Dance out of the comfort zone: When the world’s most violent sport meets dance.

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Mixed Martial Arts is one of the world’s fastest growing sports – violent, bloody, ultra masculine. He’s repelled by it, but dancer and choreographer, Akram Khan, has resolved to get under its skin and design a walk-on for its biggest star.

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What motivates a person to train for ultra violence? Why are we drawn to its spectacle? And how much of MMA’s merciless attack mentality is inside all of us?

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