David Byrne’s American Utopia
Thrilling... playful and entrancing. ” Variety
Come join us for another musical one-of-a-kind experience at TPH, with two artistic geniuses of their generation, David Byrne & Spike Lee… AMERICAN UTOPIA.
Filmed in front of a live audience at Broadway’s Hudson Theatre, Byrne is joined by an ensemble of 11 musicians, singers, and dancers from around the globe, inviting audiences into a joyous dreamworld where human connection, self-evolution, and social justice are paramount.
Includes songs from Byrne’s 2018 solo album of the same name, in addition to popular Talking Heads favorites such as “Once in a Lifetime” and “Burning Down the House.” The musical numbers accompanied with brief monologues allows Byrne to address various sociopolitical topics from police brutality, immigration and climate change to the 2020 American election.
Director Spike Lee places the audience in the centre of the show in a way few films performances have done before. Seamlessly integrating his cameras with the performers, he literally invites the audience to step on stage and be at one with the performers resulting in a unique live experience.
This will be a chance to relive Byrne’s tour of the production which played Sydney’s ICC Centre, The Gold Coast Arts Centre, Adelaide’s AEC Theatre and Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena.
This screening form part of our “LIVE MUSIC ON FILM’ series, presented by TPH.
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