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About the workshop

How do we truly incorporate the dagger of rapier and dagger.

It goes beyond having a second weapon but to understand the partnership of double fence.

Not just parallel, replacement, beats, glissade, reinforcement, and Cross Parry, but double fence during binds, and grand envelopment with applications of distance, on and off line, and across the circle.

The symbiosis of rapier and dagger.

Please have some kind of Rapier and dagger representation at hand. This can be two sticks, two wooden spoons or something else. (Nothing sharp or otherwise dangerous please.)


About John McFarland

John McFarland is an actor, teacher and practitioner of Voice, Intimacy and Stage Combat.

His first job out of Graduate School was in the fight industry and he has never looked back.

John is a Master Teacher with The British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and a Fight Director and Certified Teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors.

He has just finished his 23nd year of teaching at Columbia College Chicago in the USA, where he has taught Voice for the Actor, Process for Vocal Extremes, Stage Combat, Intimacy and Physical Acting, Fighting For Film, and Advanced Applications of Stage Violence including Wire work, Mass battle & Multi attackers and Fighting for film.

John has taught at more than 70 workshops in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, and Canada. His home base is in Chicago where he lives with his wife Susan and his Chocolate Labrador Phoebe.