YVAN AYER: KNOWING HOW TO SURPASS ONESELF
See you in the first interview of the year! We went to meet Yvan, a professional in aerial disciplines such as pole dancing and aerial straps.
He told us how he became part of a predominantly female sport, and how he sees the relationship between men and women in this discipline. He also talked to us about motivation, one of the notions that best characterizes him and that he tries to share daily via his Instagram.
You’re a great sportsman, starting with skateboarding, then moving on to pole sport/dance and aerial straps. Can you tell us how you got into these sports and what makes you so passionate about them?
So, yes, the transition from longboarding (skateboarding) to Pole Dance and the circus arts is often surprising! But in the end… why not?! Pole and circus arts are sports activities that attract me simply because of their complexity. Strength, flexibility, movement, creativity, interpretation, you name it! They’re disciplines that allow me to express myself, convey emotions and feel good about myself through a sporting activity that’s more than physical, unlike the lightness it exudes once performed!
Like many people, I was inspired and motivated by the famous show la France a un incroyable talent in 2013, where I was able to discover Simon Heule, Mat Chinois artist. In his interview, he spoke of having practiced Pole Dance to perfect his transitions, as there are many similarities between Mat and Pole. I started looking for Chinese Mat classes and quickly realized that Pole Dance classes were much more accessible in terms of location!
I had to wait 3 years because of various prejudices, before daring to take my first Pole Dance classes with my sister at heart! But to my great surprise, I immediately saw myself as a long-term player in this discipline, which has so much to offer athletes!