BLACK HOLE 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. It is the third multidisciplinary live art work in Shamel Pitt’s “BLACK Series” triptych.
BLACK HOLE is a live performance initially created for a Black Box Stage, and has been presented also as a site specific outdoor performance, MiniDoc, photography series, and 360 Video Art (work in progress).
BLACK HOLE’s creation had the afrofuturism movement as its biggest inspiration. The project marks the initial meeting between choreographer Shamel Pitts and the artists of TRIBE.
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Concept Direction & Choreographer: Shamel Pitts
Performers: Shamel Pitts, Tushrik Fredericks & Marcella Lewis
Video Lighting Designer: Lucca Del Carlo
Musician & Composer: Sivan Jacobovitz
Artistic Production Manager: Rus Snelling
Black Tarp Designer: Naomi Rapaport
Costume Designer: Mirelle Martins
Photographer & Cinematographer: Itai Zwecker
Photographers & Cinematographers: The Adeboye Brothers
Spoken Word Text: Shamel Pitts
Stage Managers: Chanel Pinnock & Kaz Russell
Creative Director: Mirelle Martins
Artistic Administrator: E Katrina Lewis
Managing Director: Brittany Wilson
Social Media: Pam Panozzo
Press Agent: Kamila Slawinski
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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. The presentation of BLACK HOLE at the Belgrade Dance Festival is supported in part by Mid Atlantic Arts through USArtists International, a program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
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.