Prodigal Theatre's Urban Playground Team
have been working browser based trading platform in the UAE with Parkour (Free-Running or L'art du
deplacement) since 2004 and in 2006 created the world's first specifically designed touring environment for the practice and performance of Parkour.
In the same year they began an ongoing partnership with Gravity Style - the organization of Charles Perriere and Malik Diouf; co-creators of parkour and members of the original Yamakasi group.
Together the UPG Team and Gravity Style are developing a distinctive performance language for the discipline, combining Parkour with contemporary and hip hop dance forms.
Their performances have toured across Europe & to Africa, the Middle-East and Australia for clients including the British Council, the National Theatre and a huge range of outdoor festivals.
The Team designed the UK's first permanent Parkour Training Area for Crawley Borough Council opening it in 2009. They are currently involved in the design of two further, and equally unique, sites.
"A powerful piece of streetwise dance theatre"
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All photography is by Matthew Andrew