Red Bull Flying Bach

Red Bull Flying Bach
Event on 2015-09-25 20:00:00

After countless performances around the world and six sold-out shows in Chicago last summer, the celebrated and distinguished dance crew The Flying Steps and Red Bull Flying Bach will return to the U.S. this fall for an exclusive engagement. This year, the tour will hit Chicago for two performances at the historic Chicago Theatre on September 25-26.


We get it: You’re thinking “Uh, Bach and breakdance don’t go well together.” Well, the four-time breakdance world champions The Flying Steps and opera director Christoph Hagel would like to prove the contrary with their breathtaking performance, Red Bull Flying Bach. Using an interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, the show combines Bach’s classical masterpiece with modern electronic beats and clever choreography, dazzling audiences while shifting the borders between classical and urban culture. Expect a powerhouse production that’s equal parts visual amusement and delightful sound.


The show itself is a beautiful blend of the minds of Artistic Directors VartanBassil (choreography) and Christoph Hagel (piano, 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.


The Flying Bach is a clash of cultures where classical music meets break-dance.  The Flying Steps, four time break-dance world champions, deliver a creative performance set to Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier", bridging the art forms of classical and urban culture.  The elegant music along with explosive moves creates an amazing and entertaining show for people of all ages and demographics.



Flying Steps of Germany are an award winning dance team that has succeeded in marrying urban dance culture with classical music. Founder Vartan Bassil partnered with Conductor Christoph Hagel and Flying Bach was born.  Red Bull invested in a massive sponsorship as part of its Branding investments into cultural events.  This partnership created a powerful marketing platform to launch Flying Bach and they have successfully toured Europe, Australia and Japan in 2011-14.  In 2014 Red Bull and Flying Steps were ready to take North America with performances in Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal.

at The Chicago Theatre
175 North State Street
Chicago, United States

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