Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Documentary - People in Motion: Parkour

This is awesome.
Parkour, also called as the "art of displacement",[1] is a training discipline that developed out of military obstacle course training.[2][3][4]

Practitioners aim to move from one place to another, negotiating the obstacles in between. The discipline uses no equipment and is non-competitive. A male practitioner is generally called a "traceur", a female a "traceuse".

Developed by Raymond Belle, David Belle, S├ębastien Foucan and other members of the original Yamakasi group, parkour became popular in the 1990s and 2000s through a series of documentaries and films featuring these practitioners and others.
 Enjoy the beauty of bodies in motion.


Cedric Dahl traveled the US west coast with 5 parkour practitioners who shared a passion for movement. This film documents the experience over 9 months.
  • Seattle Time Lapse by Edvard Brun
  • San Francisco Time Lapse via WTK Photography
  • Burning Man Time Lapse courtesy of James Cole
Original music by Alex Bornstein

Athletes [in order of appearance]
  • Paul Whitecotton
  • David Agajanian
  • Jacob Raul Seil
  • Lonnie Tisdale
  • Brian Orosco

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