Physical Comedy, Combat & Tumbling!
Teacher: Cy Brown
Class Fees:$285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments.
Mat Fees: $25
In this VERY active and fun program, students will learn all about physical comedy and how to make strong physical choices to create the great stock characters dating back to the Romans through Commedia dell’arte games and exercises. Each class starts with a physical warm up (often using yoga techniques) and throughout the session, the students are challenged to learn body awareness, ensemble work and safety skills. Along the way, we will develop improv scenes with our stock commedia characters and introduce basics in tumbling and hand-to-hand stage combat. The tumbling will often take place outdoors as we learn basic tumbling lifts and rolls. The hand-to-hand stage combat portion incorporates such moves as stage slap, punch, ear and hair pull, kicks, foot stomps and more. Always an emphasis on safety and please wear safe shoes and comfortable clothes you can move and HAVE FUN in. Families and friends are then invited to join us for the last 30 minutes on the last day to see some student prepared short comic scenes with physical combat and tumbling.