Bullettrun

Bullettrun is a collaborative multimedia company that uses the art of parkour to provide men and women with social, educational and performance opportunities in NYC.

Bullettrun is a collaborative multimedia company that uses the art of parkour to empower young men and women living in New York City; providing artistic, social, educational and talent services. 

Our History: Bullettrun's Parkour show “Physical Graffiti” premiered at The Brooklyn Lyceum in 2008 to sold out audiences. The Village Voice called “Physical Graffiti”“a jaw-dropping multimedia piece” and selected it for “Voices Choices.” I have gone on to create the multi-media, Parkour performance group Bullettrun. As the artistic director of Bullettrun, my choreography and videos bring Parkour from the streets to the stage.

Read about Bullettrun's recent performances and creative projects below: 

Photo album description: Some of Bulletttrun's parkour performance moments during the Empire State Winter Games 2017 Opening Ceremony Special. Thanks to Lake Placid ADK for providing the photos. All backstage photos by Nadia García-Lesy.

On February 2nd, 2017, Bullettrun performed before 5,000 people as featured performers during the annual Empire State Winter Games Opening 2017 Ceremony. Our performance included flat tire bikers and speed skaters. To learn more about the event, read Adirondack Daily News article or about our client Lake Placid Tourism . Our performance was a great success and we were invited back next year. What was amazing about our performance was not just the show itself, but how well we were treated by the local community. Listen to Bullettrun member's Falco and Reaper talk about their experience in Lake Placid as visitors here: video diary.

On August 23, 2016 artistic director Nadia García-Lesy presented her choreography, in collaboration with her Bullettrun company members Sage Way, Christopher Falco Glover, Kareem Reap Small. Ridge Chery, Jose Torres, Helaman Garcia. Special thanks to D.j. Maximum for the music andRaudy Apk Ramirez for providing extra 2nd camera work. The show was presented during the 2nd Annual Explorer's Day Extravaganza, at Kaiser Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn. The event was a culmination of a series of rehearsals and WildRun parkour classes held at the park, in collaboration with NYPD Explorer's Club. Special thanks to Psychology Consultant Mani García-Lesy and the Coney Island, Brooklyn community leaders; Ted Enoch from the NYC Parks Department; Officer Dan Thomas and Officer Anthony of the NYPD. 

https://bullettrun.com/ Description: Bullettrun had an amazing experience performing for Intel, on February 12, 2016 during NYFW/SS16. Our performance was produced by Milk Studios. Bullettrun's performers wore Rag & Bone clothing and were fitted with Intel's sub-minature Curie modules (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Quark), whose data was represented as 3 dimensional video projections that reacted in real time to each parkour performer's individual movements. In the process, the merging of performance, fashion and technology demonstrated Intel's wearable, technological product applications to fashion designers. Credits: Choreography and video editing by Nadia García-Lesy. Assistant choreographer Christopher "Falco" Glover. Special thanks to Mani García-Lesy, Sanaya Brown and Kareem Small for filming. Parkour performers Alix Gerstein, Raudy Apk Ramirez, Sage Way, Vinny Pellegrini, Christopher Falco Glover. A special thank you to Intel and Laurea de Ocampo, Diana Frame and Sarah Keats of Milk Studios; who formed an incredible, collaborative production team that made Bullettrun's performance possible.
Go to http://www.bullettrun.com. Bullettrun performed at McCarren Park today. I (Nadia García-Lesy) and Shane "Ninja" Samuel really enjoyed choreographing this show for the community. This video is one of several performances we presented. Enjoy this unedited version. The final edited video will be posted soon. The performers featured are members of Teams Impulse, APK, Underworld, Speedrunners and Marvel. It was a beautiful experience, uniting some of the most dynamic and original NYC traceurs/teams, celebrating the art and discipline of parkour as a family.

Shadow duets at LightSpace Studio, Brooklyn, NY on January, 2014. Performers Christopher "Falco" Glover and Reese Sanchez.

On Friday, May 30th Bullettrun will present a high energy multi media performance event celebrating the art and culture of Parkour at LightSpace Studios, as part of the Bushwick Open Studios weekend. Featuring video by Nadia Lesy and photographs by James Starkman.
We held a big fancy press conference on 8/10 and recorded some shaky videos for y'all! This show will definitely show you show some of the FringeNYC shows defy gravity. Make sure you watch this preview of "Living on the Edge" until the last second! " http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=L#LIVING
Go to http://bullettrun.com/ for more information. A retrospective of Bullettrun's past rehearsals and performances. Featuring members of the NY Parkour community including the Twisted Traceurs, Basilio Montilla, Max Henry, Vinny Pellegrini, Nikkie Zanevsky and Jesse La Flair. Look for new performances and videos coming this summer!
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(PART I) Bullettrun multimedia show at the NY International Fringe Festival August, 2009. Also, please check out Part II of his same performance here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVTJTQf_4C0. Choreography and video by Nadia Lesy.
(PART II) Bullettrun multimedia show at the NY International Fringe Festival August, 2009. If you have not already, check out Part 1 of this performance here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZjzXBdkt8c. Choreography and video by Nadia Lesy.
Videographer and Choreographer Nadia Lesy and members of the New York Parkour Community came together to present "The Physical Graffiti Show" at the Brooklyn Lyceum Theater on November 20-23, 2008.

 

 

 

Bullettrun performed at the 13th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Once again, the reaction to my work was overwhelmingly positive. Bullettrun received an “Overall Excellence Award”, for “Unique Theatrical Event” from the NY Fringe Festival Committee.  Bullettrun performed at New York City Center, during the America Dances! Career Transition for Dancers Anniversary Jubilee. We have also performed for Intel during Fashion Week. 

 

My work with Traceurs – the Parkour performers – is emblematic of projects throughout my career. Regardless of a performer’s style of movement, I find a way to merge their physical vocabulary with my own choreographic and cinematic vision. Out of this collaborative process, distinct dances are created for the stage and screen. This approach has allowed me to successfully work with Modern, Flamenco, Jazz, Hip Hop and Break Dancers.

 

My choreography and experimental videos have appeared in the Hampshire Alumini Reel, The Physical Graffiti Show, AMPsterdam Multimedia Festival, V-Brooklyn Video Festival, D.U.M.B.O./ White Wave Festival, Williamsburg Film Festival, Williamsburg Art and Historical Society Dance Festival, Captured Dance Video Festival at Dance Theater Workshop and the Dance On Camera Festival.