Wiki defines Parkour as the art of movement. This leads to the thought of 'Can it be classified as an art?' Especially as a new (slightly undiscovered) art form.
As an arts student (music, theater and English lit.) I can see how it can be accepted as an art form for the following reasons:
1. Aesthetically pleasing (looks good) 2. Has a fluid motion similar to dance 3. Works as a piece of live theater (passers by watching = THEATER) 4. Can be applied to music of any genre/style 5. provides inspiration for other arts like poetry/photography/cinema 6. Contains opportunities for individual expression 7. Draws from other holistic practices like Martial arts and yoga 8. Can be practiced anywhere, like other arts 9. Is more about skill than talent, which means it can be grafted
Does anyone else agree or disagree with this?
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