It Takes Two: Dual Weapons in Choreography

NYCSS 358 West 40th Street, New York, NY

This Sunday Seminar will take a focused look at the use of Dual Weapons in stage & screen combat. Students will recieve an introduction in the martial theory behind having a weapon in each hand and how that theory applies to the most popular weapon pairings such as the Rapier & Dagger and Tomahawk & Knife. Ultimately students will apply all of this into choreography, pitting these weapon duos against each other. What happens when Tomahawk & Knife faces off against Rapier & Crowbar? Now is your chance to find out! This class is open to students of all skill...

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The Dueling Ground: An Online Seminar

Zoom New York City, NY

Join us for a special online seminar March 5th! This seminar with Jared Kirby will explore the origins, growth and ultimate decline of the Duel in Europe. We will focus on Vincentio Saviolo's 16th century dueling code which Jared presents in A Gentleman's Guide to Duelling. Once the historical protocols of a duel are understood, the class will examine historical accounts of duels (such as the one pictured above) to discuss how many actually followed the correct procedures: -If you duel with billiard balls, is that OK?  -Can a dog actually challenge a man to a duel?  -Did duels happen...

We Duel at Dawn: A Performer’s Guide to Dueling

NYCSS 358 West 40th Street, New York, NY

Dueling is a gripping climax that exists in many of our stories from Hamlet to The Count of Monte Cristo, Dangerous Liaisons to Hamilton. The Princess Bride offers a playful approach while Twelfth Night gives us a comedic ending.  This Sunday Seminar will take a look at a performers' approach to a duel through character. In this month's seminar participants will take elements of historical protocol and decorum to implement into their performance. Creating a scene with all of the appropriate terms and processes of a duel and executing Sabre choreography that compliments this formal agreement. From there, we will play...

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Fantasy Melee: Build Your Party

NYCSS 358 West 40th Street, New York, NY

Longswords and spears and axes! OH MY! Isn't it the best when fantasy fighters have their trusted group of allies and face the enemy as a team, each with their own specialty? Well at this Sunday Seminar you can live out your Dungeons & Dragons or Lord of the Rings fantasies while two teams fight it out in one big group battle.  Participants will have a variety of weapons to choose from and split into teams to find out what it takes to choreograph a group fight! As you use your weapon against a variety of different weapons, changing opponents and moving through...

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday: A Blood Seminar

NYCSS 358 West 40th Street, New York, NY

A bloody mess is a powerful tool for evoking a visceral reaction in your audience (plus, it’s fun too!) This class will cover: -How to make blood packs for broad spatter or directional hits. -How to “pop” them correctly (on the body & in the mouth). -Palming packs and Proximity packs -Various types of blood effects (liquid, powder & thick blood) -Learn how to make home made blood: for clothing, washable, edible, to simulate brain matter and more -If time allows, we will discuss rigging blood for arterial sprays. Come with a change of clothes (or two) and an old...

Get Tickets $75.00 – $100.00