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Pulling No Punches

Sassafras & Co is thrilled to present an extraordinary opportunity for enthusiasts of the performing arts, martial arts, and all those interested in the art of staged combat. Our "Pulling no punches: The underrated art of stage fighting" is an immersive and hands-on experience that brings together the expertise of one of the finest professionals in the field, Mike Kovac, a distinguished Fight Director affiliated with Fight Directors of Canada.


Instructor Profile:

Mike Kovac is a renowned expert in the world of fight choreography and stage combat. With years of experience working in theatre, film, and television, Mike Kovac has a deep understanding of how to create safe, realistic, and dynamic fight sequences that captivate audiences. His affiliation with Fight Directors of Canada assures that participants will receive top-tier instruction.


Workshop Highlights:

  • Professional Insight: Learn from Mike Kovac's extensive experience in the field. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the art of staged combat and its applications in various performance mediums.

  • Hands-On Training: Participants will engage in practical, hands-on training, ensuring that they develop the necessary skills to create safe and convincing fight scenes.

  • Safety First: Safety is a top priority in any fight choreography. Mike Kovac will emphasize the importance of safe practices and techniques, equipping participants with the knowledge to protect themselves and their fellow performers.

  • Theatrical Techniques: Explore the art of storytelling through combat. Discover how fight choreography can enhance the narrative and emotional impact of a performance.

  • Versatile Application: This workshop is not limited to actors alone. Directors, choreographers, stage managers, and anyone interested in stage combat can benefit from the techniques and knowledge shared.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow participants who share your passion for the performing arts. Collaborate, share ideas, and potentially find future creative partners.

Workshop Details:




Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended to secure your spot in this exclusive workshop. 


Whether you're an aspiring actor, a seasoned performer, or a creative professional looking to expand your skillset, the "Fight Choreography Workshop" with Mike Kovac is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of staged combat. Join us for an unforgettable experience that will enhance your theatrical journey and leave you with the skills and knowledge to create captivating fight scenes with confidence and safety. Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the best in the industry!

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