The Overlapping Line of Boxing and the Arts

Posted by Tim Mikulski, 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.

2 responses for The Overlapping Line of Boxing and the Arts


October 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm

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!

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Marcus says
October 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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:

Thanks for sharing

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