After 2013’s sell-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne, Red Bull Flying Bach is returning to Australia, to compete in its first national tour. Returning to NSW and VIC and debuting in WA, QLD and SA, Red Bull Flying Bach will bring its powerhouse production back to Australia in September and October this year.
Shattering the boundaries between classical and urban art forms, Red Bull Flying Bach fuses the elegant masterpieces of visionary 18th century composer, Johann Sabastian Bach, with the unrestricted and explosive dance style of four time world champion breakdance crew, Flying Steps.
As piano, harpsichord and electronic beats are compounded with head spins, power moves, freezes and ballet steps, a storyline that revives and visualises Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier is created, providing art in motion that delivers an unforgettable experience for the audience.
Vartan Bassil, choreographer and mastermind behind Red Bull Flying Bach, comments: “our first visit to Australia in 2013 was a hige success and we’re really excited that this time, we can take the production to followers of the urban and classical worlds across multiple states and cities.
“Red Bull Flying Bach really offers something unique – it introduces classical music to the street scene, but also allows high art fans to experience the best in urban dance.”
Christoph Hagel, Artistic Director, Red Bull Flying Bach, adds: “The sharpness, freshness and coolness of Bach’s prelude and fugues work faultlessly with the dance style of the Flying Steps. When this type of breakdance comes together with the sound of piano and harpsichord, the incredible masterpieces of Bach are brought to life and made relevant for modern audience.”
Red Bull Flying Bach 2014 Australian tour dates are as follows:
– State Theatre, Sydney: 4 shows, 9-12 September
– Crown Theatre, Perth: 4 shows, 17-20 September
– QPAC, Brisbane: 3 shows, 24-26 September
– Arts Centre, Melbourne: 4 shows, 1-4 October
– Festival Theatre, Adelaide: 3 shows, 7-9 October