We at Neutral Chaos Combat want to clearly state that we oppose racism and oppression of any kind. We condemn the violence against Black Americans by the police - violence and oppression that has afflicted the lives of countless Black people for centuries.
We acknowledge the systemic racism that exists in our society and the social and economic benefits afforded to white people; and our own privilege of being able to teach what we are passionate about in our studio. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate for the support of you, our students, over the years to make our dream of offering accessible stage combat classes a possibility in NYC and elsewhere across the country.
We have always made an effort to create affordable courses for the arts community in a space that does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We would like to expand on this now to offer free admission to the Trapped Inside Workshop (Coupon Code: BLM) for all Black professionals in our industry. We understand that this does not make up for the pain and loss suffered by those who face oppression in our country every day, nor do we think our job is done.
To that end, we are going to change the format of our Friday Night Masterclass on June 5th to be a Town Hall Meeting that is focused around racial equity in our industry and in our studio. It will be a facilitated discussion the provides a platform to engage in this national conversation.
Along with this discussion, Neutral Chaos will be assembling an Anti-Racism Committee that addresses the implicit bias and lack of representation in the stage combat community which fails to reflect the diversity of our beautiful city.
To those who are suffering and calling for action - we stand with you. We have a lot of work ahead of us and we are committed to make this change happen at an organizational level for our community in this moment and beyond. Be safe, be strong, and act with compassion.
Featuring some of our most respected and talented stage combat and stunt colleagues stunts from across the globe, mark your calendars for June 12th-14th, 2020, and join us for a weekend chock-full with instruction to expand your knowledge-base and refine your skillset! Click below for more info and to register!
Check Out Our Digital Offerings!
While we patiently await the ability to return to the studio, we want to be sure we provide opportunities for you, our community of artists, to engage with the work and with one another. With that in mind, we have developed a series of online offerings and social gatherings to enhance your training and lift your spirits. Check out the Specialty Classes page for more info.
Join us for 30 plus hours of training in the physical theatre of stage combat. Explore martial techniques, principles of illusion and means of characterization as you expand your toolbox for somatic storytelling. As an added bonus, you'll also be undergoing physical conditioning; improving your endurance, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness.
Why not double down on training hours and pick up an additional weapon? Train with us two days a week and discover what defining principles of combat crossover between styles. More time training also speeds the process of body comprehension that comes with learning a new physical vocabulary. And you get a discount!
Augment your training by testing for Skills Proficiency with the Society of American Fight Directors. Certification is made possible by performing choreography developed especially for you and your scene partner in front of a recognized Fight Master. Have expired certifications? Renewals are also available.
Neutral Chaos is a movement solutions company with an emphasis in screen and stage combat committed to the development of new and existing talent in the professional entertainment industry.
Our teachers are actors, stunt performers, fight directors and choreographers in today's industry market. We are in the hustle every day alongside you and want to help prepare you for the physical demand of auditioning and performing while providing you with marketable skills at rates that won't break the bank.
We offer a variety of training opportunities to fit most schedules and are always available for private training should you find yourself preparing for a role or squeezing in training between contracts.
Take Charge of Your Training Today
Reserve your spot in our next round of classes. Visit the registration page to sign up. We can't wait to work with you!