NANDA Visits Stage Combat Class

NANDA Visits Stage Combat Class

March 30, 2018 – Earlier this week, the Stage Combat class was treated to a visit by two members of NANDA, an acrobaticalist, ninja, theatre group. Students were taught various forms of punching and rolling.

NANDA, a colloquial Japanese expression meaning “What??!,” is comprised of four members who grew up together in Port Townsend, Washington. The group, formed in 2004, is characterized by a calculated chaos of comedy, high energy kung-faux fighting, and irreverent pop-culture parodies performed in original action-packed theatre shows. Also incorporating dance, juggling, and acrobatics, NANDA performances are a mishmash of classic vaudeville, circus, and modern live entertainment innovation.

The group, which was hosted by SAAS family Russ and Gemma Daggatt (Kaya ’21 and McKinlay ’19), gave our performers a fantastic master class. NANDA will be performing this weekend at the Moisture Festival.