The Brawl of America Stage Combat Workshop is an opportunity to train in the art of performing violence on stage and screen that is both safe and dramatically effective. Our instructors are leaders in the industry with national renown. We offer a variety of classes that explore the diverse applications of choreographed violence within the contexts of dramatic storytelling. Situated near downtown Minneapolis, MN, the workshop is easily accessible and nestled in one of the most vibrant performing arts communities in the country.
The best sport to never exist is back! Six Elements Theatre Company is proud to present Human Combat Chess 2017! Returning for the 6th year in a row, Human Combat Chess 2017 presents the Celts and the Legion as they compete for 2017’s Midwest Combat Chess League Championship! The stakes have never been higher as the teams #AssumeTheBoard in the best two out of three format shown in last year’s All-Star game!
The Brawl of America is a two-day stage combat workshop operated as a project of Six Elements Theatre and sanctioned by the Society of American Fight Directors. Taking place May 27-28 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center in Minneapolis, the Brawl gives students an opportunity to take classes in a variety of disciplines at all skill levels. Workshop staff gather from across the country to run special sessions on fighting for film, historical swordplay, as well as the foundational elements of slaps, punches, chokes, falls, and so much more.
Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters the mystical, blighted land of the Elf King to save his sister, lost to that realm by ancient and impossible rules. Along the way he crosses paths with the residents of that place, and each encounter pulls him closer to his dark destiny and and the fateful climax against the wicked elf king.
It's Six Elements' sixth year with Human Combat Chess! This year, we're presenting a mid-season all-star game with representatives from each team in the Midwest Combat Chess League as they band together for a best-two-out-of-three game exhibition match. This is the HCC event you do not want to miss!
This year we've got more fights, more combatants, and more show than ever before. Join us!
Friday, April 29th- opening night performance at 8pm
Saturday, April 30th- performances at 3pm (kids in free) and 8pm
Monday, May 2nd- performance (pay-what-you-can) at 8pm
Thursday, May 5th- performance at 8pm
Friday, May 6th- performance at 8pm
Saturday, May 7th- performances at 3pm and 8pm
Audition for Six Elements Theatre's annual stage combat event! This year, we’re presenting a mid-season all-star game with representatives from each team in the Midwest Combat Chess League as they band together for “best-two-out-of-three” game exhibition match!
Learn skills from several of the Twin Cities top fight directors. Performances are April 28-May 7th 2016- you heard right, HCC is early this year! Rehearsals begin in late February, with varying levels of time commitment depending on the role cast. Roles are available for both combatant and non-combatant players, with opportunities to shadow and learn different styles of fight choreography.
Auditions are at Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Thursday, December 17th 6:00-10:00pm
Friday, December 18th 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday, December 19th 2:00-8:00pm
Email email@example.com for an audition slot.
No advance preparation needed. You'll be taught a short fight and paired with a choreographer. Perfection is not expected, we just want to see how you learn and how you move. (Please dress for movement- no sandals, etc)
Come learn from stage combat veteran, Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), Aaron Preusse, and learn how to safely convey stories and technique with one of the most brutal weapons in the fight director's armory.