Stage Combat Qualification Course Offered at College –Apply by July 28
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 9, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
Stage Combat Qualification Course Offered at Rockland Community College – Apply by July 28
Suffern, NY - World renowned stage Fight Master, Richard Ryan, is a returning guest instructor at SUNY Rockland Community College this August.
The Performing Arts Department, Campus Players and the Rockland Shakespeare Company will present an intensive Stage Combat training course with Master Fight Director, Richard Ryan. The two-week course runs from Monday, August 11, through Saturday, August 23. Submit application and $675 course fee by July 28. No prior experience is necessary.
Ryan will be mentoring the students in two forms of stage combat as they strive for certification by the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). This is a wonderful opportunity to work with one of the highest ranked professionals in the field of fight direction, and to gain insight and experience into one of the most under-appreciated art forms in the world.
Richard Ryan is a highly accomplished Fight Master whose most recent works include the Warner Bros. film, "Troy," starring Brad Pitt; "The Last Legion," starring Sir Ben Kingsley; "Stardust," starring Robert DeNiro; and the epic New Line Cinema production of "The Golden Compass," part one of Philip Pullman's award winning His Dark Materials trilogy, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. He is also the only British Fight Master to hold Master status in the SAFD.
Applications are available through the Performing Arts Department. Call (845) 574 - 4471 or visit www.rocklandshakespearecompany.com To learn more about the Rockland Community College, visit www.sunyrockland.edu.
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.