Workshop (Banff): Paddy Crean Stage Combat Workshop: Heroes and Monsters – The Banff Centre

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Workshop (Banff): Paddy Crean Stage Combat Workshop: Heroes and Monsters – The Banff Centre

Image courtesy of The Banff Centre

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Paddy Crean Stage Combat Workshop: Heroes and Monsters

Dates: December 29, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Register by: November 19, 2014

Instructors: Daniel Ford Beavis, Scott Witt

About the Paddy Crean Stage Combat Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity for master teachers, researchers, and movement artists to get together and share in the wealth of knowledge that is found in historical and theatrical fighting techniques, from all around the world. We welcome everyone from beginners to experts, enthusiasts of stage combat, historical martial arts, stunt work and the theatrical movement industry to join us and participate in the classes and lectures offered by our instructors.

As time goes by it is easy to forget where a lot of our shared heritage comes from. In the areas of historical martial arts, movement studies, stage combat, fight direction and stunts, we are all going through a huge boom in research and development and in turn our various areas of study are finding a wonderful renaissance. This year we celebrate our 8th trip to The Banff Centre with a theme called: Heroes and Monsters!  

This year we are focusing our energy for this workshop on the synergy between historical work and the way in which they interface with and have a working relationship with the stunt and theatrical community. As more and more film and stage work pushes human boundaries into the supernatural, it seems appropriate to explore the physical and creative limits of heroes and monsters and blend them with historically accurate fighting techniques.

For an example of the format of this year’s Workshop, see the 2012/2013 Paddy Crean Stage Combat Workshop schedule.

Participants should plan to arrive in Banff on Sunday, December 28, 2014, and depart on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

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