This unit will introduce you to unarmed stage combat and during the course you will look at moves and techniques that are in common use in professional stage combat. The emphasis of the course will be twofold: introducing a number of safety principles that will reappear throughout the following years and introducing the level of commitment and emphasis needed to convincingly perform scenes of acted aggression. You will learn how to perform an unarmed fight scene, in the context of a dramatic scene, both safely and effectively. The focus is not simply on executing a number of stage combat techniques – but the aim of all stage combat training is to be able to apply the moves in a performance context. The final performance assessment tasks place a great emphasis of the performance skills of the students – and stage combat units at East 15 reflect this philosophy. Alongside punches, kicks and throws, you will be exploring character and intentions.