SATURDAY 13TH JANUARY, 2024. LONDON, U.K.
An exciting day of diving through different stage combat fighting styles and switching genres, to welcome the New Year with a bang.
This is a full-day workshop where you will explore a range of different fighting styles seen on stage and screen. From slapstick to horror, comedy to interrogation, Barbie to Oppenheim, you will learn how to bring out the flavours and highlights of each genre while maintaining safe stage combat technique. This is a chance to really exercise your creative performance skills while you balance technical accuracy and physical flair.
Not all fights are made for action figures in action movies. The style of fighting and physical choices we make for our characters should fit in with the genre of the piece. It is the mark of a good actor to embody the physicality of your character and make movement choices truthful to the story – it is an incredible actor who can do this while performing fight choreography.
This workshop will show you easy, effective and reliable ways to make physical choices so you flatter the world you’re working in and give us believable and impactful action. By the end of the day you will have the tools to switch styles with ease. You will increase your castability as a versatile performer. And, well yes, you’ll have an incredible amount of fun.
SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 2024
10:00am to 5:00pm
MOUNTVIEW Academy of Theatre Arts
120 Peckham Hill St, London, SE15 5JT
This unique and workshop is designed around actors and anyone who loves stage combat – from those who would like to attain skills for their own repertoire and casting range, to those who are keen to specialise in fight action.
Crew and creatives are also most heartily welcome, if they’d like to gain an understanding of the work from an actor’s perspective.
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.
Early Bird: £75 (register and finalise payment by 1st December 2023)
Places are confirmed on completion of full payment.
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The health and safety of our students, tutors, venue staff, all of our family and friends, and the wider community is absolutely vital. This includes requiring that all participants at the workshop have full and up-to-date vaccination against Covid-19.
Andrew is a fight director and certified stage combat teacher with British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC). He trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has 20 years of experience as a professional actor working in theatre, film and the performance capture industry. Andrew has been teaching Dramatic Combat with Captivate Action since its beginnings in 2013.
Andrew’s recent fight directing credits include: A Guide for the Homesick (Trafalgar Studios), 3Women (Trafalgar Studios), Late Company (Trafalgar Studios), Strictly Murder (UK National Tour), Jane Eyre (Jacksons Lane), Bad Girls (New Wimbledon Theatre), Napoli M (Bridewell Theatre), The One (Lion and Unicorn Theatre).
Amy (she/her) is a specialist dramatic combat fighter with the British Academy of Dramatic Combat and the Academy of Performance Combat (APC), and has worked with Captivate Action since 2014. She is currently studying under the APC’s Teacher Training program, to gain certification as a Teacher of Dramatic Combat.
A practicing martial artist in Shotokan Karate from the age of twelve, Amy has worked both behind and in front of the camera, and on and off stage, as a producer and performer. She has been assisting Fight Directors Lyndall Grant and Andrew Young across the U.K. and Australia. Amy has also taught and assisted-teaching Dramatic Combat and Motion Capture at Mountview, LAMDA, Rose Bruford and ICTheatre.
Her credits as a fight performer and actor include Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Star Wars: Andor, Netflix’s The Witcher, Marvel’s Secret Invasion, Disney’s Culprits, ITV’s The Long Call, Macbeth in Macbeth and Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Shadow Road Productions), and Nina in The Seagull (Wateryard Theatre). Credits as a Performance Capture artist include Transformers: Reactivate, Rockstar Games and Frontier Developments. Amy also is a regular performing artist with London theatre company ‘Shadow Road Production’.