|Casey Kaleba offers up advice to Caleigh for a stage slap.|
Over the course of his career, Casey has arranged violence for more than three hundred productions, including work at Signature, Folger Theatre, Round House Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, six national tours for the National Players, Olney Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatres. He has arranged fights for knights, musketeers, princesses, zombies, wolves, pirates, ninjas, and at least one alien tentacle. A Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors, he has taught throughout the country as well a
|Bryan squares up against Gillian with a clean |
and clear punch.
During his hour-long master class with Stage One, Casey provided the students with a basic toolkit of stage violence to employ throughout their fledgling careers. Starting with a simple stage slap and ultimately culminating in a six move stage fight between two people, Casey gave the students the ins and outs of the world of stage violence.
|Casey illustrates some|
moments where stage combat
can go wrong.
As Casey went on to later describe throughout his workshop as his students fought around him, the majority of his job as a fight choreographer is maintaining safety. He is present to make sure all manner of activities that could result in any type of harm or danger are done in the safest way. Yes, there are punches, kicks, rolls, shots and stabs to choreograph with the actors but it is making sure these actions are continuously safe for all involved that retains highest priority.
|Liam sells a choke with the help of Casey.|
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