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