Learn Japanese sword fight with veteran performers from a renowned action-stunt company from Japan just in time for Samurai Shakespeare Theatrical Event! Grab a wooden practice sword, start with the basic movements of different attacks and move up to choreographed stage fights!
Here are a few techniques you can learn during this workshop:
- Un-sheath (Drawing the sword)
- Joudan (Up Center form)
- Hassou (Square form)
- KESA (Right to left diagonal cut)
- Kasumi (Fog block)
- Tsuki (Thrust)
- YANAGI (Willow tree block)
- Kiriage (Swing up blow)
- Makkou (Straight Center Strike)
- CHI-buri (Swinging blood off)
- Noutou (Sheath)
- Grips on the sword
- Foot movement
- Staged fight
About Samurai Shakespeare
See the SAMURAI version of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” — with Japanese sword-fighting, dancing and drama!
Date: November 22-23, 2014
Location: K. Lang Theater (CUNY Hunter College, West 68th Street, New York, NY)
There is a discount for the performance on November 22-23 to those who attend the Samurai Sword Workshop at RESOBOX Studio.
Samurai Shakespeare R&J opens with the last scene from “Romeo and Juliet” where the parents of the young couple find their bodies, hand in hand. The investigation by Prince Escalus, the agony of Friar Laurence, and the romance of Romeo and Juliet that came to an end too quickly and unexpectedly—Set in Japanese Samurai period, the play also questions “the meaning of life and death” “what it means to fight” “what a sword symbolizes.” The story unfolds with series of Japanese sword-fighting and folk dances. Find out what is revealed in the end!
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