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In-Person: Intensive: Stage Combat and Intimacy with Rez Graham (#22-08-3610)

In-Person: Intensive: Stage Combat and Intimacy with Rez Graham
Tuesday & Wednesday, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

August 16 & 17
Ft. Mason Center

Schedule: 2 sessions
Class dates: August 16 & 17
Class length: 3 hours
Class size: 12 students maximum
Tuition: $115
Prerequisites: Foundation 2 or equivalent

*This class requires Head of School approval. Please email bats@improv.org to determine eligibility*

As we begin to create more believable characters and scenes, we start to explore the more extreme emotions that our characters can feel.  We need to be able to express those feelings as the characters in a way that is safe for everyone mentally, physically, and emotionally.  In the first half of the class, we delve into the techniques of stage combat, allowing us to give the illusion of violence in complete safety.  We cover hand-to-hand combat, various weapons (both real and imagined), and how to sell the illusion to the audience.  In the second half of the class, we move in the opposite direction and explore how to express intimacy on stage.  In our normal worlds, we live in physical bubbles that surround us. We examine techniques for breaking through those bubbles to give the impression that you and your scene partner are close friends, family, or lovers.  Throughout the entire class, we stress the importance of consent, checking in with your scene partner, and how to say no to anything you are uncomfortable with.

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