Barcelona cultura

Taylor Mac

A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)

Teatre Lliure Montjuïc - Sala Fabià Puigserver10/07 - 11/07

Grec Festival

What if we told the history of America based on music and songs? The protagonist does it in a show that is not what you may expect. In addition to music and talent, you will find some sort of activism and a ritual that will lead you to a collective ecstasy.

This performance, full of crazy songs and costumes that originally lasts 24 hours and includes more than 246 songs (between original and pre-existing songs), goes through the history of the USA from its birth, in 1776, until today. It’s 240 years, yes. Are you willing to deconstruct, reimagine, reinvent and recreate them? Taylor Mac, the artist’s name who actually uses the word "judy" (lowercase) as a gender pronoun, has been doing so since 2011, when he began to work on the production, in a pub in New York. Soon it was seen (often in the abbreviated format that now arrives in Barcelona) all over the USA. And the musical story of Taylor Mac on how communities are built from the joint struggle against oppression, destruction and marginalization turned into a spectacular award-winning success. Not only is this a profound reflection about the USA but, also, about the current world as a whole. This show is a brave, extravagant and encouraging combination of music, activism and entertainment, wrapped in the costumes of the designer Machine Dazzle. The public has an active role in a show where you may be as protagonist as Taylor Mac himself. Taylor Mac’s ritual is an enthusiastic celebration of life and the difference, a mass ceremony able to transform an existence. In these shows there are always local guests, so you  surely you will see some familiar face on stage ...

A production of  Pomegranate Arts and Nature’s Darlings.

This show contains adult content and is intended for adult audiences.

Artistic card

Concept and vocals: Taylor Mac  Piano, musical direction and arrangements: Matt Ray  Performer and costumes designer: Machine Dazzle Musical performance: Bernice “Boom Boom” Brooks (drums), Viva DeConcini (guitar), Greg Glassman (trumpet), Gary Wang (bass) Special guest: Mariola Membrives Simultaneous interpretation: Quim Pujol Lighting Design: Joan Teixidó Photograph: Neil Grabowsky Audio Monitor Engineer: Jimin Brelsford Company Manager: Willa Folmar  Production: Pomegranate Arts Local production: Jenny Vila


Multimedia gallery


Discipline Music Hybrid scene

Dates and schedules Wednesday 10/7 - 20:30 H Thursday 11/7 - 20:30 H

Space Teatre Lliure Montjuïc

Duration120 min

LanguageEspectacle amb textos i cançons en anglès, traduïts parcialment

Price 25 €

Directed toFrom Melbourne to New York

Other criteria International

Related shows

Share this content