Acro Love Performs at Marvin Ong’s Birthday

AcroYoga : Croc Copter & Rubik’s Cube

Croc Copter & Rubik’s Cube Here’s the copy from the video: Is your practice challenging? Good. Then You are doing it right. I asked Ahni to fly. Croc Copter 8. It’s been many months. Since we last played. I wrote this with Ahni. Inspired by Lux, Chelsey, & Jason. A certain pivot of the hips. And our love of spinning. I asked Ahni to fly. Rubik’s Cube. I wrote this with Blair. It’s always fun! Thanks for flying Ahni! Always a pleasure. Ours is the most challenging & rewarding partnership yet.

AcroYoga : Acro Love Performs at Wanderlust

Acro Love Wanderlust Flow 2013 Chris Filkins & Ahni Radvanyi celebrate 2 years of their Acro Love partnership in this highlight reel from their acrobatic performances at Wanderlust 2013 in Lake Tahoe. Song is Laundry by Midwest Product. Cinematography by Marco Antonelli. Produced, directed, and edited by Chris Filkins. AcroYoga Partnership Tested This shoot high on the mountain at Squaw Valley for Wanderlust 2013 was an incredibly difficult AcroYoga shoot. The all are but this one a doozy. Our romantic relationship had ended in the weeks prior to this event. Both of us were quite sad and worn down at this point. Our performances went very well at the event. But when we went to shoot this and it was noone but us and Marco and a cold windy mountainside we were up against it for sure. We both felt we had an obligation to use our AcroYoga practice to help us through this difficult time. We believed our practice was more about communication than anything acrobatic. We had the intention from the beginning of our practice to live and act as though this stuff matters. Did our principles of communication actually mean anything? Does an AcroYoga practice actually help with communication? We strive to stress this “own your own shit” way of communicating with our students and as our romance unraveled it was sorely tested. The actual making of this video was a constant source of tension between us for months. The video came out pretty well. Perhaps the difficulties we went through helped to produce something of value. I think for both of us the video is a bit of a disappointment as parts of the act simply weren’t working. Either we couldn’t […]

AcroHoop : AcroYoga Meets Hoop

AcroHoop : AcroYoga & Hooping Take the Dance in Whole New Directions AcroYoga and Hooping come together! Last night Ahni Radvanyi and Christopher Filkins debuted this Acro-Hoop-Love Show which has challenged us at the edges of our skills. It has been a huge growing process for us both to develop this passion. The level of support and love we received last night from the community is stunning! We closed out a line up of an amazing set of artists we both look up to, we did it to a sold out show, and we debuted our new type of flow art. On all levels last night has us humbled in gratitude for being asked to be involved in such a wonderful event. It is the flow that matters. Marvin Ong thanks from the bottom of our hearts for involving us in this special project and Derek Milner thanks so much for your incredible support and patience.

People Doing People Things – Ep. 5 Acro Love

Acro Love : The Beginning of Acro Love One day in early August of 2012 Dustin Shepard & Chris Filkins were shooting the shit down at Muscle Beach in Santa Monica California. Dustin was telling Chris about his new camera the Mark III. Chris suggested that they collaborate on shooting this type of acrobatics called AcroYoga he had been doing with Ahni Radvanyi. Dustin agreed and Chris immediately put together the kind folks who provided the Malibu mountaintop location, Dustin, Ahni, and Rick Ross and we went off one morning to climb the cliff side to shoot this piece. The shoot was fun and breezy. We all had such a great time together playing and fooling around. The sun was hot but the breezes were welcoming and Dustin “got” Chris & Ahni so well that we all could see this was the beginning of something great. It just flowed so well. Our relationship and our communication which we both Ahni think so important are beautifully presented in Dustin’s video. It’s no wonder we both fell in love with this from the first moment we saw it. It wonderfully captures that day and our romance and our practice. Such a fun day! This was the day when we coined the term Acro Love and realized it described perfectly what we were doing and trying to do with this art form. As you can see in the video hoops were involved. We are still developing our Acro Love style so the hoop has not taken as much of a role as we would like it to. There is still lots of work to be done. But we are hopeful that we can do another video sometime in […]