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Celebrate Brooklyn: Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Abridged
Aug 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm| Free
“Fabulousness can come in many forms, and TAYLOR MAC seems intent on assuming each and every one of them.” (NY Times) The inimitable Mac, “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time,” (TimeOut NY) has for the last 18 years created internationally award-winning performance events that at once provoke and embrace his diverse audience—shows in which he “doesn’t just defy categorization; he makes the categories themselves seem irrelevant.” (Time Out NY). Mac’s 24-Decade History of Popular Music is his most ambitious project to date, a subjective history of the 240 years since America’s founding told through the music of the times. For his very special Celebrate Brooklyn! debut, he’ll present a supercharged slice of this project: a politically-knowing, enormous of spirit, and outrageously entertaining romp through 100 years of culture as seen through songs that range from Tin Pan Alley to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll to disco and beyond.
BRIC presents the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, comprised of 29 performances, June 3 – August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s eclecticism and diversity, features a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell.