UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater
Contemporary Color2016. USA. 107 min.
Director: Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross Featuring: Simon Bennett, David Byrne, Nelly Furtado, Ira Glass, Adam Horovitz, St. Vincent.
This performance event, conceived by Talking Heads lead singer David Byrne, honors the artistry and athleticism of color guard. Ten of the country’s elite color guard teams—the flag-flipping, sequin-studded crème de la crème of the “sport of the arts”—sync steps with musical luminaries for a bacchanalia of beats, sabre spinning, and glitter cannons. Live musicians, including St. Vincent, How to Dress Well, and Nelly Furtado, accompany the teams’ performances with original compositions. This event celebrates the skill and creativity of color guard with elaborate costuming, incredible venues, and stirring music that let this underappreciated art form shine.
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