Video: Bullettrun Collaborative Brings Parkour To Coney Island


Remember parkour, the sport described by The Office‘s Jim Halpert as “the internet sensation of 2004 … and the goal is to get from point A to point B as creatively as possible”? Well, it just happened in Coney Island. And it’s much cooler than when Michael and Dwight did it.

Brooklyn-based parkour collaborative Bullettrun posted the above video over the weekend, showing their members jumping, flipping, rolling and generally being more awesome than the rest of us on the Coney Island boardwalk, Child’s Restaurant, on the beach and in front of housing developments.

The group has been around since 2007, performing their craft in streets, on the stage and on screen. Under the creative direction of Nadia Lesy, who shot the video above, Bulletrun describes itself as a “collaborative, performance, Multi-media Parkour group” that “produces live shows that are presented in theaters, galleries and in non traditional settings, such as a a high school gymnasium and city parks.”

Neat. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go parkour my way over to the deli for a bacon, egg and cheese. Strolling, slowly, while struggling to breathe under the weight of my own man-boobs counts as creative expression, doesn’t it?

Check out more awesome videos from Bullettrun.

  • Nick the Rat

    Parkour videos are usually longer and have better music. *disappointing*

  • Nadia Lesy

    Thanks so much for sharing. I put this video together in one day and had allot of fun doing it. I really enjoy visiting Coney Island and creating work with the Parkour community there. I find the area and people to be very special and creatively inspired. I did not expect an article to be written about this video. Thank you Sheepsheadbites and Ned Berke for being so generous. Your support means allot. More Parkour videos shot at Coney Island will follow soon. Sincerely -Nadia Lesy, Artistic Director of Bullettrun