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Dynamic Swordplay for Camera with Nigel Poulton

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Dynamic Swordplay for Camera with Nigel Poulton

Time & Location

02. lokak. 2021 klo 11.00 – 03. lokak. 2021 klo 18.00

Helsinki, Bulevardi 23-27, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

About the Event

A workshop that explores the importance of combining historical and classical fencing techniques and sword fighting for camera techniques to create intricate and dynamic sword fights for stage and screen.

Using Longsword and Sabre, this workshop will extend on elements of the September workshop as well as explore:

  • Fencing Technique and Theory
  • Basic Skill Development and Crossovers
  • Technical Adaptation for Performance - Energy and Flow

Prior sword training and experience is required.

This is the second of the two workshops with Nigel Poulton that will take place in Helsinki this fall. First one is called Screen Combat: Fighting (& Performance) for Camera and takes place on 11th - 12th of September.  You can attend both workshops or choose to attend just one of them.

Nigel Poulton is an award-winning movement and fight director/coordinator, intimacy coordinator/director, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actor with over 25 years of national and international professional experience. Read more about Nigel below.

Place

Aleksanterin teatteri, Bulevardi 23-27

Timetable

Sat 2.10., 11am to 6pm (with an hour lunch break)

Sun, 3.10., 11am to 6pm (with an hour lunch break)

Cost & Payment

120€ for members of Dramatic Combat Finland and/or Nordic Stage Fight Society 

140€ for non-members 

Please confirm your place by filling in the registration form (RSVP button) and by either paying a full amount or a registration fee of 30€ to FI82 6601 0001 0767 36 / Dramatic Combat Finland ry. Referense number is 202141

The full amount should be paid prior to the workshop. 

Participants should remember to bring:

  • Comfortable training clothes (no jeans)
  • Training shoes that don't leave marks on the floor
  • Gloves for working with weapons
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask

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NIGEL POULTON is an award-winning movement and fight director/coordinator, intimacy coordinator/director, SAG-AFTRA stunt performer and actor with over 25 years of national and international professional experience. He has particular expertise in kinesthetic and natural movement processes, choreography, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance and teaching and is a practitioner of Meyerhold’s Theatrical Biomechanics, having trained intensively with the current custodian Gennadi Bogdanov. Nigel is a Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors, an Instructor, Fight Director and past President of the Society of Australian Fight Directors Inc; and an Honorary Fight Director with Fight Directors Canada. He is also a certified Intimacy Coordinator with Intimacy Directors International (IDI), and Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC). Nigel has over 20 years experience in a variety of mainland and archipelago Asian martial systems and is also a classically trained fencer with Martinez Academy of Arms & has trained and taught extensively in Historical European Martial Arts throughout the world.

Choreography credits include the Australian Ballet (2018), the New York City Ballet (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018), The Metropolitan Opera (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2014 and 2015), Sydney Theatre Company, the Bell Shakespeare Company, Washington Opera Company (2002 tour of Japan), Opera Australia, Circus Oz, Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Belvoir Street, La Boite Theatre (Brisbane), Playbox Theatre (Melbourne), and Kooemba Jdarra (Brisbane).

Some of Nigel’s film work includes: Poker Face, Thor: Love and Thunder, Escape from Spiderhead, Ding Dong You’re Gay, Occupation 2, Pirates of the Carribean V, Deadline Gallipoli, The Water Diviner, The Bourne Legacy, Vikingdom and Winter’s Tale. Through Nigel’s association with Weapons Specialists Ltd creative team in New York, he has worked on set for productions including: The Good Wife (Scott Free Productions), Person of Interest (Kilter Films), One Shot (Paramount Pictures), Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Salt (Columbia Pictures), I Am Legend (Warner Bros. Pictures), Sopranos – 1997 Season (HBO), The Ministers, (Collective), 30 Rock (Broadway Video) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Wolf Films).

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