Breakdancing Champions And Red Bull Create Flying Bach With Classical Twist

As you know in our previous Lifestyle posts on Red Bull; when Red Bull does it, Red Bull does it BIG.

Such is the case with their new Flying Bach show that takes over San Francisco at The Masonic in May.

The internationally celebrated and distinguished dance crew Flying Steps kicks off their Red Bull Flying Bach 2016­-2017 U.S. tour in San Francisco for the first time ever (May 20-22).

Red Bull has partnered with Live Nation this year to bring together this absolutely unique musical performance that clashes classical music and breakdancing.

The four-­time World Breakdance Champion Flying Steps and renowned opera director Christoph Hagel are proving that breakdancing and classical music are an unusual but dope match with a 70 minute show

The show itself is a blend of the minds of Artistic Directors Vartan Bassil (choreography) and Christoph Hagel (piano, musical director).

“We can’t wait to hit the road again with Red Bull on this massive US tour!” said Bassil. “The American audience has the most incredible energy, making it an absolute treat for us to perform there.”

 

This innovative adaptation of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “Well­Tempered Clavier,” breaks down the barrier between high society and urban culture featuring head spins, power moves, freezes, and awe ­inspiring visuals.

The story follows six dancers and one teacher, rehearsing for their big day, arguments, fights, disappointments and the highs and lows of the notes.

The moods and steps of the dancers change constantly, pushing the boundaries to make it work.

Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström joins the seven male breakdancers of The Flying Steps, fusing key elements of urban dance culture with precision ballet.

After the 2010 premier in Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie and the following sold out German tour, Red Bull Flying Bach brought their success to the rest of the world. To date, more than 380,000 spectators in 28 different countries have experienced the powerhouse production that’s equal parts visual amusement and delightful sound.