A launch takes on new meaning when the acrobatics of Parkour are involved.
Parkour is growing by leaps and bounds all over the world, and now it’s reaching high in Bangkok with the official launch of Parkour Generations Asia.
The event for this urban sport took place at Bed Supperclub, a venue that never fails to impress with its versatility, being able to transform into all sorts of stages for a variety of performances. This time the Parkour practitioners, or traceurs as they are called by those in the know, escaped from each other by hurdling through a metal structure set up in the centre of the club’s white room. Three traceurs moved through the man-made obstacle with impressive ease and cat-like agility, climbing and leaping over, under and in between the rods.
Before the Parkour exhibition, Miss Jolanda performed two never-before-heard songs. The local singer recently released a music video for her single ‘See Ya’; her first-ever video, it was filmed in various parts of the city. The song served well as an opening act and meshed with the evening’s feel of rushing through city life in Bangkok, a vibe fully established later by the traceurs’ acrobatics.
It was great to see some of Thailand’s most well-known film industry faces, such as director and producer Tom Waller, who we’re sure took note given that Parkour Generations Asia offers acting and stunt talent for film and photography shoots, advertising campaigns and other productions.
19/07/2012 - 10:25