Video Preview by Strike Anywhere: THE BOWIE PROJECT 2, Soundpainting by Andrea Ariel Dance, Super Creeps, January 26 - 29, 2017

The Bowie Project 2” is the second phase of a multi-year collaboration between the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, Austin-based Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre (A.A.D.T.) and the Bowie tribute band The Super Creeps. The performance is a soundpainted mash-up of David Bowie’s music, interview quotes and original choreography inspired by the mercurial artist. The piece explores the man behind the mask. The show begins in 1977 and looks back over the years to 1969 plumbing the depths of his identity as he radically remakes his persona. We do not attempt to impersonate David Bowie. All the performers represent a facet of the performer. Rotating Soundpainters allow Bowie to reflect on his past in order to reshape his present. In this excerpt, Strike Anywhere’s Artistic Director, Leese Walker soundpaints the ensemble. 

Each performance is improvised and different every night. Performers respond to the soundpainter’s gestures sculpting their improvisations as signed. Specific pieces of set music or choreography are called up by the Soundpainter and manipulated. The soundpainter can then disrupt, remix, or riff on the material. The lighting changes are also improvised.

This video is from the performance of January, 2015.

The Bowie Project: A Rock and Roll Soundpainting
by Ariel Dance Company
Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre

January 26 - January 29, 2017
Ironwood Hall
505 E. 7th St
Austin, TX, 78702

The Bowie Project: 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.  

Four performances only - Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 26-28 at 8:00pm and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5:00 pm.

Tickets are $15-$35 plus service fees ($10 plus fees for standing room)and are now available via


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