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Open City: 'Contemporary Color' at the ICA

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Time 20:35
Date 08/09/17
Price £11
  • Produced by Open City
  • Price £11, concessions £8
  • Get ready for a mesmerising look at a strange pastime
  • Bring along colourful americans
  • Surf to Open City
  • See you at ICA

A one-of-a-kind concert movie through which this peculiar American art form is documented by Bill & Turner Ross.

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

The Ross Brothers do not simply document this night of collective performances, but conduct an immersive and visually captivating experience that captures the energy, rhythm, and artistry of the night itself.