Close Encounters: An introduction to combat for stage and camera
Dates: 12, 14 - 18 August
Duration: six days
Hours of work: 10am to 5:30pm
Please note there are no RADA scholarships available for short courses.
This exhilarating course offers a distinctly hands-on taste of combat for theatre and film. Don’t worry if you have little or no experience, RADA’s skilled instructors will guide you safely through each stage.
You start by working on a Knife Duel, and the result is filmed and edited. Next you take up swords in a Massed Battle. Finally you slog it out in Unarmed Combat. At the end, you have the chance to take part in a live presentation before a small invited audience, and watch the world-première screening of your Knife Duel!
Please note: all students must be 18 or over; there is no upper age limit. A good general level of fitness is required, as well as a readiness to learn very small sections of text. While differing abilities are welcome, all applications are scrutinised for suitability.