2017 SAFD National Stage Combat Workshops

Sunday, Jun 18 2017 - Saturday, Jul 8 2017


INTRODUCTION TO STAGE COMBAT ACTOR COMBATANT SKILLS PROFICIENCY ADVANCED ACTOR COMBATANT SKILLS PROFICIENCY The University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Stage Combat Program (SSC), working in conjunction with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and its’ National Stage Combat Workshop, have created one of the foremost stage combat training programs in the United States. Taught by select members of the SAFD, all Summer Stage Combat classes place emphasis on a non-violent approach to stage violence as well as the actor’s rights and responsibilities when required to perform fight scenes. Students in the SSC program will be in class at least six hours a day, five days a week. Typically, each day will begin with a physical warm-up, followed by classes in two disciplines in the morning, two further disciplines each afternoon, and some evening classes. Related films and additional workshops by guest artists are a unique feature of this program.