SOURCE: Red Bull Canada

Red Bull Canada

July 15, 2014 10:00 ET

Red Bull Combines Breakdance With Classical Music in Live Show Coming to Canada This Fall

Red Bull Flying Bach to Feature World-Champion Break Dancers, the Flying Steps, in Toronto and Montreal for Eight Select Performances in October

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 15, 2014) - After more than 100 sold out performances worldwide, the celebrated four-time breakdance world champions, the Flying Steps, will bring the Red Bull Flying Bach world tour to Canada for a series of eight shows this fall. A live performance unlike any other in theatre production today, Red Bull Flying Bach fuses the unlikely combination of contemporary dance and breakdance with live classical music.

Toronto and Montreal will serve as the exclusive Canadian stops of Red Bull Flying Bach's world tour in Canada this year, following sold out tours in countries including Austria, Australia, Chile, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden and, most recently, the United States this past June.

"Canada is definitely new territory for us to bring such a huge production," says Michael Rosemann ('Mikel') of the Flying Steps, "we've heard the b-boy community is thriving and that show audiences come out with a lot of energy. We feed off of that energy when we perform, so we can't wait to get there."

The show spans roughly 65 minutes in length, and features group synchronized breakdance to the backdrop of the live performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier. The Canadian portion of the world tour will feature four consecutive shows in Toronto at the legendary Massey Hall on October 16-19, followed by four consecutive shows in Montreal at Théâtre Maisonneuve on October 23-26.

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Red Bull Flying Bach features the seven break dancers of the Flying Steps along with contemporary Swedish dancer Anna Holmström, performing a series of vignettes with a stunning array of breaking, popping and locking, flares, head and hand spins, footwork and acrobatics.

Opera director and pianist extraordinaire Christoph Hagel serves as Music Director, performing Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier live on solo piano and harpsichord. In between Bach's rolling preludes and fugues, electronic beats created by Ketan and Vivian Bhatti turn traditional melodies into modern anthems.


Founded by Vartan Bassil and Kadir "Amigo" Memis in 1993 in Berlin, The Flying Steps have shone tremendous light on the world of breakdance and are decorated with various world championship titles, including Battle of the Year and Red Bull Beat Battle.

In 2007, the Flying Steps opened their own dance school in Berlin, called The Flying Steps Academy. With a mission to guide the next generation of urban dance and offer young prospects an opportunity to participate in social projects, the Academy is the Flying Steps' approach to inspiring the next generation of dance.


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