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The Bowie Project 3: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting
Ironwood Hall
Austin, TX
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The Bowie Project 3: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting returns to the stage in a tribute to David Bowie for the final performances in Austin, Thursday-Sunday, January 26-29 at Ironwood Hall, 505 E. 7th St.

Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 5:00pm

Following two critically acclaimed runs of The Bowie Project in 2014 & 2015, Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre is once again collaborating with Austins premiere David Bowie tribute band Super Creeps and New Yorks Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble for this one-of-a-kind production that takes the audience on a dance, theater and rock n roll journey through Bowies life and music.

Downtown Street Parking is FREE on Sunday.

The performance will spark the curiosity of Bowie, dance, theater and music fans alike through its innovative use of a unique improvisational sign language used to spontaneously guide, shape and remix material in real time. No two shows are the same in this exciting, unpredictable theatrical and musical experience.

The Bowie Project uses Soundpainting-a live composing sign language used to lead improvised performances among musicians, actors, dancers, visual and media artists-to shape and compose group improvisations in real time drawing from any combination of Bowie songs, choreography, scenes, monologues-which stand to be disrupted, reordered and reassembled in the moment.

David Bowies music, story and the progression of his ever-changing persona is the content from which we are exploring universal themes around our ever-evolving human search for identity, the struggles and triumphs we all experience, and the inspirations Bowie gave us through his music. said Artistic Director, Andrea Ariel.

Named #2 of the Top Nine Big Bang Dance Concerts of 2015 by the Chronicle, The Bowie Project has received four nominations and one award from the Austin Critics Table.

Joining Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre for the performances of The Bowie Project are fellow New York City Soundpainters and co-creators, Leese Walker (actor); Rolf Sturm (guitar); Nolan Kennedy (actor); along with Super Creeps: Adam Sultan (lead singer, guitar, actor), Garry Franklin (drums), Rey Artega (congas & percussion, vocals), Andy Nolte (guitar, keyboard, vocals), Claude McCan (keyboard, vocals) and Alán Uribe (electric bass); and Artistic Director and Soundpainter, Andrea Ariel performing with AADT dancers Steve Ochoa and Alyson Dolan.

Soundpainting was created by musician and composer Walter Thompson in New York City, and is now practiced widely across Europe in both professional and educational circles. Using over 1,200 gestures, Soundpainting allows the composer to sign artists the type of material to be performed. The very nature of Soundpainting harnesses two seemingly opposite concepts of specificity and chance and when combined with the electrifying tunes of David Bowie, the experience is nothing short of captivating.

Artistic Director, Andrea Ariel, has worked with Soundpainting creator Walter Thompson since the early developments in 1998, and is a Certified Soundpainter and Educator. As an Austin Creative Ambassador she attended the International Soundpainting Think Tank in Girona, Spain (2014) and recently in Milan, Italy (2016). AADT is only artistic company practicing and performing this art form in Austin and this region.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, The Creative Fund, business sponsors and individual contributors.
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Following the one-hour performance of The Bowie Project, Super Creeps will play a set of additional songs, to which audience members will be invited to dance.



Ironwood Hall (View)
505 E. 7th. Street
Austin, TX 78701
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 12
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre
On BPT Since: Nov 21, 2016
Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre

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