Who said classical music and break dance don’t go together? I didn’t think so either until I was invited to the Red Bull Flying Bach show. This past weekend I experienced an amazing clash of two cultures. Red Bull Flying Bach, is a one-of-a-kind, innovative adaptation of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier“.
For three days the German b-boy group The Flying Steps, with Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström, and creative cast wowed DC audiences at the historic Warner Theatre. They proved combining urban culture with classical influences is an incredible type of street art that left me wanting more.
The show was more than breakdancing to a classical soundtrack. The talented dancers embodied the music and used it to convey a story to the audience. The story follows six dancers and one teacher, rehearsing for their big day. Just like the highs and lows of the notes, the moods and steps of the dancers change constantly. The dance performances were upbeat and visually stimulating. I love music and dance is one of my first loves but I still had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I did. The explosive show is entertaining and suitable for all ages.
If you follow me on Instagram you caught a glimpse of the show on my instastories (I’m still trying to get the hang of it) A handful of my instafriends sent DMs saying how dope the show looked and they were right.
Don’t take my word for it peep the video clip below to see what you missed. Be sure to catch the Flying Bach show in Baltimore, Dallas, San Antonio, or Houston before the US tour ends later this month.