I recently got into the studio with my friend Scott Miles, a jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts fighter with Florian Martial Arts Center in Brookline, MA, just to see what we could create together. It ended up completely piquing my artistic interest, and I was so impressed with his ideas and willingness to improvise as an athlete. Learning a bit about his approach as a fighter, versus mine as a dancer/contact improviser, was incredibly fun and I’m excited to continue exploring this (and maybe eventually convincing him to get onstage!).
Here are a few behind-the-scenes clips of us figuring things out, including me falling straight onto my butt 3 times in a row… #itsaprocess