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Contemporary Color (2017)

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In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate the art of Color Guard: synchronized dance routines involving flags, rifles, and sabers. Recruiting performers that include the likes of Saint Vincent, Nelly Furtado, Ad-Rock, and Ira Glass to collaborate on original pieces with 10 color guard teams from across the US and Canada, Contemporary Color is a beautifully filmed snapshot of a one-of-a-kind live event.

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It's more than impressive gymnastics and good music. It's proof that different people from different worlds can collaborate and find common ground.

March 23, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Often dazzling, yet somehow distant.

March 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If you aren't bingeing color guard videos on YouTube afterward, you might not have a heart.

March 16, 2017 | Full Review…

"Contemporary Color" is a gift to audiences everywhere, a spectacular kinetic pinwheel of a movie that whisks us away from big issues to celebrate an exceptional creative collaboration ...

March 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Back home, these kids might be considered betas by small-town jocks and snooty froshes. Contemporary Color turns them into next-gen Bowies.

March 2, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's more visceral than intellectual, more about rhythm and texture than imparting facts. If you decide to go where it's taking you, you'll enjoy it.

March 1, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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