Bodies in Motion Series The Creation of a Ciné Parkour
Monday, April 30, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
The Royal Anthropological Institute presents:
BODIES IN MOTION
A series of evening events and exhibitions that explores the relationship between human movement, space and expression
The way in which we move our bodies can express our multiple identities as well as our social and cultural backgrounds. Whether dancing, walking or playing sports, movement can be an affirmation of society’s norms, a celebration of community cohesion and a vehicle for expressing national and international affiliations.Equally, human movement can be a means of resistance demonstrating social and political unrest or an avenue for innovation and cultural change.
Using photography, ethnographic film, art and presentations, Bodies in Motion aims to engage the public in exploring the meaning of human movement in urban, digital and natural landscapes.
Tonight's event: 30th April 2012
This presentation explores the transformative aspects of Parkour through film-how one experiences, moves, connects and participates in the environment, challenging notions of normative behaviour, socialisation, identity and self-determining actions through explorations of the self. The films range from quiet observational pieces to montages and first person POV, reflecting Parkour as a multi-dimensional phenomenon. Through Parkour led films (as opposed to films about Parkour) this presentation aims to demonstrate how Parkour encourages self-reliance and mutual co-operation whilst enabling participants to reclaim the sense of wonder and magic of the human experience.
Presentation and Q&A with Dr. Julie Angel
Tonight's event includes an art and photo exhibition illustrating sport, dance and play in diverse landscapes from concrete jungles to vast highlands where people come together to celebrate movement.
* Tickets include a glass of wine, refreshments and snacks.
When & Where
Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Outreach Department
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.