Noone who sees the zigrolling for the first time can look away. It delivers a coup de grace of visual compulsion. Quickly sensing that his training on the simple wheel was a preamble to zigrolling Chris trained with Toni and famed stilt walker Eros Biox to become a journeyman zigroller. Chris has zigrolled for many corporate and private events throughout the west coast of the United States. He teaches zigrolling weekly to athletes, dance students, cirque performers, and even celebs in love with the flow arts at his studio in downtown Los Angeles at the famed Big Arts Labs artist colony.
In 2012 Chris Filkins joined with the ReCircle Collective to develop the first choreography piece for zigrolling ever created on the North American continent. This piece was very well received at its debut to a packed crowd at The Diavolo Dance Theater in Los Angeles in April of 2012. In December 2012 through March of 2013 this piece will be presented internationally when Chris Filkins, now a collective member, & the ReCircle Collective travel to Canada, Germany, & Argentina to present this choreography and create further pieces.