Stage Combat with Tim Dashwood (Sydney In Person Event)


  • 15 April 2024
    5:30 pm - 7:55 pm
Sydney Actors School
242 Young Street, Waterloo, New South Wales, 2017, Australia

Applications Open 27 March 2024 8:00 am
Applications Close 10 April 2024 12:00 pm
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Please note this is an IN PERSON workshop at the Sydney Actors School. Actors are often called upon to perform moments of theatrical violence or heightened physical risk but rarely get the opportunity to hone and train these physical skills. Without this opportunity, performing dynamic, truthful and safe fights onstage is very difficult. This workshop explores the fundamental principles and concepts behind performing safe and theatrically effective fights and provides participants with an understanding of industry relevant skills that help create and choreograph fights in professional rehearsal rooms. Learning the building blocks to safely falling, manipulating others and delivering convincing blows will provide the foundation to develop skills further. Due to the physical demands of the workshop only a limited number of people will be able to take part but we will reschedule more if there is a demand. Please note: The workshop will take place from 5.30 pm to 7.55 pm on Monday April 15 2024 at the Sydney Actors School.


  • Tim Dashwood

    Tim has studied extensively in a range of martial disciplines and movement practices, training around Australia and North America under the mentorship of Nigel Poulton. Currently the President of the Society of Australian Fight Directors incorporated (SAFDi), Tim is certified under their curriculums as well as been instrumental in the development and rebranding of the organisation. As a Fight Director, he has worked with multiple companies in Sydney and Brisbane, notably: Hayes Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin, The Ensemble, ATYP, Opera Australia, Belvoir, shake & stir theatre co., Bell Shakespeare, Darlinghurst Theatre Co., Sport for Jove and Outhouse Theatre. Recent credits include: West Side Story, Miss Saigon (Opera Australia), Zombie! The Musical, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Dubbo Championship Wrestling (Hayes) Alone It Stands (The Ensemble), Saplings (ATYP), The Lewis Trilogy, Jailbaby (Griffin), A Fool in Love, The Importance of Being Earnest, No Pay? No Way! (Sydney Theatre Company), Bell Players (Bell Shakespeare), Tell Me I’m Here, Fangirls, Opening Night (Belvoir), Fourteen, Jane Eyre (shake & stir), Ulster American (Outhouse). Committed to helping educate the industry, Tim teaches stage combat and movement disciplines for: Actors Centre Australia, Sydney Actors School and NIDA as well as workshops for the SAFDi. Also a professional actor, Tim has toured Australia and worked with companies that include: Darlinghurst Theatre Co. (A Chorus Line, Deathtrap), shake & stir theatre co. (The Twits, Animal Farm, Fantastic Mr Fox, Dracula, Wuthering Heights, George’s Marvellous Medicine), Bell Shakespeare (Richard III), Gordon Frost Organisation (FAME), and Kay & McLean (The Graduate).


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