Fight Choreographer and Stuntman Phil Aslaksen conducts workshop for John Cooper ‘Lord of the Flies’ cast membersby
Jan 28, 2013
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Sixteen members of the upcoming John Cooper Middle School Drama production of “Lord of the Flies,” to be performed February 8 and 9, prepared for their parts by attending a Saturday workshop with professional fight choreographer and stuntman Phil Aslaksen.
“Lord of the Flies” is a physically demanding show,” said Director and Performing Arts faculty member Aléa Figueroa-Yoho.
The story is about a group of Middle School students who are stranded on a desert island who transform from a well-behaved group into a savage tribe. One of the tribes constructs spears with materials found on the island and a fight or two breaks out.
“I asked Mr. Aslaksen to teach spear safety and basic moves to the entire cast," Figueroa-Yoho explained. "He then choreographed the climactic fight that takes place between two of the cast members. I cannot wait for audiences to be amazed by the amount of work these students have put in for this production and the stage combat that was taught at this workshop and adds a new element that will be very entertaining for audiences."
Tickets to this 8th Grade Drama production are $5 for general admission and are now on sale online at www.coopertickets.org.
The performances will begin at 7 p.m. in the John Cooper School Performing Arts Center. It is important to note that this show contains mature themes that may not be appropriate for young audience members. For more information visit the link below.