BLACK HOLE – Trilogy And Triathlon (2018)


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”.

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.

Artistic Team

Choreographer & Performer: Shamel Pitts

Performers: Tushrik Fredericks & Marcella Lewis

Video Mapping & Lighting Designer: Lucca del Carlo

Musician & Composer: Sivan Jacobovitz

Spoken Word Text: Shamel Pitts

Costume Designer: Naomi Maaravi & Mirelle Martins

Artistic Production Manager: Rus Snelling

Photographer & Cinematographer: Itai Zwecker

Creative Director: Mirelle Martins

Artistic Administrator: Ashley Pierre-Louis

Bookings: Sophie Myrtil-McCourty

Diaspora simply means to disseminate. And ‘Black Hole’ by Shamel Pitts is nothing more than the story of this cosmic or rather cosmogonic dissemination process. The third chapter of an “afrofuturist” trilogy , the performance of the New York choreographer oscillates between the epic narrative and the tradition of the ancestral tale.

David Della Scala – Quasiradio/Italy