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A 24 decade history of popular music

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11 Oct 2017, 13 Oct 2017, 18 Oct 2017

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20 Oct 2017

From murder ballads to speakeasy jazz, Women’s Liberation anthems to Walt Whitman, this is a show 240 years in the making and 24 hours in the telling.

Taylor Mac’s mission is nothing short of extraordinary: to chart a complete social history of a nation through the music that scored its rebellions and revolutions, triumphs and tragedies.

Across four six-hour epics of staggering scale, Mac enlists the aid of over one hundred local and international performers - from acrobats and burlesque artists to choirs and marching bands - to join this fearless quest.

Hailed as a Ring Cycle for the 21st century, this once-in-a-lifetime experience has never been seen outside the US and is co-commissioned by and exclusive to Melbourne Festival. Part celebration and part exorcism, it’s a no-holds-barred extravaganza of music, history, performance and art that will take its place as one of the most spectacular stage events Melbourne has ever witnessed.

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Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Free - $699.00

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