Summer Fun 2014





Brazil Week: Black Orpheus

Winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar, Black Orpheus is a modern reworking of the ancient myth set during Rio's Carnival. Dr. Jason Borge of UT will introduce the film. Afterward, members of Acadêmicos da Ópera, the Austin Samba School, will give a performance. Also in attendance will be Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro, a longtime fixture on the Rio Carnaval scene and a musician/extra in the film.

7:20PM, Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane, 5701 W. Slaughter Ln.


Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre: The Bowie Project

This hybrid spectacle explores identity and change, with directors using a form of sign language to give musicians, dancers, and the audience improvisational commands, catalyzing responses to answer David Bowie's question of "Who can I be now?" New York's Strike Anywhere performance ensemble joins the Ariel company in this kinetic event, and live music by Bowie cover band Super Creeps enhances the whole shebang. Jan. 30-Feb. 2. Thu.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $12

Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress, 512/904-9928