Bark of Millions

A Parade Trance Extravaganza for the Living Library of the Deviant Theme

Berliner Festspiele: 9, 11 & 12 October 2024

Concert Performance

Bark of Millions

A Parade Trance Extravaganza for the Living Library of the Deviant Theme

Berliner Festspiele: 9, 11 & 12 October 2024

For the opening of the Berliner Festspiele’s Performing Arts Season 2024/25, Taylor Mac and Matt Ray will return to Berlin with the European premiere of “Bark of Millions” on 9 October 2024. Their new show, co-commissioned by Berliner Festspiele, is a rock opera and ritually-meditative gathering in equal parts. In opulent fantasy costumes by Machine Dazzle, an ensemble of 22 artists sing, play and dance a total of 55 songs – one for each year that has passed since the New York Stonewall Riots, a central milestone in the LGBTQIA+-community’s struggle for equal rights. A celebration of memory and community, “a rock opera meditation on queerness”.

This four-hour celebration of queer art and history is also about keeping the essence of this struggle alive. Taylor Mac found inspiration for the lyrics in the spirit of important antecedents and contemporaries of queer history. Matt Ray composed the songs and is the show’s musical director; the choreography was created by Faye Driscoll. The works of Taylor Mac (pronoun: judy) are distinguished by their collage structure and their community-building momentum.

Please note: The performance may contain strong language, sexual references and adult themes.

Bark of Millions
A Parade Trance Extravaganza for the Living Library of the Deviant Theme
Taylor Mac & Matt Ray

European premiere: 9 October 2024, 19:00-23:00r
More performances: 11 & 12 October 2024, 19:00-23:00
Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin

Tickets from 28 August

www.berlinerfestspiele.de/performing-arts-season/programm

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    Bark of Millions
    Sydney Opera House
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    Bark of Millions
    Sydney Opera House
    © Daniel Boud
  • Performing Arts Season 2024/25 / Berliner Festspiele
    Bark of Millions
    Sydney Opera House
    © Daniel Boud
  • Performing Arts Season 2024/25 / Berliner Festspiele
    Bark of Millions
    Sydney Opera House
    © Daniel Boud
  • Performing Arts Season 2024/25 / Berliner Festspiele
    Bark of Millions
    Sydney Opera House
    © Daniel Boud
  • Performing Arts Season 2024/25 / Berliner Festspiele
    Bark of Millions
    Sydney Opera House
    © Daniel Boud
  • Performing Arts Season 2024/25 / Berliner Festspiele
    Bark of Millions
    Sydney Opera House
    © Daniel Boud

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