THE Show Breakin` Mozart Classic Meets Breakdance

It all began with an idea from Christian Kabitz, general Manager of the Mozart Festival in Würzburg, to put together a break dancing show to the music of Mozart. He was the one who brought Christoph Hagel and the DDC together. After the first rehearsal, everyone already knew that it could actually work – and it did work, as we know today!

Together with conductor and stage director Christoph Hagel, the 2-time World Champions, DDC, from Schweinfurt, combine break dancing with the music of Mozart for the first time ever!

Christoph Hagel

Stage Director & Piano

www.Christoph-Hagel.de

Upcoming:

Imprint

Conductor and Stage Director Christoph Hagel studied under the auspices of Leonard Bernstein and Sergiu Celibidache, among others. He has become well known for his particular sense of utilizing unique places to perform classical music. In 1998 he directed the opera “Don Giovanni” with Katharina Thalbach in E-Werk in Berlin and in 2008 Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in the Berlin subway station “Bundestag,” which received worldwide recognition from the media. Hagel has created new Musicals with children and teenagers and has conducted classical and romantic Symphonies with large South American orchestras. As the artistic director of the cross-over project, “Flying Bach,” he won the Echo Award in 2010. This successful adaptation of break dancing to a classical artist fills concert halls around the world.

DDC

Breakdance and Productions

www.ddc-breakdance.de

The DDC is the European Champion and two-time World Champion of break dancing, and is considered one of the best break dancing groups in Germany. In 2013, the group was awarded the title “Europe’s Best Show”

The DDC dancers have been creating a sensation for many years with their own break dancing and hip-hop style. Their most current show “Break Dancing in Lederhosen” has already won over an audience of millions in the TV Programs from Florian Silbereisen.

ENSEMBLE

Stage Director:

Christoph Hagel

 

Choreographers:

Marcel Geißler – Director of Choreography

Alexander Pollner

Gregory Strischewsky

 

Dancers:

Marcel Geißler

Alexander Pollner

Gregory Strischewsky

Jannis Rupprecht

Raphael Götz

Michael Lamprecht

Krzysztof Malicki

Felice Aguilar

Elisabeth Jordan

 

Singer:

Darlene Ann Dobisch

 

Piano:

Christoph Hagel

Press Reviews

„Mozart is now a b-boy“

(Tip Magazin, Berlin)

 

„Mozart’s music always carries the subject of life as it is with it – striving for happiness, longing for love, grief over loss. And the pure fun of simply being. The DDC and Christoph Hagel have understood this and created a work of sustaining validity.“

(Mainpost, Schweinfurt)

 

„The power moves of the Clique fit fantastically with the overture of Cosi fan tutte.“

(Tip Magazin, Berlin)

 

„What is served up in The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, or Rondo alla turca, by the top rocking DDC Company, has tempo and class.“

(Tip Magazin, Berlin)

 

„Stage Director Christoph Hagel, who powers the show from the piano, came up with the idea. This man knows his stuff in the Amadeus Circus: He already staged The Magic Flute in the Subway in 2008. This break dancing variation works similarly for a mainstream audience.“

(Tip Magazin, Berlin)

 

„An astoundingly harmonic interweaving of cultures, sounds and movements is to be experienced.“

(Berliner Zeitung)

 

„Stage Direction is led by a classical mind with a sense for youth culture: Christoph Hagel. We are already used to his successes. Now here is another reason to laud him.“

(Berliner Zeitung)

 

„The stage shakes and rattles under the feet of the DDC.“

(Berliner Zeitung)

 

„Typical urban dance moves are integrated and executed with mesmerizing perfection and synchronization: head spins, flips, one handed hand-stands, and floor spins, just to name a few.“

(Berliner Zeitung)

 

„Breakin’ Mozart entertains with music, dance and acrobatics on a high level.“

(Berliner Zeitung)

 

„One of the strengths of Breakin’ Mozart is that the acrobatics are never done for the sake of themselves. It is the greatness of the music which will be remembered.“

(Main Post Würzburg)

 

„The climax to the Jupiter Symphony shows how deeply the break dancers have understood Mozart. Sound and movement meld into a joyful unity.“

(Main Post Würzburg)

 

„Wunderkinder in the Wintergarten.“

(Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten)