THE ART IN FREERUNNING/PARKOUR

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France has spent hundreds of years being on the cutting edge for art, and the 1980's proved no different. Like other parts of the world, Paris had become a modern tourist attraction and cultural intersection, however more than one thousand years of history could still be felt in the atmosphere and in certainly in the artworks…

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Parkour has since become a big part of current French subculture and personal art scenes; just in the last few years we are beginning to see Parkour practised in countries both nearby to France and across the Atlantic Ocean in North America. The idea behind this sport (also thought of as an art form, particularly by Belle himself) is to continue on in one direction, using smooth motions and not letting any physical objects get in the way.
The practise can be confusing to someone who has never witnessed the fluid motions of a practitioner like Belle, as it does tend to draw similarities with other straight forward sports like hurdle jumping and steeplechasing. The fact is that Belle took these principles to quite another level when he developed his sport, and being the Parisian that he is ensured that there was always a clear undertone of the art world running along with him. Enthusiasts often make the connection from Parkour to post modern art, and however controversial and misunderstood this relationship might be Belle himself does insist that his practise is an art form. With the smooth motion of the body and the sense of camaraderie between the practitioner and his surroundings, it is easy to get a feeling that yes, in fact Parkour is a participant form of post-modern art.
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