Red Bull Flying Bach: Breakdancing Meets Ballet Performed to J.S. Bach Coming to Chicago

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For regular readers of our blog, you know we love odd combinations and combining breakdancing, ballet and classical music is without a doubt an odd combination. After three seasons of sold out performances around the world, the celebrated and distinguished dance crew The Flying Steps will bring Red Bull Flying Bach to Chicago, making its debut in an exclusive U.S. engagement for six performances only downtown at the historic Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, June 20 – 29, 2014.

Based on the promotional video, it looks beautiful.  Artistic, well-choreographed and performed to a great selection of music.  With their interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, the four-time breakdance world champions The Flying Steps and opera director Christoph Hagel have cross cultural boundaries proving this blend of urban dance coupled with baroque music is a sublime combination in Red Bull Flying Bach. By combining Bach’s classical masterpiece with modern electronic beats and clever choreography, the audience of each performance truly experiences a powerhouse production invoking visual amusement with delightful sound.

In addition, Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström joins the seven male break-dancers of The Flying Steps, fusing key elements of urban dance culture with precision ballet.

Red Bull Flying Bach has sold out theaters around the world, such as Sweden, Australia, Germany, Iceland, Chile, Russia, Japan and Austria. The show itself is a beautiful blend of the minds of Artistic Directors Vartan Bassil (choreography) and Christoph Hagel (piano, musical director). The Civic Opera house, playing host to this one-of-a-kind performance, is eager to have the show debut on its famed stage later this year.

“We’re really excited to host Flying Bach for their U.S. premiere this June,” said Rich Regan, Director of Facilities at the Civic Opera House.  “It’s a groundbreaking blend of traditional and contemporary entertainment that will be completely new to Chicago audiences.”

Tickets, ranging from $24 – $88, are now on sale by visiting  Ticketmaster  or by visiting the Civic Opera House box office. Red Bull Flying Bach will be performed over two weekends only:  Friday and Saturday evenings, June 20, 21, 27 & 28, at 7:30pm, and Sunday afternoons, June 22 & 29, at 2pm.

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