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Educational Series: Stage Fighting

  • Polanentheater Polanenstraat 174 Amsterdam, NH, 1013 Netherlands (map)

Stage Fighting Workshop

In stage fighting you will get an introduction to the concepts of stage fighting.

We will cover:

  • safety!

  • sightlines

  • leading and following - synergy between attacker and victim

  • steps in a stage "attack": positioning - announcement - attack - reaction of victim

  • victim's reaction: believable moment - breath - paid sound

  • storytelling in a fight.

Techniques you will learn (depending on the level of the participants):

  • hair pulling - dragging a person by their hair

  • face clap

  • strangulation

  • kick in the belly

  • punch in the nose

  • jab on the chin

  • kick in the balls.

Markus Schnizer was in born in Austria in 1968 and studied contemporary dance in Amsterdam.  He has worked in different companies with crossovers between dance, mime and youth theater, where he performed different forms of stage fighting.  Since 2008 he has been a teacher for the study Film Actor at the Mediacollege Amsterdam (MBO), teaching physical acting and physical-emotional connections.  Since 2013 he has taught film-fighting to the first and second year students.

Maximum number of participants: 16


The InPlayers is proud and excited to present an educational series of workshops this season for all and any who are interested in learning more about our shared hobby - theater. The subjects of the workshops were partially chosen by all of those who filled in surveys about what kind of workshops they would like to see offered. An upcoming survey will once again give you the chance to let your desires for workshops be known. The educational series will take place once a month, on a Saturday, at het Polanentheater from 14.00 to 17.00. Costs are €5 for members and €15 for non- members.  You must pre-pay in order to reserve.  There is a maximum number of participants for most workshops. Please contact us at for information and to reserve. We hope to see you there!

Earlier Event: September 19
Workshop: Acting a Song
Later Event: November 2
Production: One Table, Two Chairs