Author Topic: SAFETY: Hiring a fight director  (Read 1401 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Maribeth

  • Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 1027
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
  • Affiliations: AEA
  • Experience: Former SM
SAFETY: Hiring a fight director
« on: Jul 18, 2017, 03:29 pm »
Nice article on Hiring a Fight Director on HowlRound today.

Michelle R. Wood

  • SM Expert
  • ****
  • Posts: 164
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
    • website
  • Affiliations: EMC, East Carolina University
  • Current Gig: Resident Stage Manager at Temple Theatre
  • Experience: Professional
Re: SAFETY: Hiring a fight director
« Reply #1 on: Jul 19, 2017, 06:32 pm »
Thanks for the great read: it's vitally necessary that everyone in the biz get serious about respecting fight choreography. It is not something to "figure out" on the spot or play around with until something clicks: it is a part of the process that should be respected and integrated. It kills me that people will hire a dance choreographer at the drop of a hat but not a fight choreographer, to the detriment of actor safety and the artistic quality of the show.
"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." -- Thomas Edison (Harper's Magazine, 1932)

 

riotous