Have a look at this mini-documentary featuring tUne-yArDs’ own Merrill Garbus
Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs met her Contemporary Color team, Emanon, at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH.
The clip follows Garbus as she meets the group she’ll be working with, Emanon Winter Guard, for the first time. Throughout the video, she’s given a crash course in the world of color guard and follows the group as they compete in the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. She even gets a lesson from one of the team members on how to properly flip a rifle, which has some pretty hilarious results. Watch the mini-doc below.
Contemporary Color is ten of the country’s elite color guard teams—the flag-flipping, sequin-studded crème de la crème of the “sport of the arts”—syncing steps with musical luminaries for a bacchanalia of beats, sabre-spinning, and glitter cannons.
Live performances by David Byrne, Nelly Furtado, How to Dress Well, Devonté Hynes, Money Mark + Ad-Rock, Kelis, Lucius, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, St. Vincent, and tUnE-yArDs!
Contemporary Color will premiere this summer with performances on June 22nd and 23rd at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and June 27th and 28th at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. Tickets are still available. Revisit the show’s announcement trailer featuring Byrne below.