The Urban Playground Team is the original performance-parkour (2PK) company, developing this choreographic language with one of parkour’s co-creators Malik Diouf over the last 20 years.
Combining dance, theatre, and parkour, their performances have played across 5 continents, on 10 occasions representing the country with the British Council, most recently at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Known for developing inclusive models of participation, the company has worked with people of all ages and abilities, including, on one memorable occasion, all 78 members of an entire village aged from 4 to 95.
They have performed 2PK on London rooftops, in Scandinavian swamps, through Medieval Tuscan towns and in the streets of Baltimore. They have performed on boats, trains, buses and rafts. They have performed in the searing heat of an Indian summer and in minus-12-degree snow during a Norwegian winter.