The Academy of Fight Directors Canada is pleased to announce its 20th annual National Stage Combat Workshop, to be held July 13-28th, 2013 at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
Since 1993, Fight Directors Canada has been offering world-renowned classes for actors in the art of dramatic combat. And our 20th anniversary workshop is shaping up to be the best yet, with Fight Masters, Directors and Instructors from across Canada coming to share their expertise in the art.
Stage combat training can offer an exciting and challenging method of expression for performers in theatre and on camera. Learning to communicate physically is essential to any actor's training, and Fight Directors Canada can help you to discover new ways to express characters through a solid grounding in safe performance of simulated violence, clear and strong choices, and commitment to the intent of the character and to the story being told. Training in physical expression, and in stage combat specifically, is an essential part of the 'toolkit' for actors, directors and teachers alike.
Internationally recognized certification will be offered at the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Actor/Combatant levels, as well as Fight Instructor and Fight Director certification for select candidates. All levels will receive a minimum of 80 hours of instruction from FDC certified teachers, with opportunities for enrichment and interest classes as well.