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Students Fighting the Good Fight

Published 14 November
Performing Arts courses

Craven College Performing Arts students came to blows last week when they took part in a Stage Combat workshop with professional fight director Kenan Ali. 

The afternoon session packed a punch as students on the Performing Arts Level 2, Level 3 and HNC courses learned timing, safety, discipline and acting within the art of combat.   

Kenan Ali, a stunt actor and combatant, teaches dramatic combat in theatre schools, colleges and universities across the north of England and has a wealth of experience across many disciplines to help create hard-hitting fight scenes for all media.  

Tom Aldersley, Performing Arts lecturer at Craven College comments, “We were delighted to welcome Kenan into Craven College to work with our Performing Arts students. Kenan, who is the fight director for Coronation Street, is one of only a few BADC qualified and accredited fight directors in the country and he brought all this experience and skills to his workshop with our students. The students learned punching, slapping and hair pulling, all perfectly safe, of course! The students will use these new skills in their forthcoming musical theatre production, Footloose in January.” 

If you are interested in studying Performing Arts at Craven College, find out more about our courses starting next September here 

Performing ArtsLevel 2, Level 3
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Performing Arts (Acting) HNCLevel 4
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