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by Jamuna Mirjam Zweifel in collaboration with The Field

Step 1: Find at least 1 other person or more people.


Step 2: Define a starting point A and an ending point B and a timeframe (example 40min), the way back can be a moment of reflection/verbal exchange.


Step 3: Read the following information before you share the score below: 

„Fake Parkour refers to a form of forward movement whose goal is to get from point A to point B as inefficiently as possible using only the abilities of one's own body. The parkour runner defines its own path through urban and natural space in a way that is different from that prescribed by architecture and culture.“



Fake Parkour is a training that the practicioners design together based on a score. There is no leader. The aim is to find creative solutions within this score and to move the body in a group from A to B outside the usual ways of moving. To do this, let the environment inspire you and take time to digest the environment through your body, use it as an opportunity to get in contact with your environment through another way than you would normally do. The emphasis is on inefficiency, taking breaks can help to orientate, notice what others are doing, what is going on and use these moments of pauses to sharpen the senses while holding in for a moment.

In Fake Parkour there is no right or wrong, this is an experiment, an exploration of what fake parkour could be, could mean and it lives from all of the practitioners creative ideas.

The practice is also a collective action and everyone together is responsible for the common experience.

There can be a lot of information that affects you in a city, maybe it is helpful not trying to focus on everything at the same time, but rather choose one thing after the other.

Take responsibility for yourself, ask yourself what is possible? recognise dangerous situations.


Step 4: Read the Score (maybe twice) out loud before you go.





Indication /Score basic:

  • No forward walking

  • No use of given pathways!

  • Obstacles are invitations to play

  • Everyone takes responsibility for themselves

  • Try to stay together as a group

  • There is no leader

  • No talking - singing/sounds could be interesting for communication instead

  • Copying is always a good way to learn from each other

  • stay open to the informations that surrounds you, so it could become cues for your actions (environmental sounds, forms, weather conditions, smells, other bodies)

  • Use the first 20 meters specifically for warming up the body (stretches, strenghtening exercices, mobilisation)




People should be aware, that there are might be citizens, passengers that react in various ways (fun or not fun), and it can happen that people film. sensibilize the group about that. 

If people come and start asking what we do/ want to interact it is up to each person how to react. It can help continuing the task but saying what we do.


Also be aware about private areas/properties you might not interact with..


There is no right or wrong. it is an experiment.

If it‘s too much feel free to step out or come back in as you wish.


Step 5:

Set a timer and let’s go!


 (If you practice Fake Parkour more often, you can try to find focus topics for the whole group for the durance of the length of the parkour)

For Example: Disappearing and Appearing, Only walking backwards, staying in touch with everyone the whole time (contact Fake Parkour), focus on environmental sounds and asking yourself, how does the sound implement movements in your body? How does sounds and noises change the quality of moving  etc. only using jump, slide, turn, fall, freeze as movement indicators.

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