Shamel Pitts | TRIBE

BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon

New York Live Arts Theater
JAN 15, 2PM
JAN 16, 7:30PM
Tickets start at $25

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Shamel Pitts’ BLACK HOLE: Trilogy And Triathlon is a kaleidoscopic performance art experience using movement, original sound, light projection, and visual art. BLACK HOLE researches and shares an odyssey where three Black performers create a trinity of vigor, Afrofuturism, and embrace. The project marks the third performance installment of choreographer Shamel Pitts’ and TRIBE artist’s triptych known as the “BLACK series.”

Artistic Team:
Choreographer & Performer: Shamel Pitts
Performers: Tushrik Fredericks & Marcella Lewis
Video Lighting Designer: Lucca del Carlo
Musician & Composer: Sivan Jacobovitz
Spoken Word Text: Shamel Pitts
Artistic Production Manager: Rus Snelling
Costume Designer: Naomi Maaravi & Mirelle Martins
Photographer & Cinematographer: Itai Zwecker
Creative Director: Mirelle Martins
Artistic Administrator: Ashley Pierre-Louis
Bookings: Sophie Myrtil-McCourty;

BLACK HOLE was developed with the kind support of Trust for Mutual Understanding (TMU), American Dance Abroad, gloATL, PearlArts Studios, CrossAward (Italy), Dock 11 / Eden (Germany), Derida Dance Center (Bulgaria), Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Artis, New York Live Arts, and 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center.
Additional TRIBE commissioning, development and core operating support is provided by the Mellon Foundation; Arison Arts Foundation; the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; The Howard Gilman Foundation; Dance/NYC’s Dance Advancement Fund, made possible by the Howard Gilman Foundation and Ford Foundation; 92Y Harkness Dance Center; National Performance Network (NPN) Creation, Development & Artist Engagement Fund Project. The Creation, Development & Artist Engagement Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency); New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Professionals conference (APAP), the 2022 edition of Live Artery features work of New York Live Arts’ residency artists and curated guests. Live Artery will present in-person performances and excerpts or works-in-progress showings in the studio and theater at New York Live Arts.

Live Artery has evolved to become a space for artists to network and share their work with presenters from around the world which has led to commissions, tours and the building of long-term relationships.