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Stage Combat Workshop w/ Karen Bassett
Sat, 22 April 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM ADT
Stage Combat Workshop with Karen Bassett
People don’t want women to be fierce or funny. Stage combat fan Karen Bassett says they are, they can, and they should be.
Through full body engagement in the craft of stage fighting, participants will learn the basics of safety, some established techniques, and also be invited to participate as creators in the art form.
The old boys club really hates that-- so let’s do it!
Stage violence principles such as extension, action /reaction, and visual storytelling will be connected to other theatre disciplines such as acting and directing.
There will be grand outbursts of laughter and pain. Fake pain, that is. You won’t believe how real it feels and how often you’ll hear yourself say, “Are you okay?”
And it will be just fine.
Come dressed to move with athletic footwear.
No visible undergarments.
Wear a breast restricting bra/sports bra.
Have an elastic to tie back long hair.
Water, snack for the midpoint break.
Karen Bassett has studied stage violence with the Rapier Wit Studio in Toronto, Fight Directors Canada, and Fight Master Robert Seale.
This workshop series is designed for female-identifying and non-binary folks. Our goal is to create a safe and encouraging space to develop our craft in the presence of other women.
Workshop costs 5$ per participant and will be hosted in the Dalhousie Arts Centre, in studio 2.
This is the third in a five part Workshop Series co-ordinated by 2b student reps Kayla Gunn, Lara Lewis and Julia Schultz in tandem with Laura Vingoe-Cram. Funding for the series comes from a grant from the Fountain School for Performing Arts.