Falling Into Stage Combat
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TMA 31 Workshops
Have you every tried to be a fantastic pirate on stage in a sword fight or a Montague fighting a Capulet but knew you looked more like a manic toddler? Have you had a sword thrust in your hand and the director told you to fight but you didn't know where to start? Have you wondered how they create those wonderful fight scenes on movies like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones? Then this workshop is for you!
Designed for anyone 12 years + who is looking to improve their confidence and combat skills on stage in this workshop Peter will show you how to "fight" safely but realistically, respecting your own level of fitness and physical abilities.
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2 hour Workshop
Sunday 15:00 - 17:00
15th October 2023
1 Imp. de la Gare, 31820 Pibrac, France
In this 2 hour workshop we will explore how the body is designed to move, and through this exploration discover how to protect ourselves in high energy - high stress environments. Throughout the workshop participants will learn how to harness the body’s design to throw punches, take a tumble, and react naturally to our environment.
By delving into the body’s natural and inexhaustible resources we will learn how to fight, fall, and feint our way into full bodied stage combat. So come and learn stage combat in the natural way you are designed to move and in doing so learn how to tap into your instinctual superpower to transform yourself onstage!
Goals of the workshop:
Increase body awareness of participants through the use of their hands, head, and voice.
Improve confidence on stage through exploring how the body wants to move.
Develop a "toolbox" of tricks and tips to use for stage combat, and stage presence.
Peter Hammer is a professional performer, choreographer, and teacher based in Toulouse, France. For over 10 years, he has devoted his professional dance career to learning, dancing, and teaching the Jump Rhythm® Technique an unique American art form that combines jazz and tap dance with “scat” singing and body percussion to create an energetic expression of whole-body emotion and rhythm. He began dancing when he was 14 and went on to receive a degree in Dance Performance and Choreography from Hope College, in Holland, Michigan. In 2007, Peter began working with Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, an Emmy award-winning Chicago dance company. As a company member, he performed, choreographed, and taught workshops and masterclasses in Finland, Spain, France, and throughout the US. At the end of 2017, Peter received a “Passeport Talent” visa to teach dance and perform in France. Now, his focus is directed to introducing the Jump Rhythm Technique in France, with classes, workshops, and performances in Toulouse and other cities through his association, Association Rythme Américain, and dance company, Sounds of the SOL..