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Making Fighting Safe: Texas State Stage Combat

This isn’t your typical class at Texas State; there aren’t any desks, slideshows or textbooks. However, there are passionate students who want to learn how to safely fight for stage and film.

Toby Minor, the Stage Combat instructor for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State, teaches students the art and choreography that goes into their favorite violent fight scenes from movies and plays.

Students took turns performing scenes for their midterm exam on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 8 a.m..

Photo story by Rebecca Cole

The Art of the Fight: Texas State Stage Combat 

By: Addison McKissack

 

Photo story by Ashley Yosko

Audio story by Simone Corprew

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