Red Bull Flying Bach

Photo by Brett Wilhelm Red Bull Content Pool

Location Info:

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX  77002
B is for Bach…and breakdancing? Not so surprising, says Uwe Donaubauer, a.k.a. B-Boy Real, one of the dancers with the German troupe Flying Steps. Houston marks the last stop of the United States tour for Red Bull Flying Bach, which reinvents Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier by adding a backstory with romance, urban beats and power moves. Donaubauer says the preludes and fugues, composed in the 1700s and often paired with ballet, translate well to hip-hop. “You will feel like the music really fits our crew because we are the voices of Bach. The idea of what Bach was making with the music, it fits the character of each dancer.” He also says United States audiences are unique. “If we’re doing a solo or quartet, most of the time people go crazy. The Americans will go, ‘Ooh, that’s fresh. Go, girl; come on, go get him.’ The dancing is more alive; they are there in the moment,” says Donaubauer. “The Europeans, they wait until the end of the number.”

8 p.m. January 20 and 21, 2 p.m. January 22. The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit $29.50 to $79.50.

Promotional Event Description

Red Bull Flying Bach 1/20-1/22

In a clash of cultures Red Bull Flying Bach turns the international classical music world upside down! World champion b-boy crew Flying Steps visualizes and revives Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier in a creative performance that combines classical music and urban culture. Note by note. Step by step. With piano, harpsichord and electronic beats. BUY TICKETS NOW

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