The Music and Dance Show Red Bull FLYING BACH
for the first time in Bulgaria in October
Breakdance Champions are bringing a show like no other
The four-time World Breakdance Champion Flying Steps and renowned opera director Christoph Hagel are proving that breakdancing and classical music are the perfect match with their fascinating 70 minute musical performance, Red Bull Flying Bach. This one of a kind, innovative adaptation of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier,” breaks down the intellectual barrier between high society and urban culture.
The story of the performance follows six dancers and their teacher, rehearsing for their big day, featuring head spins, power moves, freezes, and awe-inspiring visuals, Arguments, fights, disappointments and delights - just like the highs and lows of the notes in Bach’s musical work, the moods and steps of the dancers change constantly. Their teacher is pushing them to make it work. As a mysterious woman enters the rehearsal room, the conflicts climax: contemporary dance meets breakdance, men meet a woman, desire meets refusal, arrogance meets curiosity.
The show itself is a beautiful blend of the minds of Vartan Bassil - choreography and Christoph Hagel - musical director. Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström joins the seven male breakdancers of The Flying Steps, fusing key elements of urban dance culture with precision ballet.
In a clash of cultures Red Bull Flying Bach turns the international classical music world upside down. World champion b-boy crew Flying Steps visualizes and revives Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier in a creative performance that combines classical music and urban culture. Note by note. Step by step. With piano, harpsichord and electronic beats.
Red Bull Flying Bach is organized by Sofia Music Enterprises. The performance will take place in Sofia on the 21st of October (Saturday) in NPC’s hall 1.
The prices of the tickets for the Red Bull Flying Bach performance are between 30 and 80 Bulgarian leva and are available for purchase from Ticketpro and Eventim, as well as online at www.ticketpro.bg and www.eventim.bg
Ticket sales starts on the 5th of April (Wednesday) at 10:00 o’clock. Children under 10 years of age enter for free, but are not entitled to a sitting place. For children over 10 years of age and students a discount of 10 Bulgarian leva per ticket in all seating areas except for the cheapest one has been provided. The discount applies only upon presenting of the appropriate document.
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To this day, the Red Bull Flying Bach show has toured 31 countries, and touched more than 400 000 people.
The Flying Steps continue to be one of the most successful urban dance crews worldwide with breathtaking shows and one-of-a-kind choreographies, appealing to a diverse audience all around the globe. They were founded by Vartan Bassil and Kadir "Amigo" Memis in 1993 in Berlin. The Flying Steps are specialized in urban dance styles like bboying, popping and locking and won several world championships, like the Battle Of The Year 2000 or the Red Bull Beat Battle 2007.
The Flying Steps have made it from a card box up onto the world's great stages - an extraordinary success story from Berlin’s underground.
In 2010 with Red Bull Flying Bach they revolutionize breakdance by being the first to show the artfulness of this dance style and by similarly appealing to all age groups.
Red Bull Flying Bach is the first breakdance show that won an ECHO Klassik special award.
The Well-Tempered Clavier
“Let the Well-Tempered Clavier be your daily bread”, famous German composer Robert Schumann suggested in his work ‘Musikalische Haus- und Lebensregeln’ in 1850, calling Johann Sebastian Bach’s ground-breaking collection of solo keyboard music “the work of all works”. For many exceptional musicians since, the Well-Tempered Clavier has offered the nourishment they required. It is widely regarded as one of the most important works in the history of classical music and the most influential polyphonic composition.