Event Cancelled

We’re terribly saddened to announce that due to health and safety decisions made by the host school, we will be unable to meet face to face for the Movement Innovation Lab at the Pawling Theatre Exchange. This cancellation includes the Theatrical Firearms Safety Intensive, Combat Certification Intensive and the Movement/Fight Director Intensive. While this is discouraging to us, we of course support the need to remain safe to protect both the members of our staffs and you, our community.

We are looking forward to some unique new projects that are in development rather than choosing to focus on the loss of those we had previously assembled. While there is more to come, the first undertaking on the horizon is an extension of the Neutral Chaos Friday Night Masterclasses into what we’ve christened the Trapped Inside Master Class Weekend!

More information on what is to come will be posted here in the weeks ahead. You can also stay up to date with announcements on our Facebook page!

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Theatrical Firearms Safety Intensive

2-day hands on training in the safe handling and proper procedures for the use of theatrical firearms on stage and screen, including certification in Theatrical Firearms Safety with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD).

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  • 10am - 1pm: Morning Classroom Session.
  • 2:30 - 6:30pm: Afternoon Applications of Technique.

Combat Certification Intensive

12-day intensive training with opportunity for certification in two Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) weapon disciplines.  All classes take place at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY

Cancelled

Daily Schedule

  • 10am - 1pm: Morning Session (UNARMED or BROADSWORD)
  • 1pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Afternoon Session (KNIFE or RAPIER & DAGGER)
  • 5:30pm-7pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9pm: Occasional Masterclasses, Social Outings, Relaxation Time, or Rehearsals.

Movement & Fight Director's Intensive

6-day intensive training in creative movement solutions to violent and non-violent storytelling. All classes take place at Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, NY

Cancelled

This intensive will draw on various skill-based art forms including stage combat, martial arts, flow/object manipulation and aerials arts to devise various options for staging fights, intimacy and other unique physical circumstances.

Daily Schedule

  • 10am - 1pm: Morning Session
  • 1pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Afternoon Session
  • 5:30pm-7pm: Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9pm: Occasional Masterclasses, Social Outings, Relaxation Time, or Rehearsals.

In addition to signing up for this training, we ask that you respond with the following by email to neutralchaosllc@gmail.com:

  • One page Artist Statement describing your propensity for and experience using movement as a means of storytelling.
  • Optional link to a short video showcasing physical work directed or performed by you.

Faculty

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Robert Aronowitz
Co-Founder
Neutral Chaos

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Jake Guinn
Artistic Director
Havoc Movement

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Martial Artist
Jon Meyer
Creative Partner
Neutral Chaos

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Aerial Instructor
Kristen Noonan

Executive Director Havoc Movement

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Jason Paul Tate
Co-Founder
Neutral Chaos

Participants in the Combat Certification Intensive will select one weapon to study in each of the two sessions. All weapons and materials will be provided. Personal stage combat weapons cleared by faculty are allowed.There will be opportunity to test for certification in these two weapons with the Society of American Fight Directors on the last day of the workshop, a Sunday in August to be determined. A $55 test fee will be assessed by the SAFD.

A two day Theatrical Firearms Safety Intensive will be hosted immediately before the Summer Combat and Movement Director Intensives. Participants may add this on at a reduced cost or may register to attend it as a standalone event. Theatrical Firearms carries a $35 test fee, to be paid separately.

Fees payable via PayPal or Venmo.

All workshops take place in the Hudson Valley and include training, on-site lodging, breakfast and lunch each day. Some dinners are included. Due to the intensive nature of this event, only a small number of spaces are available.

*Two Day Theatrical Firearms event includes overnight lodging on the opening Saturday and Sunday.

*Move-in for Combat Certification and Movement Director Intensives is the following Monday, beginning at 3 PM.

Questions? 

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page for additional info regarding travel, meals, what to pack, etc.