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Dance for 24 hours straight inside the Guggenheim Museum this Thursday

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

Attention exceptionally energetic art lovers: The Guggenheim is hosting a 24-hour dance marathon from Thursday, August 20 to Friday, August 21 to celebrate the premiere of artist Agathe Snow’s new work, “Stamina.” That’s right, you can get down to live music in the rotunda of the world-famous institution all night long.

If you think that you, personally, have the stamina to dance for hours surrounded by priceless works of art, you can find more information on the event here. The party will feature live performances by I.U.D, Donald Cumming, QTY and TV Baby. There will also be music selected by DJs Eric Duncan and Ben Ruhe, and a cash bar open until 4am. (It's probably a good idea to at least try ordering a Guggentini and seeing what happens.)

Tickets are $25, $18 for students and free for members, and will be available at the door starting at 6pm on August 20. There will also be “breakfast and a juice bar” from 4am to 8am. So basically the Black Party for Upper East Siders!

“Stamina,” a 24-hour film ten years in the making, combines live music, film and movement to “explore the social interactions, rebellion, and the redemptive power of human ingenuity and community. In 2005, looking to capture the shared moments of the post-September 11 downtown scene, Snow planned and filmed a dance party with her friends and fellow artists in a loft on dusty Ann Street in Lower Manhattan. A decade later, on the occasion of Storylines, the footage has been made into a 24-hour film, revealing never-before-seen material celebrating the resilience of underground culture.”

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