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Fight Choreography: The Art of Non-Verbal Dialogue by John Kreng

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Physical Elements Defined

This section provides the definitions of the physical elements of a choreographed fight.

Intent and Choice of Techniques

Using the information you culled from the narrative elements of the fight in the previous chapter, you should be able to choose the right technique for the character and the given situation. If you are having a hard time finding the type of techniques you want to use for the characters in the fight, try using an old acting exercise to help you along: Associate each character with the animal he would represent best in the animal kingdom.

When choosing the technique, also think about the character’s intent behind it. Ask yourself what the character needs to say nonverbally with his technique for this ...

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