Shake the Crowd Productions

Fight choreography for stage and screen

Spiders in my Grapes!

February 26th, 2009 by Aaron

Leave it to Erin and Michelle to give me one of the stranger gigs I’ve had lately.

Their entry into the Regional One Act Play Festival is a short, one woman show called ‘Spiders in my grapes.’ During the show the protagonist gets into a high flying, albeit ridiculous, bo staff (Re: broom) fight against a giant imaginary spider.

After a few hours of working staff techniques and adapting them to a rickety old straw broom I’m happy to say that the piece is just the right combination of fun and effective.

The festival runs from March 4th through 7th, 7:30 nightly at the Pumphouse Theatre. Spiders plays March 5th.

What we’ve been up to.

February 24th, 2009 by Aaron

I spent the afternoon today at Diefenbaker High School teaching an intro to fight choreography workshop for a Drama 10 class. We had a great time and I think everyone involved was happy with the experience.

This marks the 4th high school for the CBE that I’ve done and I’m hoping this will become a more regular thing. I got my start in fight choreography many moons ago while I was in High School. An actor named ‘Edward Belanger’ did a rapier fighting workshop for our production of ‘The Juliet Letters’ and I was hooked ever since. Its nice the way things come full circle sometimes.

Similarly I’m doing some choreography for a few upcoming shows. One for Scorpio Theatre and one for some good friends of mine who are doing a show at the One Act Festival. Both cases are pretty light lifting and their respective directors have done most of the work already, they just want an outside eye to come in and give some pointers.

Both shows are gonna be great and I’ll be throwing some reminders up later!

Photos are up!

February 24th, 2009 by Aaron

One of the biggest set backs I had with the last version of the website was my inability to get a photo gallery up. I’ve got lots of great pictures of so many of the talented fighters I’ve worked with that I had to get them up here!

Check out the StC Gallery link below, and many thanks to Dave for his [mad] skills!

Once more, with feeling!

February 24th, 2009 by Aaron

With the help of my good friend, I’ve been able to switch over my website to something I’ll be able to work with. Keep checking back and hopefully they’ll be something in here to look at!

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