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Flying Bach

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The successful show of Berlin breakdancers Flying Steps goes on anniversary tour!

Think you can’t breakdance to Bach? Together with opera director Christoph Hagel, the four-time breakdance world champions Flying Steps will prove you wrong in their show »Flying Bach«. As part of the show’s 10th anniversary, they will return to Europe in spring 2020 and perform, among others, in the Philharmonic Hall on two evenings.

With the premiere of »Flying Bach« in the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin in 2010, the Flying Steps proved that breakdance can be an excellent medium for interpreting the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The inspiration for the show came from Vartan Bassil, founder and artistic director of »Flying Steps«, after attending a classical concert: »I liked the idea of replacing a break dancer in headspin with a ballerina who does pirouettes on tiptoe,« he explains.

At that time, many feared that this concept would never work. But this did not prevent Vartan from pursuing his goal: »My dream was to develop a full-length breakdance show to classical music«. The idea of using Johann Sebastian Bach’s »The Well-Tempered Clavier« came from opera conductor Christoph Hagel, who works with Bassil as artistic director. Their idea was to create a show that would be more than just »breakdancing to a classical soundtrack«, to make the music visually tangible through the dancers, thus telling the audience a story. »By combining urban culture with classical influences, we can show that graffiti and breakdancing is so much more,« concludes Vartan.

To date, the Flying Steps have presented their show in more than 42 countries – from the USA to Kazakhstan, from Australia to Japan and Finland – and have captivated more than 600,000 spectators. »Flying Bach« is the world’s first breakdance show to be honoured with the ECHO Klassik Special Prize (OPUS Klassik since 09/18), the music industry’s most important award in Germany.

Please be advised that, under child protection laws applicable in Munich, children under the age of six cannot be admitted to the event. Children aged 6 to 13 years can be admitted only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. An ID document must be presented.

(PGM Promoters Group Munich Konzertagentur GmbH)