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WHEN BACH GOES FLYING IN KREUZBERG

Flying Steps in the courtyard of the their former house in Tempelhofer Ufer in Kreuzberg

Flying Steps in the courtyard of the their former house in Tempelhofer Ufer in Kreuzberg

Kreuzberg gave the world the first working programmable computer (Z1 by Konrad Zuse, click the link to read more), first German telegraphs by Siemens & Halske (and Siemens & Halske as a company as well), Bechstein grand pianos, Berliner Schlüßel and not so long ago it gave it one of the best break-dance groups worldwide: Flying Steps.

In 2007 the group, established in 1993 and a winner of numerous titles and awards, started educating new generations in their own Flying Steps Academy which until the end of last month had its seat in a typical old Kreuzberg Hinterhof in Tempelhofer Ufer 10. In the same house as Hebbel am Ufer or Hau 3 – theater and performance centre and one of the three HAU theatres in the neighbourhood.

As of March 1, 2013 Flying Steps Academy has its headquarters in Lobeckstrasse corner Ritterstrasse (old Butzke-Werke house). All those interested in learning how to b-boy, pop or lock are most welcome.

And if anyone should have any doubts as to the artistic value of break-dance, here is a wonderful proof that even Bach could have liked the spin. Enjoy!

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