Geelong Blitz: Stage Combat Workshop

SUNDAY 23rd JULY 2023

An exciting new one-day Stage Workshop in Geelong, with one of Australia’s most respected Fight Directors, Lyndall Grant.


This is a unique one-day workshop in stage and screen combat, offered for the first time in Geelong!

You will be diving right into sword and unarmed skills for stage, screen and motion capture.

Fights and combat in theatre, film and TV can take many forms – from overt action sequences to ‘simple’ falls; from complex sword fights to moments of physical intimidation. They are often some of the most exciting moments for the audience and most juicy acting moments for the performers.

Abdul Muhaimin and Daniel Lamech

However for this to happen, they have to be SAFE, TECHNICALLY SOUND and DRAMATICALLY ENGAGING. Without this dramatic fights can end up being stressful, nonsensical and jarring, and they risk causing genuine physical and emotional harm. The remedy? Quite simply – training!

This workshop will throw you right into industry-ready skills for working with swords and unarmed combat in our contemporary performing arts. We will romp through techniques, forms, illusions and performance, and give you the chance to apply your new skills in a performance setting.

Soren Jensen and Abdul Muhaimin

By the end of the workshop, you will be ready to approach this work with the knowledge of how to keep yourself and those around you safe. And, well, you would have had an awesome day playing with swords, action and performance with a group of like-minded artists.


SUNDAY 23rd JULY 2023

2:30pm to 8:30pm



37 – 61 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights, VIC 3215


This workshop is created for anyone with an interest in the performing arts – actors, dancers, circus performers, stunt performers, directors, stage management, other creative and crew… or someone dipping their toe into the Arts for the first time.

Captivate actively supports diverse and equitable work- and learning-spaces. We also fiercely protect safe work- and learning-spaces for all of our participants. If you have any concerns or questions please get in touch with us.

Amy Bolger-Floyd and Alice Cavanagh


The course will cater to all levels of experience – from absolute beginners to seasoned performers. The course is designed to accomodate those with little or no prior knowledge of the work. However we also encourage students who already have some stage combat experience to join us, to further your craft by honing the ‘basics’.  We also cater to all levels of physical fitness and abilities.



Early Bird: $155 (register and finalise payment by 30th June 2023)
Concession: $165
Standard: $185

A deposit of at least 50% of your course fee is required on registration. Places are confirmed only on completion of full payment, which must be finalised ahead of the workshop.

We accept online transfer (no additional fee), PayPal (3% admin fee) and Square Online Payments (2.2% admin fee), so let us know what is the easiest method of payment for you.

Amy Bolger Floyd and Cheryl Ho


Bookings are now open! Spots are very competitive as we have strict capacity limits and our workshops sell out quickly, so register early to save your spot (and to get the Early Bird price). Just fill out the online registration form, and we will reply with your registration confirmation and payment information.


Make sure you get a text box confirmation that your registration form has gone through as soon as you SUBMIT. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, check your junk mail, and then send us an email.

COVID-Safe Learning

The health and safety of our students, tutors, venue staff, all of our family and friends, and the wider community is absolutely vital. Captivate is dedicated to running this course strictly within the most up-to-date Government-advised COVID-Safe guidelines. This includes requiring that all participants at the workshop have full and up-to-date vaccination against Covid-19.

A complete account of the current policies will be given to all students shortly prior to the course commencement; and will include (but are not limited to) measures such as COVID declaration forms prior to arrival, the wearing of masks as appropriate, rigorous room cleaning, adequate ventilation, workshop content that facilitates social distancing throughout the session, and rigorous cleaning of all weapons used. Students and tutors will be asked to stay home if they have shown any signs related to a COVID-19 infection, and/or if they have been told to self-isolate by the DHS.

About your tutors:

Lyndall Grant

LYNDALL GRANT (she/her) is a Fight Director, Movement Director, actor and Motion Capture Specialist who works in Australia and Internationally for stage and screen.  She is a senior teacher and Management Committee member for the Society of Australian Fight Directors, and certified Dramatic Combat teacher with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat.  Lyndall currently teaches stage combat at the Victorian College of the Arts, 16th Street Actors Studio and National Theatre Drama School.  

Lyndall trained as an actor as London’s ArtsEd School of Acting, before specialising in fight performance and physical performance.  She began working as a fight director in London in 2010. In 2013 Lyndall established Captivate Action Ltd. in the U.K., as the first company to specialise in training and performance in action and Motion Capture, and brought this company home to Australia in 2016.  Lyndall was an actor and movement captain in Melbourne’s production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from 2018 to 2022

Recent fight/movement directing credits include:  Beauty and the Beast (Disney Australia); Cruel Intentions The Musical (National Tour, DVE); An American in Paris (GWB); Nosferatu, Atlantis, The Return, Looking for Alibrandi, Because the Night, Cloudstreet (Malthouse Theatre);  Is God Is, Sunday, As You Like It, Berlin, The Lifespan of a Fact, Torch the Place, Cosi, Storm Boy, Astroman, The Violent Outburst that Lead Me To you, The Architect, The Lady in the Van, Hungry Ghosts, Vivid White, Macbeth, Minnie and Liraz, Melbourne Talam, Lillith the Jungle Girl, Straight White Men (Melbourne Theatre Company); Il Viaggio a Reims (Opera Australia); Punk Rock (45 Downstairs); No Exemptions (Shift Theatre); Alice in Winterland, The Wind in the Willow, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Rose Theatre Kingston, U.K.); Lohengrin (Melbourne Opera); The Way Things Work (Red Stitch Theatre).

We look forward to seeing you there!

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