Video by: Celine Croze

It’s Not A Company


TRIBE is a Brooklyn/NYC based arts collective dedicated to creating, developing and sharing original multidisciplinary art projects. With artistic direction by choreographer and artist Shamel Pitts, TRIBE holds the afro-futuristic movement as its biggest inspiration.

Understanding that performance art and live art are practices of human connection, TRIBE acts nationally and internationally by developing art exchanges and performances in collaboration with institutions and artists, with a focus on the African diaspora. 

TRIBE was created with the dream to soon become a synonym of artistic experiences that connects gifted individuals in our present era to re-imagine and cultivate an alternative new future. Our future is now!

Live Performances


BLACK BOX – Little Black Book of RED (2015)

Poetic Dance Performance by Shamel Pitts

Presented at: Tel Aviv (Premiere), Jerusalem, Berlin, Sao Paulo, New York City, London.




BLACK VELVET – Architectures And Archetypes (2016)

Award Winning Multidisciplinary Performance Art Work by Shamel Pitts with Mirelle Martins and Lucca Del Carlo

Presented at: Sao Paulo (Premiere), New York City, Berlin, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Atlanta, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Kaunas, Singapore, Stuttgart, Verbania, Chapel Hill, Baltimore.




BLACK HOLE – Trilogy And Triahtlon (2018)

Multidisciplinary Visual Performance by Shamel Pitts with Mirelle Martins, Tushrik Fredericks, Joy-Marie Thompson, Ricardo Januario and Lucca Del Carlo.

Presented at: Bulgaria (Premiere), Berlin, Florence, Jerusalem, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Atlanta.




LAKE OF RED (2020)

A poetic audiovisual performance part of the “RED series”, a new trilogy by Shamel Pitts.

The video art was produced during inaugural TRIBE art residency at Gallim Dance Co and filmed at Refuge Arts, Brooklyn, NYC (autumn 2019). The final short movie will be premiered in 2020 (TBA)



“For the past several years since leaving Batsheva Dance Company in 2016, I’ve been asked whether or not I would start a dance company. And I’ve always felt the answer to be no way! However, after the creation of my trilogy of works known as the “BLACK SERIES”, which engaged 11 artists from all over the globe, I realized that I had an immense passion towards creating space and giving platform for diverse artists to cultivate and share ideas through performance art. Each creation process became a revelation on my artistic directional path. It allowed me to focus my passion on what I already had, and that was a multidisciplinary performance arts TRIBE!”

– Shamel Pitts

"Shamel" Portrait by Synthia Saint James (A3 Fine Art Print)

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