The Overlapping Line of Boxing and the Arts
Posted by Oct 19, 2011 2 comments
Several months ago Merryl Goldberg, a long-time ARTSblogger, wrote a post called "You're the Arts Department Chair and You Box?!" about her experiences as a novice boxer at her local L.A. Boxing gym.
Not that long after it was published in mid-March, Merryl was contacted by L.A. Boxing about taping her story for their YouTube channel.
This is her video...
Merryl is currently considering a project that connects athletes and artists/arts administrators to speak out together on the importance of both worlds.
Do you have an examples of a crossover between sports and the arts? Post them in the comments below or email them to [email protected]! We'd love to hear from you.
My sports life linked directly to my artistic work.
I grew up training in martial arts, fencing, and wrestling. I discovered theatre in college and eventually became a professional fight choreographer. It also definitely had an influence on my playwriting and directing.
Later on I actually wrote my doctoral dissertation on martial arts on the American stage!
That's so ironic that you guys came out with this article. The same day I found this awesome photo of the hybrid: male ballet dancer and boxer. Check it out: http://detroitdance.tumblr.com/post/11652790244/work-i-do-not-own-the-ri...
Thanks for sharing