FLYING BODIES PARIS

10-11 August, 2018

This year Flying Bodies goes to Paris with 4 instructors. We continue the method we started in Brussels, and we present questions to the instructors, who are all experts in a movement form. Those are very personal questions, by which we can understand the way they became experts. We draw the conclusions from Brussels event, and we keep on developing it. 

During Flying Bodies Paris course, you can learn the answers from the teachers about the following topics:

  • Economics of energy

  • Taking risks and dealing with fear

  • Sensitivity and readyness

  • Creativity and adaptability

  • Speed and explosivity

The instructors bring special practice structures, based on the answers they give to the questions. 

INSTRUCTORS

Williams Belle

Creator of La danse de l'air and the revaerse method

Williams Belle is one of the founding members of the Yamakasi group, and also a creator of the Art Du Déplacement movement. After Génération Yamakasi, he spent a year and a half in Hong Kong where he trained boxing and muay thai. He took up photography and cinematography and is working towards being a director as well as performing in films. His film credits include Johnny English Reborn (2011), Taxi 2 (2000), The Great Challenge (2004) and of course the first step of Art Du Déplacement, Parkour and Free running become a worldwide movement, the Yamakasi (2001). He is also deeply involved in wall climbing and being inspired of this discipline. He is the youngest in the group of the founders. During the years of practice and coaching he developed his own method called the Williams Belle Method. His capacities to move are seemingly limitless, even during the most difficult challenges he stays soft and light. His movements are filled with elegance and some outstanding quality.

- How does he connect working on the quality of the movement with the practice of physical skills?
- Where does he focus his attention during movement, more to internal or external stimuli? He completes great challenges with a smile. He goes into it with full energy without hesitation. He uses his energies in a very balanced way, always investing the optimal amount. He does so even if he faces serious counter- forces or needs to deal with a wide range of dynamical levels.

- How does he practice to concentrate his energies always to the right thing?
- How does he controls his thoughts to be able to deal with the risk and uncertain outcome? He is an extremely dedicated mover, driven by strong and pure motivation, which gives him the power to always outperform himself. He seeks for challenges and demanding situations, where he needs to go beyond the limits of his strength, endurance, resistance and mental control.

- How does he self- talk and directs his cognitive power to solve extremely difficult movement- situations?
- How does he rewards himself after a successful trial?
- How does he reconstructs his practice and mental strength after a failure?

During Flying Bodies Paris, he will answer such questions, present his method, and share
his experiences and spirit!

Tony Thich

Art Du Déplacement Academy, Feldenkrais Institut

Tony studied Martial arts and Acrobatics in his youth which later gave him the opportunity to become a professional stuntman. Later he joined to the Yamakasi group and started to study Art Du Déplacement (origin of Parkour and Free running) at ADD Academy. After reaching an outstanding level he started to teach ADD at the Academy and outside of it as well. He studied acting and performing arts and recently he plays roles in theatrical pieces, performs in dance shows and plays in movies both as an actor and stuntman. 

Tony performs risky movements and actions with ease and lightness. He always goes into risky situations wih full energy even if he is only at the begining of attaining the skill. He is very good in focusing his energies to the right thing, to the right action.

- What kind of practice  leads him to this state where he can go into actions with full energy even if the outcome is not certain?

He loves mental and physical challenges and even if it seems a superhuman performance he goes till he reaches his goal. Somehow he always regain energy from nowhere and facing challenges with courage.

- How does he regain energy to continue physically and also mentally challenging movements?

His concetrations allows him to be able to execute movements with high precision. He can jump through very tight gaps between bars or can execute complex acrobatic movements starting and finishing them on narrow surfaces.

- How does he build up such a level of concentration, is there any exercise he does to reach the maximum of his potentials?

Tony is a real master of movement and skills, the best way to learn from him is listening him and doing what he does.

Csaba Varga

Compagnie Linga, Anton Lachky Company

Early in his life, he started to train sportaerobic, as a competitor he participated successfully on several national and international competitions. Later he started to practice different urban dance forms. He studied in Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy, and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. After graduation he catched back to urban forms, learnt hip- hop in Juste Debout School (Paris) and Art Du Déplacement in ADD Academy (Paris). Since finishing his studies he has been working with several choreographers and companies all over Europe. Works in Hungary: Adrienn Hód, Réka Szabó, Attila Kun, Zsuzsa Rózsavölgyi, Tamás Bakó, Márta Ladjánszki, Máté Mészáros works outside of Hungary: Eleonore Valére-Lackhy (Fr/Be), Frank Micheletti (Kubilai Khan Investigations) (Fr), Kaori Ito (Ballet C de la (Jp/Be). Currently he is touring with Companie Linga (CH), László Fülöp (HU), Anton Lachky Company (BE/SK) and Guy Nader (ISL) Maria Campos.

He has exceptional sensitivity towards the rhythmicality and dynamics. He focuses his energies always to the relevant parts of movements, so it feels he moves with the speed of light. He will answer questions targeting how he deals with the extreme energetic structure of the fastest possible.

He is a very efficient learner. He learns fast and already at the beginning of the learning stage he performs different techniques on a high level.
He will be asked, how much conscious control he uses during different stages of learning, and with which strategies he succeeds the most .

He moves with outstandingly high precision regarding the movements themselves, the desired outcome of the movements and the orientation of displacement in space.
We wonder what does he focus on more while moving: internal or external stimuli?

Marton Csuzi

Flying Bodies, Eva Duda Dance Company

Marton started with doing water sports in his youth. Later he decided to come to dry land and studied Contemporary dance and Martial arts. After graduation he started to work with professional dance companies and choreographers. During his professional carreer he got involved in other disciplines such as Art Du Déplacement and Acrobatics. He is constantly improving his qualities and broadening his potentials to move. Since 2014 he organizes Flying Bodies Workshops and events. 

When Marton moves it's filled with elegance and softness. He keeps this soft and elegant quality even during Acrobatic or dynamically strong movements.

- What exercises he does to become soft and light yet stay resilient and strong?

Marton has an analytical approach towards problem solving. He never stops trying and experimenting till he finds the most essential part of the skill which he needs to work on. Then he uses creatively dveloped irregular exercises to transform his counscious efforts into instinctive behaviour.

- How does he link consciously planned exercises with natural movement and reflexes?

Marton can really show ways to outperform yourself, even if it seems you reached your burdens. He is really experienced in finding individual solutions and methods.

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Léo Lagrange Gymnasium

27 Boulevard des Alliés, 94600 Choisy-le-Roi,  France

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