8/10 – Red Bull Flying Bach

By on August 8, 2017

The dance group Flying Steps – four-fold world champion in breakdance – and the famous opera director Christoph Hagel prove that it is an excellent combination in the fascinating show Red Bull Flying Bach. The performance offers the whole break dance’s range of popping, locking and hip hop steps to the tones of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier”.

It’s a unique experience where fine culture meets the urban environment in a combination of classical music and electronic beats. In Red Bull Flying Bach crosses the paths between classical music, breakdance and ballet and through the performance, the artistic director Vartan Bassil has proved that breakdance is not just a dance form – it’s pure art.

During the performance we will follow nine dancers and their teachers while practicing before their big day. We’ll see head spins, power moves, freezes and amazing effects as well as experiencing disputes, fuss, disappointments and happiness. Just like in Bach’s music, it shifts between peaks and valleys, tempo, temperament and dance stages constantly changing. The dancers’ teachers punish them and when a mysterious woman enters the exercise room, the conflict is climaxing: Contemporary dance meets breakdance, man meets woman, lust meets rejection, arrogance meets curiosity.

The Flying Steps was founded in Berlin in 1993 and is today one of the world’s most successful urban dance groups with outstanding shows and unique choreographies. Vartan Bassil, artistic director and one of the founders of Flying Steps, believes that the inspiration for Red Bull Flying Bach came after a classical concert – “I liked the idea of replacing a ballerina doing pirouettes on her toes with a breakdancer doing head Spins,” he explains.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017
At 19:00
End time approx. 20.30

Entertainment | Stockholm