Editor’s Pick: “Let Go: Moment in Movement” (The Providence Phoenix, 08/09/12)
Curtis Mayfield wrote the theme song for parkour artists: “I Gotta Keep On Moving.“
Parkour — aka l’art du dé placement or freerunning — originated in France; “it involved training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment. Simply put, Parkour is getting from point A to B in the shortest amount of time possible.”
That’s how the folks at Yellow Peril Gallery, 60 Valley St #5, Providence, summarize the essence of Parkour; they’re hosting “Let Go: Moment in Movement,” an exhibit by photographer James Starkman.