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Fight Club

Athina Vahla

Photo by Helen Burrows

For Homelands Dance Festival at Chisenhale Dance Space, Athina worked with a dancer (Leon Baugh), a dance scientist (Emma Redding), a film-maker (Monica Alcazar) and a photographer (Helen Burrows) alongside a boxer and his trainer from Repton Boys Boxing Club in Bethnal Green to investigate boxing training, structures and rituals.

The creative team worked together over two weeks in a short, risk-taking process that looked at transforming elements of boxing training into performative action and touched upon state of mind in both training and contest.

Watch the Fight Club film on Youtube

Photo by Helen Burrows