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PAM3104 Stage Combat
Credit Points: 15
The introduction to, and development of, basic stage combat skills to enhance the actor's sense of physical awareness and expression. The students will take part in:

  • A variety of warm-up exercises and games which explore the Principles of Stage Combat (e.g. - partnership, trust, balance, line, etc.)
  • Basic techniques of unarmed stage combat such as slapping, punching, kicking, grappling, etc.
  • Basic techniques of armed stage combat (swords being the predominant weapon), such as footwork, parrying, cutting, thrusting, etc.
  • Exploration of 'Found Weapons'; objects not normally seen as weapons which could be used as such in the appropriate dramatic context.
  • Analysis of a variety of fight scenes from the cinema and videos of live performances.
  • Preparation and performance of short choreographed routine encompassing both armed and unarmed techniques and a text.
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/09/2006 VET: 30/09/2006