Desert Stages to Offer New Stage Combat Class, 4/14-5/19

Desert Stages to Offer New Stage Combat Class, 4/14-5/19

Ever wanted to know how to perform a great sword battle or a believable fight on stage? Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is introducing a new class "Intro to Stage Combat" which will run Monday evenings from 4pm-6pm, April 14th-May 19th 2014. Register by calling DST at 480-483-1664!

Led by stage veteran Rick Davis (Dial M for Murder, It's A Wonderful Life, Noises Off!), the class will feature an emphasis on safety first, and basic fight moves and concepts. "Fights" will become more elaborate as skills improve and students will present a staged fight for an audience at the end of the course.

Space is limited for register today!

About Rick Davis- Rick Davis. Rick studied stage combat at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He has choreographed fights for theatre companies from Philadelphia to Phoenix. He has also taught stage combat classes at the Arkansas Arts Center and the Scottsdale Homeschool Theatre. His goal is to make simulated stage violence look as real as possible while still maintaining a large safety margin.

About Desert Stages Theatre. A bustling community playhouse, Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, founded in 1995, and delivers performances year round. Four show schedules occur throughout the year: Actor's Café performances in the intimate, proscenium-style 65-seat theatre; Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall, an inventive 140-seat theatre-in-the-round; On Stage Children's Series for ages 3-19, and Next Stage Series for 12-19, both also performed in Cullity Hall. DST also operates a theatrical academy (Center Stage, among many other classes), regularly hosts talent shows (Show Your Stuff) and offers a variety of music, dance and other classes open to the community. DST is led by co-founder, executive director and artistic director, Laurie Cullity. Additional co-founders are Joan Thompson and the late Gerry Cullity. Included in each DST season are children's productions of original scripts, musical scores and lyrics by co-founder Cullity whose works are still relished eight years after his passing. Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians, young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage success, all of whom perform at DST for the pure love of the theatre.

Photo Credit: Heather Butcher

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