Taylor Mac: A 20th Century History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Taylor Mac_photo by Tim HailandBedazzled shaman Taylor Mac purges the past by performing a sacrificial ritual of songs from the 20th Century.

Internationally acclaimed singer/theatre artist Taylor Mac, who Time Out Australia calls “a genuine leader of our times”, brings radical fairy sacrament realness to this concert of popular music classics.

Expect at least one song from each decade of the 20th Century to act as a springboard for frivolity, oblation and rapture. This 20th Century Concert is the abridged version of Taylor Mac’s community building odyssey A 24 Hour History of Popular Music.

Held at New York’s famous Joe’s Pub, all decades will be stitched together culminating in a 24-hour long extravaganza (in 2014) which will feature Taylor Mac, a 24-piece orchestra, dancing beauties, special guests and audience members.

We welcome you to participate in this event. You won’t be forced, but often invited. Sing, play parts, dance, eat, meditate, exercise, sleep, flirt, spend an hour completely blind, another at war, another immigrating to a Jewish Tenement, and on and on, all while listening to how mythology meets melody.

The risky theatricality of Taylor Mac’s performances have made him a world-wide sensation. Taylor says that his job “is to bring people together, give them a shared experience and remind them of what it means to be human.” He does it powerfully, hilariously and beautifully.

Taylor Mac: A 20th Century History of Popular Music (Abridged)
Lismore City Hall – 1 Bounty St, Lismore NSW
Wednesday 14 August 2013
Bookings: 1300 066 772 or online at: www.norpa.org.au

Brisbane Powerhouse – 119 Lamington Street, New Farm (Brisbane)
Thursday 15 August 2013
Bookings: (07) 3358 8600 or online at: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org

Melbourne Recital Centre – Southbank Boulevard, Southbank (Melbourne)
Friday 16 & Saturday 17 August 2013
Bookings: (03) 9699 3333 or online at: www.melbournerecital.com.au

For more information, visit: www.taylormac.net for details.

Image: photo by Tim Hailand