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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

About Last Weekend: Contemporary Color

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"Ladies and gentlemen, America has changed!" noted David Byrne before beginning his thrilling "I Was Changed"—a collaboration with Longueuil, Quebec's Les Éclipses Winterguard—last weekend at Contemporary Color (BAM's first co-presenation with the Barclays Center!)Bathing the arena in vibrant hues, Byrne's set provided an unexpected moment of celebration for SCOTUS's monumental Friday ruling...but it was by no means the program's only instance of jubilee. Audiences took to social media in droves to memorialize this once-in-a-lifetime performance spectacular, and we partnered with PHHHOTO to provide audiences dynamic portrait opportunities with an onsite PHHHOTO booth. After the jump, enjoy some of our favorite posts from the weekend and relive Contemporary Color's creative magic in posterity...

Bolstered by Kitchener, Ontario's own Ventures Winterguard, Nelly Furtado debuted a new track ("World Premiere") early in the program...


...while audience members experimented with their own flag-spinning techniques for our PHHHOTO booth:



Greta Lee (aka High Maintenance's own Homeless Heidi) congratulated David Byrne on his unique penchant for juxtaposition with this shot of How To Dress Well & Mechanicsburg HS in action...



...while Sundance Productions' Laura Michalchyshyn was inspired by St. Vincent's collaboration with Field of View, "Lunatic":


Emanon clowned around backstage before taking the floor alongside tUnE-yArDs...




...while Shenendehowa High School dazzled audiences in their Hitchcockian program with Lucius, "Master of Suspense":


Check out more highlights below, including an Ad-Rock/Money Mark on-stage reunion (with choreography by Somerville High School), collaborative work from Nico Muhly, Ira Glass, & Alter Ego, and a very special hello from two of our favorite Andrews:

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Craving even more color? Track the entire conversation on TwitterInstagram, and PHHHOTO with #ContemporaryColor, then find your PHHHOTO booth snapshot here.

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