Mozart is now a bboy

Christoph Hagel and the DDC have staged a production with Mozart and break dancing for the first time ever. These young dancers stand up to the challenge of combining the music of the wunderkind with their art in a completely unique way – with head spins, windmills, acrobatics, break dancing and… minuet. Mozart can be heard live on the piano with Christoph Hagel interpreting, in orchestral versions and in modern hip-hop arrangements. Nothing is left out: booming techno beats, funky Mozart and Rockin’ Amadeus are all included. The famous coloratura aria of the Queen of the Night from “The Magic Flute” is heard live, sung by American Soprano, Darlene Ann Dobisch, to fireworks of breakdancing moves. And the DDC dancers prove that they are not only brilliant dancers, but also fantastic comedians.
 

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The Show

Supernatural forces catapult Wolfgang Amadé Mozart from the 18th to the 21st century. There he is faced with a clique of young men and women in strange clothes who perform new dance steps and jumps. Mozart realizes the future will be the same as in his operas: it’s about women. And so he decides to act as Cupid. Inspired by all the new experiences Mozart writes down his last composition – the final of the Jupiter symphony.

1. FAINT
(From the piano sonata in C major, KV 331)

2. THE CLIQUE
(Overture to “Marriage of Figaro”)

3. ONE TOO MANY
(Edit of the overture to “Marriage of Figaro” / edit of “Confutatis“ from the Requiem)

4. REMORSE
(Rondo for piano in A minor, KV 511)

5. CRACKS IN THE CLIQUE
(Edit of “A little Night Music”)

6. TOY BOY
(Aria of the Queen of the Night “Oh, zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn“ [“Oh, do not tremble, my dear son”] from the Magic Flute)

7. COUPLES THERAPY
(Edit of “Reich mir die Hand, mein Leben“ [“Take my hand my life”] from Don Giovanni)

8. DESIRE
(Aria of Elektra from the opera Idomeneo)

9. JUST LAUGH
(Variations for piano from “Ah, vous dirai-je, maman“, KV 265)

10. LET’S SWING
(Edit of the sonata facile in C major)

11. WHO’S ON TOP?
(Symphony in G minor, KV 186 first movement)

12. AFFAIR
(Edit of the symphony in G minor, KV 550)

13. REVENGE
(Aria of the Queen of the Night “Der Hölle Rache“ [“The vengeance of hell”] from the Magic Flute)

14. DRUG MOZART
(Edit of Rondo alla turca, KV 331)

15. SEPARATE WAYS
(Edit of “Papapa“ from the Magic Flute)

16. MOZART’S LOOK BACK
(Musical retrospect)

17. BREAKIN’ MOZART
(Symphony C major, KV 551 “Jupiter”, final)

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