Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 = Combat time!

Ok, so it's been a few months. I'm sorry. Bad Dan. Anyway, I had a great 2010 and now am moving into an even greater 2011! BOOYAH! I attended the annual Winter Wonderland Stage Combat Workshop in the second weekend of January. Got re-certified with a proficient in Rapier & Dagger and a recommended in Quarterstaff. YEAH! I also took a bunch of really interesting classes including: fencing styles of Elizabethan England (Spanish, Italian, and English), how to retain specific choreography in different venues while on tour with a show, Actors are Athletes - how to be in the top 5%, the business of stage combat, and along with fighting for film, I got some good face time with Maestro David Boushey. This brings me to a big announcement: I will be attending The United Stunt School of America this August. And, as this has become the year of combat I will also be attending the Central Illinois Stage Combat workshop the second half of May. Therefore, my schedule this spring and summer will have me heading to Plymouth, MA in Feb to teach a children's theater camp and again in mid April for another one after which I will begin my duties with Plimoth Players as Costume Coordinator and Fight Director. In mid May I'll head to IL and upon my return to MA, finish my duties with the PP. Then I'll be in Washinton state for stunt school the month of August. After that is a bit of a mystery, but we'll see what happens when we get there!

Sword fight demonstration!