, we are helping the audience process that side of their natures, too. Society needs its stories in order to understand itself, and since drama is centered around conflict, violence lies at the heart of many great plays. Human beings kill. We make war. We rape, pillage, torture, and terrify. We can be brutal and animalistic. We even have the capacity to take joy in and revel in these horrors.
Note: This seminar is
Dec. 8th, 2013: Swashbucking Sword FeatsDetails
WHERE: KHDT - 330 Broome St. NYC unless otherwise noted.
COST: Early Registration (by the end of the preceding month) is $75 and $100 thereafter.
To sign up, send the appropriate amount through paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a confirmation email. Please note which session you are registering for.