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DCist: If we had a dollar for every event combining Bach, breakdancing, and the Lincoln Memorial, we’d have $1

October 1, 2018

DCist: If we had a dollar for every event combining Bach, breakdancing, and the Lincoln Memorial, we’d have $1

Johann Sebastian Bach, the one who I always need to remind myself is not Beethoven, is the inspiration for a free breakdancing performance this Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial, of all places.

Organized by the German Federal Foreign Office as part of its Year of German-American Friendship, the performance combines a very German thing (baroque classical music) and a thing Americans do sometimes, I suppose (…breakdance?).

Granted, The Flying Steps knows what they’re doing: The 25-year-old dance troupe has been performing its “Flying Bach” show since 2010 in tours around the world and in televised appearances. The choreographers were inspired by Bach’s keyboard composition “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” which feels a little more “pining over a suitor from afar with a cup of afternoon tea in the parlor” than “spinning upside down on your head.”

https://dcist.com/story/18/10/01/bach-breakdancing-lincoln-memorial-flying-steps/

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