February 2, 2009

Virginia Beach Bash '09: Fighting for Film and TV!

The Virginia Beach BASH ’09 has activated its web site. The BASH is a Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) sanctioned regional stage combat workshop. You can visit the site at http://www.regent.edu/beachbasheachbash. There you will find staff profiles and registration information. This year’s headliners include Richard Ryan and Dale Girard.

Richard Ryan is a certified Fight Master with the SAFD and the BASSC (British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat) and former Master of Arms at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Combat. He has also served as fight director on such motion pictures as TROY, STARDUST, THE LAST LEGION, THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE DARK KNIGHT, and the new Robert Downey, Jr. vehicle, SHERLOCK HOLMES, currently in production.

Dale Girard is a certified fight master with the SAFD, an honorary Fight Master of Fight Directors Canada, and an honorary member of The Russian Guild of Stage Movement Directors and Teachers. He is author of ACTORS ON GUARD: A Practical Guide for the Use of the Rapier and Dagger for the Stage and Screen. He served as stunt coordinator on Richard Claybaugh’s EYEBORGS, and teaches stage combat at North Carolina School of the Arts.

Additional staff include: J.P. Scheidler, SAFD Certified Teacher and instructor of Stage Combat at Mary Baldwin College; Jill Matarelli Carlson, SAFD Certified Teacher, and instructor of Stage Combat at East Carolina University; Gregg Lloyd, SAFD Certified Teacher, and instructor of Stage Combat at Christopher Newport University, and Dr. Michael Kirkland, SAFD Certified Teacher and instructor of Stage Combat at Regent University.

This two-day, intensive event will take place on MARCH 28 & 29, 2009 in the Communication and Performing Arts Center on the Virginia Beach Campus of Regent University. This year’s focus will be FIGHTING FOR TV & FILM. Questions? Contact the BASH Coordinator, Michael Kirkland, at 757-352-4730 or email him at michhil@regent.edu.

Also--Virginia Beach Bash is on facebook!

Left: Aishwarya Rai, performing Richard Ryan’s choreography in THE LAST LEGION
Right: Dale Girard working with students at North Carolina School of the Arts

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