Contemporary Color


Tuesday, July 26, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Legendary musician David Byrne of the Talking Heads wanted to bring color guards, which he refers to as “a sophisticated folk art form that flies under the official cultural radar,” onto a bigger stage. So in the summer of 2015, he staged a brilliant, collaborative showcase at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the passion and creativity of these young performers. The crème de la crème of the flag-flipping, saber-spinning, sequin-studded “sport of the arts” took their synchronized dance routines to the floor, choreographed to live performances of original music by Lucius, Nelly Furtado, Ira Glass, and Byrne himself. Dazzingly shot by “a talent-rich gang of cinematographers” (The Hollywood Reporter), Contemporary Color is a surprising, and even moving, encapsulation of a one-of-a-kind live event.

Q&A director of photography Jarred Alterman with JBFC Programmer Karen Sloe Goodman

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, 10570
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$8 - Members
$13 - Nonmembers

Presenter: Jacob Burns Film Center
Presenter Phone: 9147475555
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Sponsor Message

This series is sponsored by: The Lucille and Paul Maslin Foundation and Janet Maslin and Ben Cheever. WFUV is the exclusive media partner of Sounds of Summer.
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