Shake the Crowd Productions

Fight choreography for stage and screen

Sword Fighting for Stage

December 2nd, 2015 by John Knight

We’re offering a great sword workshop for those looking to hone their stage combat skills or give it a try for the first time!

The class will offer 20 hours of instructional time in safe, effective, and dynamic sword techniques for the stage. A focus will be placed on safety and performance with lots of one on one instruction focus from our very own, award winning fight co-ordinator, John Knight.

Class run Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:30pm, January 19th to February 18th, 2016.

Tuition is $200, with discounts available for industry professionals, educators and students.

For more information or to register contact John:

Find us on Facebook!

May 2nd, 2015 by Aaron

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted on this site – that’s our bad. But did you know you can find us on Facebook as well. We tend to be a little more active there:

Find us on Facebook

At it again!

November 25th, 2010 by Aaron

Many of you may remember Cry Havoc from a few years ago. It was a a huge hit and we all had an amazing time doing. Swords, chairs, bo staffs, fists and broadswords. You name it and we fought with it.

Well the time has come again and we’re about start rehearsal for Cry Havoc 2!

Keep posted for some pics, videos and show times and be ready to see some awesome!

And for those who need their memories refreshed, here’s some footage from the last show!

A face in the crowd

April 6th, 2010 by Aaron

StC got a pretty nice write up in The Calgary Journal to too long ago.

Thanks a lot to Kate French for writing such a great ad!

Clicky clicky!

Big inning!

May 10th, 2009 by Aaron

Its been a busy few months at StC, so lets not mince words and get right down to it. Here’s what’s new in the Crowd…

– The broadsword workshop went off without a hitch and I was thrilled with fights that all the students put together by the end of the weekend. Nicely done one and all!

– As a result of said workshop, StC is the proud owner of a half dozen new broadswords which will be available for rental. They’re gorgeous and have held up better than I could have dreamed to the rigors of combat. I’ll be throwing up a link to the supplier soon, keep your eyes open. And don’t let the website fool you… these weapons are awesome!

– The Members page is up! You can check it out on the side bar. Not a member yet? Better keep your eye peeled for the next StC throw down and get ready to get dirty!

So what’s next?

– A new rentals page will be up soon showing off the available stock to be rented out for your show or costume!

– A couple of secret projects are in the pipe right now. I can’t get into too much details, but keep your eyes open for some updates soon. Spoiler alert: Assassins in the woods and Zombies walking the streets of Calgary!

– StC will getting a make-over sometime soon. Check back for the new look!

– You all remember that photo shoot I mentioned? The final pictures are coming in slowly. The gallery should be up soon but here’s a little something to whet your whistle:


Lights… Camera…

April 7th, 2009 by Aaron

This Sunday is going to see the StC crew powdered and pretty taking a bunch of photos for StC media. Some of them will be stock photos, some will be just cool pictures to put up on the site.

Many thanks to all the people who are offering their time and their smiles for the effort and, of course, special thanks go out to Dave and Abigail for story boarding this whole thing and doing all the photos and post-pro work.

Likewise, a bit thanks to John Knight for donating the space.

If you’ve got some free time Sunday, come on down, it’ll be one of the rare opportunities where we empty the entire weapon’s shed and have’em all laid out! Quite a sight!

It’s over!!!

April 7th, 2009 by Aaron

Registration for the Broadsword combat and Choreography workshop is over and I’m looking forward to getting it going! The swords I’ve ordered for it are beautiful and they’ll make a great edition to StC’s weapons shed.

Keep your eyes open for pictures and maybe some video from the workshop.

Broadsword Combat and Choreography Workshop

March 17th, 2009 by Aaron

Learn the fundamentals of broadsword combat in Shake the Crowd’s

Broadsword Combat & Choreography workshop

Award winning fight choreographer, Aaron Conrad, teaches the principals of fight choreography as well as the use and application of this incredible weapon for the stage and screen.

All skill levels are welcome, from seasoned professionals to first timers who want to learn this art form, Shake the Crowd invites one and all to come and participate in this amazing workshop.

Space is limited so get your applications in soon!

The workshop will run:

April 17th: 7 ~ 10pm

April 18th: 12 ~ 4:30pm

April 19th: 12 ~ 5pm

Registration is $250 for the entire weekend including equipment rentals.

Registration deadline is April 1st with space filling fast.

Register before March 23rd and receive a $25 early-bird discount!

What you’ll need:

Appropriate dress in the form of jogging pants, track pants, etc. Something you can move around in. No large earrings, bracelets, buckles, watches or jewellery.

A water bottle… trust me.

Energy and enthusiasm!

To register or for more details:

Call: 403.714.5771



Shake the Crowd’s credit card system is still on the fritz, for now payment will only be accepted in cash, cheque or money order. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please call or email if you’d like to discuss payment options.

Aaron Conrad

Check out our website for details!

Something to See

March 7th, 2009 by Aaron

Scorpio Theatre Did a show called ‘Cry Havoc!’ last year and I was thrilled to be the fight choreographer for such an amazing project with such a tremendously talented group of fighters.

Here are some shots of the rehearsal period for that show (Performance shots coming later!)

Scorpio Shenanigans

February 26th, 2009 by Aaron

Scorpio Theatre is in rehearsal for their newest show ‘Lost Time.’ I ducked in last night and took a look at some of the violence that will highlight the climax of the show.

Nothing says drama like a good old fashioned torture scene!

The show runs April 2-4, 8:00 PM, April 5, 2:00 PM, April 8-11, 8:00 PM

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