TRIBE by Shamel Pitts US
BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon
Choreography: Shamel Pitts
BLACK HOLE is a kaleidoscopic performance art experience using movement, light and visual art. Although the title derives from the cosmic phenomenon of a Black Hole, it is not a work on explaining the science of it. More so, it proposes to make use of the idea of the transformational environment of a Black Hole in order to create an atmosphere of mystery towards what it encompasses; what it can absorb. BLACK HOLE engages an audience in a way that it condenses the experience into a deeply colorful hypnotic journey without exit. The work researches and shares a performance art odyssey, in which three gifted black artists (all of African descent) unite to create a trinity of vigor, afro-futurism and embrace. BLACK HOLE is Shamel Pitts’s third creation of the Black Series.
PERFORMERS Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins, Tushrik Fredericks | LIGHTING DESIGNER/VIDEO MAPPING ARTIST Lucca Del Carlo | ORIGINAL SPOKEN WORD TEXT Shamel Pitts | COMPOSER Sivan Jacobovitz | SOUND COLLAGE ARTIST Zen Jefferson | COSTUME DESIGNERS Naomi Maaravi, Mirelle Martins | PRODUCTION MANAGER Derek Van Heel | MANAGING DIRECTOR Elizabeth Schmuhl
Funders and Supporters:
BLACK HOLE was developed with the kind support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding,
American Dance Abroad, gloATL, PearlArts Studios, CrossAward (IT), Dock 11 / Eden Berlin, and Derida Dance Center.