“The Bowie Project 2: A Rock & Roll Sounpainting” is the second phase of a multi-year collaboration between the Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre (AADT), Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, Austin-based 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 to delve into universal themes around identity. The show begins in 1977 and looks back over the years to 1969 plumbing the depths of Bowie's 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, AADT's Artistic Director, Andrea Ariel Soundpaints both the band and her fellow ensemble members, actors Nolan Kennedy and Leese Walker; and dancers Alyson Dolan and Steve Ochoa. Each performance is improvised and different every night. In this scene, we are exploring misunderstanding and indecision, and through the cloud of Bowie’s chemical influence-escape, addiction and extremes. 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 improvised as well. This excerpt was edited by Colin Lowry.