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NAFA Chat: Actors in Action - The practical, legal, and ethical considerations of theatrical violence and action

Monday, 19 February 2018
6.30pm — 8.30pm
The Horse, Surry Hills (formerly White Horse Hotel)
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Guest Speaker: Kyle Rowling

Kyle RowlingKyle Rowling Kyle has been studying acting and martial arts since 1978. His mastery of the craft has made him one of the world’s most respected stage combat instructors and fight directors.

Over the last three decades he has worked on numerous stage, screen, and television productions, both in Australia and internationally. The roles he has held include: actor, stage combat instructor, fight director, assistant sword master, stunt double, and assistant stunt coordinator.

During that time he has trained, choreographed, and performed with many Hollywood stars, including: Christopher Lee, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Eric Bana, James McEvoy, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, Joel Edgerton, Hugo Weaving, Alex O’Loughlin, and the cast of Cirque du Soleil’s .

In 2014 Kyle spent seven months in Wales as Assistant Stunt Coordinator on the final season of the STARZ series “Da Vinci’s Demons”. His primary duties were choreographing the sword and fist fights for the show, training the actors, and doubling several actors for their fight scenes. He also assisted Stunt Coordinator Nick Gillard with all aspects of stunt work including high falls, battles, and full-body burns.

Kyle is President of the Australian Stage Combat Association (ASCA) and is dedicated to improving and expanding industry understanding of stage combat. He and ASCA have worked with organisations like Live Performance Australia (LPA) and the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) to rewrite safety guidelines and performer rights agreements.

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