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

Jan. 26 - Jan. 29, 2017

Following two critically acclaimed runs of The Bowie Project in 2014 & 2015, Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre is once again collaborating with Austin’s premiere David Bowie tribute band “Super Creeps” and New York’s “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 Bowie’s life and music. 

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! 

Each performance will be followed by a music set of additional songs by Super Creeps, to which audience members are invited to dance and revel in the joy that Bowie’s music gave to us all.

The Bowie Project was named #2 of the Top Nine Big Bang Dance Concerts of 2015 by the Austin Chronicle.

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.

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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