Houston Cinema Arts Society’s 5th Annual Julydoscope – a free evening of dance, music and film at Discovery Green on Saturday, July 18 – will feature a screening of rapper Nasir “Nas” Jones’ acclaimed 2014 film “Shake the Dust” introduced by Bun B following performances by several Houston-based dance companies selected by Dance Source Houston.

Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with performances on the Anheuser-Busch Stage by high-energy multi-dance companies including Nritya Dance, City Dance and MET Dance. An outdoor screening of “Shake the Dust” will begin at 8:45 p.m. DJ Dizzle of BOOM92 FM, Houston’s Only Classic Hip-Hop Station, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Bun B, the Texas rap luminary who was formerly half of the rap duo UGK, will introduce the film and discuss his longtime friendship with Nas following the dance performances.

“Shake the Dust” – from executive producer Nas, who provides original music for the film, and journalist-turned-filmmaker Adam Sjöberg – chronicles the influence of breakdancing and hip-hop, exploring how they strike a resonant chord in slums, favelas and ghettos around the world and far beyond. Showcasing some of the most jaw-dropping breakdancing moves ever committed to film, the feature documentary shot in Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda and Yemen is an inspiring tribute to the uplifting power of music and movement.

Julydoscope coincides with Flea by Night, which takes place from 6-10 p.m. on July 18 in the southeast end of Discovery Green near The Grove restaurant. The monthly, one-of-a-kind flea market is also free to attend and features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles.

Julydoscope homepage: http://cinemartsociety.org/events/event/julydoscope-2015

“Shake the Dust” trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXaLLP6GJx4


Houston Cinema Arts Society is a non-profit organization created in 2008 with the support of former Houston Mayor Bill White and the leadership of Franci Neely. HCAS organizes and hosts the annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, a groundbreaking and innovative arts festival featuring films and new media by and about artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. The festival celebrates the vitality and diversity of the arts in Houston and enriches the city’s film and arts community. HCAS sponsors include Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Houston First Corporation, Levantine Films, Texas Monthly, Nabors Industries, Amegy Bank of Texas, as well as a grant from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance. The project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and The Brown Foundation, Inc. The 7th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival will be held Nov. 12-19, 2015. For more information, please visit hcaf15.org.


The mission of Dance Source is to nurture and support contemporary dance artists, the organizations that present them and to identify and build audiences for contemporary dance in the greater Houston area. On March 1, 2013, Dance Source Houston assumed management of Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex. Find out more at www.dancesourcehouston.org.


Discovery Green is a 12-acre park created by a public-private partnership between the City of Houston and the non-profit Discovery Green Conservancy. Since the park opened in April 2008, it has welcomed more than 5 million visitors and hosted more than 2,000 public and private events. The Discovery Green Conservancy works with hundreds of programming partners to present three dynamic programming seasons each year most of which are FREE and open to the public. As a non-profit organization, the Conservancy raises all the funds needed for the programming that Houstonians enjoy. Learn more at www.discoverygreen.com.

Nick Scurfield, [email protected]
On the Mark Communications