Dan choreographs theatrical and filmic violence for theatres, production companies and educational bodies around the UK; including Drama Centre London (Central Saint Martins), Met Film School (Ealing Studios) and The Marlowe Theatre (Canterbury) - having recently worked with them for their performance of Julius Caesar (in association with the RSC) and for their National Theatre Connections program.
Dan's diverse training and experience has enabled him to develop more dynamic and holistic theatrical and filmic violence - moulding physical scores that connect with the actor/character and moving the scene to a more resonant and visceral level . Above all else, keeping actors safe and comfortable at all times and maintaining an open dialogue between performers and directors.
Alongside stage combat and action sequences; Dan also focuses on fitness, partner work/connection (incl. Acrobalance), spatial awareness, physical storytelling and general performer safety and physical actor training.
Dan is a practitioner of 'Master@Arms', a guild recognised and accredited by 'SpotlightUK' - granting him the ability to assess and certify students from the select five 'Master@Arms' skill sets - a range of unarmed and armed. M@A doesn’t additionally charge for examination, certification or re-certification - instead opting for ongoing assessment throughout the training and ending with a showing.
Recent work includes international tours, short films, music videos and street theatre - alongside teaching the magic of stage and screen violence to all; young and old, 1-on-,1 and in groups.
ACTION AND COMBAT FOR STAGE & SCREEN
FOR STAGE & SCREEN
21st JANUARY - 10th MARCH 2020
This eight week course aims to enable
and empower the participant to reach a proficient level of competence in