Welcome to the Finnish Stage Combat Society’s legendary Easter Workshop!
Once again we offer a getaway Easter weekend of fun and the opportunity to study with some of the top teachers in stage combat. Teachers for this course include the nordic godfather of stage combat, Sweden’s Peppe Östensson, and the president of the Finnish Stage Combat Society, Oula Kitti.
In stage combat we study safe and effective methods to perform armed and unarmed stage violence. Participants will have the opportunity to test various kinds of combat and fencing techniques. This years workshop will have as it’s focus dramatic text, and students will work on their own scenes during the three days. Everyone will have the chance to work directly with a fight choreographer. The course is designed both for both professional and amature performing artists. No prior experience in stage combat is nessessary. Stage fighters both new and old will find challenges appropriate to their level given to them during the workshop. You must be at least 15 years of age to join the workshop.
During the final day of the course the Nordic Stagefight Society will hold their internationally recognized, official Basic Test of competency in stage combat. If you have questions about, or are interested in taking the test, plesae get in touch with the organizers and we will discuss your possibility to participate in the Basic Test Course (in order to test you need a required amount of experience and need to learn the fight choreography used in the Basic Test). The Basic Test is completely optional for workshop participants, so you can come and enjoy the training without any pressure. All course members are welcome to watch and cheer on those being tested.
The workshop’s daily schedule is from 10am. to 5 pm. which includes a lunch break. Please bring with you cloths you can move in, indoor shoes, water to drink, as well as your own lunch. The FSCS will provide all other stage combat gear.
Place: Vantaa Dance Institute/Vantaan Tanssiopisto,
Tikkurila, Viertolankuja 4, 01300 Vantaa
Teachers: Peppe Östensson SWE, Oula Kitti FIN
Price: 100 €. Students and members of NSFS(SNTY) or ilmaisuverstas 85€
You Need: Cloths you can move in, indoor shoes, water to drink, something to eat.
How to get there: Bus number 611 from the Helsinki railroad station or nuimber 61 from the Tikkurila railroad station. Step off at the Osmankäämintien bus stop.
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