The trailer for David Byrne’s Contemporary Color documentary – to be released theatrically on March 3rd has been released today.
Two summers ago, 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 including the likes of St. Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, Zola Jesus, Ad-Rock, tUnE-yArDs, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with ten color guard teams from across Canada and the United States.
The result is Contemporary Color, a bold and irrepressible snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live performance.
Watch the trailer above.