Have you ever seen a love story between a freerunner and a modern dancer?
First, you may ask, what is free-running? It is actually a discipline originally from France (called “Parkour” in French), and if you go to Wikipedia, it will tell you, that,
Parkour (French pronunciation: [paʁˈkuʁ]) (abbreviated PK) is a training discipline focused on overcoming obstacles, involving moving from point A to point B in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It combines a variety of movements like running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, leaping, and rolling. Popularised in France by David Belle and others in the 1990s and 2000s, Parkour uses no equipment and is non-competitive.
A male practitioner is often called a “traceur”, a female a “traceuse”.
This is what I decided to show in my new series about urban dance and Parkour. And to make things
easier trickier, we decided to shoot it on the beautiful (but very insanely crowded) Place de la Concorde in Paris:
I started working on the project with the Paris-based Association, Parkour Paris and its amazing Traceurs, including Thomas, one of the main characters of this photo series.
A few weeks ago, the initiative also reached the ears of France Ô, a National TV channel here in France, and they decided to feature us in a reportage from their series “Tendances Ô”on Parkour. It will be broadcasted soon, showing a behind the scenes of us working in the streets of Paris: it will be aired this coming November 3 at 18.45 on TV. And if you can’t watch it, I will share the link to the documentary here soon, as well as some images from the shoot, so stay tuned!