Classic meets modern with Red Bull Flying Bach event at Wortham Center

photo credit: Carlo Cruz

photo credit: Carlo Cruz

Houston dance lovers prepare to be wowed with the Red Bull Flying Bach event.

For the first time in Texas and only the third time in the United States, internationally distinguished dance crew, Flying Steps, will breakdance to an interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s, The Well-Tempered Clavier at the Wortham Center: Lillie and Roy Cullen Theater.

Additional performances have been added to extend their appearance dates from October 13-18, 2015. Performance times are on October 13, 14 and 15 are at 7:30 p.m. On October 17, the show will be at 8 p.m. with a matinée on October 18 at 1 p.m.

The show mixes Bach’s classical masterpiece with modern electronic beats. Swedish ballerina Anna Holmström will join the 7 male breakdancers fusing modern dance with urban dance.

Created from the minds of Artistic Directors Vartan Bassil and Christoph Hagel, the show is a clash of cultures where breakdance meets classical music. The Flying Steps, four time breakdance world champions, have designed a show to entertain people of all ages and demographics.

The Flying Steps, founded in 1993 in Berlin by Vartan Bassil and Kadir “Amigo” Memis, specialize in urban dance styles such as b-boying, popping and locking. The group has garnered  several world championships including the Battle Of The Year and Red Bull Beat Battle. In 2007, they opened the Flying Steps Academy in 2007.

Tickets, ranging from $35-$85, can be purchased at the Wortham Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster phone charge (1.800.745.3000), as well as online at

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