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The Alexander Theatre

Ruth Cooper-Brown Workshop

Unfortunately Ruth is not able to come to Finland due to the situation with the pandemic. Hopefully we will be lucky to have her visiting us at some point later during 2021! Currently we are working on plan "B"for the dates announced for the workshop. We will know more after 20.12.2020. Stay tuned!

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Ruth Cooper-Brown Workshop
Ruth Cooper-Brown Workshop

Time & Location

04. tammik. 2021 klo 11.00 – 05. tammik. 2021 klo 18.00

The Alexander Theatre, Bulevardi 23-27, 00180 Helsinki, Finland

About the Event

UPDATE! As you are aware, current recommendations and restrictions in Metropolitan area are in effect till 10 January 2021. For that reason we have no other option, but to cancel the workshop.

Even though we had to cancel this particular event, there will be more to come. And we hope to see you there! In 2021 we are expecting to have our regular Fight Sundays, our traditional Easter Bash during Easter holidays and of course the one and only two weeks long Summer Clash workshop, that will be held in Turku in July!

In the meantime, thank you for this year and please stay safe!


Dramatic Combat Finland



Two days of exploring essential stage and screen skills for the fight professional, whether you are a fight performer, instructor or director. All of the classes have been inspired from working as a Fight Director and teacher in Theatre and Film.

In a series of mostly lighthearted classes we examine and build on the skill base of the Physical Creative, enabling the individual to find their own route to innovative problem solving. We start by establishing respectful working practices incorporating COVID secure practices. Then we explore a variety of techniques, some classes based on principles, such as The Art of Falling, others on tricks of the trade like All Tied Up and Torture, and others on pure fun and skill learning.

All of these classes are designed to prompt the participant into developing their own practices and application in their own work. Hopefully resulting in a fully loaded tool box preparing you for all that the professional world can throw at you.

TEACHER Ruth Cooper-Brown co-founded Rc-Annie Ltd (a UK based company) with Rachel Brown-Williams in 2005. Ruth is a Fight and Intimacy Director, she is also a certified Teacher and Examiner for the British Academy of Dramatic Combat (BADC), she is proud to be the first elected female member of the BADC committee and the first female Chair (serving on the committee for 10 years, chair person for 6 years).

Ruth has advised many companies including the RSC on UK Theatrical Handguns and has had articles published both in the UK and the USA. She regularly teaches courses for Rc-Annie including internationally and is the resident Stage Combat teacher for the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.

Ruth recently worked on BULL an English feature film and her recent theatre credit include: The Prince of Egypt (The Dominion theatre), Macbeth (The Globe), A Monster Calls (the Old Vic), The Welkin (National Theatre), The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Bridge), Noises Off (The Vaudeville), Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It (the RSC).


Dates 4.-5.1.2021

Timetables: Monday 11-18, Tuesday 11-18

Venue: Aleksanterin teatteri (Bulevardi 23-27, 00180 Helsinki)

Take with you indoor training shoes, comfortable clothes for movement and gloves for possible weapon-work. The work will be physical, so water bottle, snacks and some warm clothes for breaks are recommended.

REGISTER buy clicking RSVP button. 


Fee is 180 euros (140 for DCF and NSFS members)

Pay the fee prior to the workshop to account FI82 6601 0001 0767 36 (Dramatic Combat Finland) with reference number 20213 

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