Contemporary Color was a one of a kind show.
Ten color guard teams (an arena floor full of rifle and flag tossing acrobatics)— matched with ten amazing musicians, orchestrated by David Byrne. Each artist—Nelly Furtado, How To Dress Well, Devonté Hynes, Zola Jesus, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, St. Vincent, tUnE-yArDs, Lucius, Ad-Rock + Money Mark, and Byrne himself—collaborated with an individual color guard team to create a live original soundtrack, paired to dazzling lockstep routines that fill the arena with movement and color; rifles and flags soaring in the air.
Conceived by David Byrne, the shows took place at Air Canada in Toronto and the Barclay Center in Brooklyn; and were the subject of a documentary film by the Ross Brothers.
Abigail was thrilled to be the lighting designer on this unusual project, and to get the opportunity to work with David Byrne on his extraordinary vision.
Commissioned by BAM and Laminate Festival Toronto
With support from WGI Sport of the Arts