“Dive Into This,” Choreographed by Anthony Missen

February 17, 2023

Choreographer Anthony Missen portrays a robotic office worker struggling for freedom from monotonous tasks in a video for John Matthias and Jay Auborn’s “Dive Into This.”  Performing erratic movements, Missen demonstrates an overpowering desire to escape the drudgery of the routine through twitching, rolling and thrashing through hallways and down stairwells. “The film depicts a character, perhaps a machine, perhaps human once, maybe still. Stuck in the grind of an endless routine,” says director and cinematographer Joe Auborn, who collaborated with creative director Izzy Moriarty Thompson. “All they need is a chance, a glitch that sparks an awakening.”