"Burning Mountain" comes from the Grant Clan Badge which features a mountain on fire: "the so-called 'Rock of Alarm', the gathering place for the Clan when the signal fires were lit on its summit to rally the Clan to battle". We have chosen this symbol for a few reasons. First is that we are of the Grant Clan. Also, the fire can represent the fires of creativity, and our burning passion for what we do. Finally, one of our foundation practices is to be a gathering place for artists interested in this field. We endeavour to eschew the (somewhat inevitable) politics, and instead focus on the practice and development of the artform, and the Joy we get from doing it!
Stage Combat (also called Dramatic Violence, Stage Fight, Dramatic Movement and numerous others). Any violence you see on stage or scree -- from fisticuffs to sword fights to simpler things like falling -- are choreographed so that the performers can live to see another day, and can do these things without injury. On top of that, the "fighting" needs to fit the play or the rest of the movie, and accurately express the characters, and tell a story. People who train in this art form train both movement skills and acting skills. Intense partner work is also required (a bit like ballroom dance, that way).
A short film we recently completed:
The show we are workshopping and producing:
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