Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. Fight Choreography

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Fight Choreography

Back in February, I did some fight choreography for LYTE at the Palace's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr., directed by Ruth Noonan. It was great to work with these talented young actors; they had lots of energy and were eager to learn! This is the big climactic scene where Gaston attacks the Beast …

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Stage Combat 101: Before You Even Begin

Stage Combat 101: Before You Even Begin

Those who know me well know that I enjoy nothing better than getting roughed up with some stage combat. It's fun, it's a great workout, and when done well, looks spectacular onstage. It can create incredibly visceral reactions from audience members. The flip side is when stage combat goes bad and audience members are more …

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Throwback Thursday: [THEY FIGHT!]

Nice face, eh? This week's throwback is memories of [THEY FIGHT!], which was performed at the 2013 London Fringe Festival (winning the Impresario for our venue!), and was re-mounted for a one night only bonus performance on July 3 at the Palace Theatre (which included a showing of The Princess Bride afterwards!). In this particular scene I was …

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Want to get your fight on? Come to the Palace!

Have you ever dreamed about kicking down a door, throwing a drink in someone's face, or being able to throw a huge roundhouse punch?  I always do, but I don't actually want to get into a real fight!  (I would be getting myself the hell out of there if someone tried to pick a real …

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Throwback Thursday: The Hobbit

Back in October, I choreographed violence for OKTC's production of The Hobbit, directed by Greg Mizon.  This was a great group of actors to work with -- they were all super-eager to learn and willing to try anything!  There were a huge number of weapons -- swords, hammers, staffs, tomahawks, bows -- and some physically …

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