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Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music - 1900-1950s


Taylor Mac makes his New York Live Arts debut with the celebrated "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music," presented in association with the Under the Radar Festival. Featuring the years 1900 – 1950 at Live Arts (the 1950s commissioned specially for the Live Arts stage), Mac will emerge as a bedazzled creature, accompanied by a 10-piece orchestra, dancing beauties and special guests, to present a performative ritual using popular music from the first half of the 20th Century. Eventually, this work will comprise of a 24-hour spectacle dissecting the last 240 years of popular music in America. In conjunction with the performances, Mac’s collaborator and designer Machine Dazzle will transform the Live Arts lobby, giving further context to the work with commissioned décor.