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The Paddy Crean International Workshop

Hosted by the International Order of the Sword and the Pen (IOSP), this program will explore techniques, processes, theories, and practices as applied to combat for stage, screen, and the martial arts (contemporary and historical). The Paddy Crean International Workshop is IOSP’s flagship event, held every two years, where people from around the world gather to share ideas and learn from local and international communities in the spirit of open-mindedness, magnanimity, and curiosity. This year marks the workshop’s 20th year at Banff Centre.

This workshop’s theme, The Road Ahead, is about looking forward. During the 2016 workshop, we reflected on the mentors who helped us build this art form. As we turn to the future, this year we will focus on gender equality and cultural diversity in our industry. This workshop will ask: “Where is this organization and art form going?” We invite you to experience discussions, stage combat, live action, and historical martial arts through this lens as we shape our next steps.

What does the Program Offer?

Learn from faculty in the following areas of combative and movement arts:

  • Stage combat and fight direction for live performance.
  • Stunts, combat action, and fights for recorded performance (including motion capture).
  • HEMA and Western martial arts.
  • Modern martial arts (e.g. but not limited to tactical combat and Eastern martial arts).
  • Voice and movement for performance (e.g. but not limited to intimacy direction, laban, and biomechanics).

Faculty will share their views on where their discipline is heading, as well as ideas, techniques, and concepts in their respective art form.

Who is it for?

Anyone who has at least a passing interest in physical action on film or stage is welcome to apply. The program is designed for beginners and experts to work in tandem, resulting in a mutually beneficial learning experience.

This workshop is ideal for people of any skill level who are interested in acting, directing, performing stunts, stage combat, practical application of combat techniques, historical and modern martial arts, and any kind of physical theatre.

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Application Deadline: November 21, 2018
Program Date: December 29, 2018 – January 3, 2019