Contemporary Color Opens Today

March 1, 2017
n the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s
Barclays
Center to celebrate the creativity of color guard: synchronized dance routines
involving flags,
rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as “the sport of the arts.” Byrne
recruited performers
Lucius, Nico Muhly & Ira Glass, Nelly Furtado, St. Vince
nt,
Devonté Hynes, How To Dress Well,
Zola Jesus, Money Mark + Ad
Rock, and tUnEyArDs
to join him in creating original
compositions to accompany ten color guard
teams’ performances. The result is
CONTEMPORARY COLOR, a bold and
irrepressible snapshot of a o
ne
of
a
kind live

In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the creativity of color guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers, colloquially known as “the sport of the arts.” Byrne recruited performers Lucius, Nico Muhly & Ira Glass, Nelly Furtado, St. Vincent, Devonté Hynes, How To Dress Well, Zola Jesus, Money Mark + Ad-Rock, and tUnE-yArDs to join him in creating original compositions to accompany ten color guard teams’ performances. The result is CONTEMPORARY COLOR, a bold and irrepressible snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live experience.

CONTEMPORARY COLOR opens today in New York at the IFC Center. It will also be released in the following cities: 

March 17 – Boston, MA – Brattle

March 17 – Phoenix, AZ – FilmBar

March 24 – San Francisco, CA – Roxie

March 24 – Minneapolis, MN – St. Anthony Main

March 24 – Lowell, MA – Luna Theatre

March 28 – Howell, MI – Howell Theater

March 30 – Seattle, WA – Northwest Film Forum

March 31 – San Diego, CA – Media Arts Center

March 31 – Santa Fe, NM – CCA

April 21 – Columbus, OH – Gateway Film Center