When Bach meets Breakdance

Join us on Saturday, May 18th at the Theatre de Beaulieu for an incredible show performed by the Flying Steps and the opera conductor Christoph Hagel: Flying Bach or when Bach meets Breakdance. You will be amazed as this one-of-a-kind, innovative adaptation of Johannes Sebastian Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier” breaks down the barriers between high and urban culture and will show you that virtuosity has no limits.
Because a good news never comes alone, try your luck and win 2×2 exclusive tickets to attend the show (see below), brought to your by My Big Geneva’s partner Opus One. 

Founded in 1993 in Berlin, world champion b-boy crew Flying Steps have toured through more than 30 countries – from the USA to Japan – and have established in 2010 the Flying Steps academy, the biggest urban school in Germany. 

The inspiration for the Flying Bach show came to Flying Steps founder and artistic director Vartan Bassil after a visit to a classical concert. “I liked the idea of replacing a ballerina doing pirouettes on tiptoes with a breakdancer doing head spins,” he explains. At the time, many others thought this concept could never work. But that didn’t stop Vartan from pursuing his goal. “My dream was to create a feature length breakdance show to classical music”, he says. The idea to use Johann Sebastian Bach’s „Well-Tempered Clavier” came from opera conductor Christoph Hagel, who works together with Bassil as an artistic director. Together they aspired to create a show that was more than breakdancing to a classical soundtrack. They wanted the dancers to embody the music and use it to convey a story to the audience.

Note by note. Step by step. With piano, harpsichord and electronic beats. With head spins, power moves and freezes. And with a love story of its own.

Photography © Philipp Schuster

Saturday, May 18th @ 5pm OR 8pm
Théâtre de Beaulieu, Avenue des Bergières 10, 1000 Lausanne 22
Book online: from 48CHF

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