This year for the Brawl, we are introducing a tag/keyword system to help you find the kinds of classes you want to take. Use the tagcloud to the left to find the classes that most appeal to you, or check out the schedule below.
Understanding unarmed stage combat is fundamental to being able to perform conflict onstage. Whether this is your first stage combat class ever, or a brushup for someone more experienced, starting with the foundations is an excellent way to kick off your weekend.
The smallsword does not have the monopoly in being a light weapon driven by specificity. Learn the finer points of the quintessential swashbuckler’s weapon with an eye towards golden age cinema flair
You can make a lot happen between 2 swords and 2 shields. Just because they’re heavy, doesn’t mean they can’t be FAST
You’re injured now what do you do? Students will be given choreography then...injures. They will then have to execute the choreography as best they can staying true to their intention and the choreo.
A class which examines the five Meisterhauen (mastercuts) of the Liechtenauer canon of longsword training. The cuts will be demonstrated, and then shown how they may be adapted for safe use on the stage. Footwork as well as sword work will be examined to develop a total movement system.
Learn the foundations of fighting with multiple weapons simultaneously with the classic combination of the musketeer.
Kathryn Jacobs, a guest lecturer from the University of Minnesota’s Psychology department, shares how neuroscience can help guide the way you practice and perform theatrical violence. Understanding fundamental principles of neurology can help produce more visceral, genuine responses to your storytelling.
Learn the tricks and tools necessary to sell a punch or a slap when your audience is all around you. Whether you’re performing in an arenastyle theatre or outside at a renaissance festival, these are tools you can’t do without.
This class will focus on how really push yourself and your partner to the edge and really just “go for it” Learn how to stop being a nice partner, and start being a good one.
Fight Master Brian Byrnes and Certified Teacher Aaron Preusse bring you an indepth look at some of the more advanced elements of the stage combat craft.
Fight Master Mark Guinn and Certified Teacher Missy Styles team up to bring you a 3hour special session open to all skill levels.