Solace of RED – Vol. II

A performance art residency incubator initiated by TRIBE’s Artistic Director Shamel Pitts, Solace of RED intertwines different art languages to create one live performance experience.

For 2 weeks, 5 multidisciplinary artists a part of the Brooklyn-based arts collective TRIBE will be in development of 5 individual works, each exploring within the languages of dance, poetry, spoken word, transmedia & visual art, music, and movement in an art residency at JACK in Brooklyn, NY, culminating in two work-in-progress sharings.

Solace of RED – Vol. II will share with audiences at JACK, the development from this unique collaborative residency between artists: Shamel Pitts (Choreographer), Tushrik Fredericks (Choreographer & Performer), Ashley Pierre-Louis (Choreographer & Performer), Marcella Lewis (Choreographer), and Lucca Del Carlo (Transmedia Artist).

Solace of RED is a project of cultivating space to create a platform for TRIBE artist’s singular works. This residency provides space for each artist’s voice to be expressed while finding solace in sharing the weight of the creative practice alongside one another. TRIBE aims to extend this work with a multitude of different artists ranging various mediums and locations. From this, the work will re-birth itself throughout TRIBE’s lifetime, as new artists cycle through the kaleidoscopic creative process, led by Pitts, to find solitude, creativity, and solidarity.


Shamel Pitts: Founding Artistic Director, Artistic & Choreographic Curation


Shamel Pitts
: Choreographer
Ke’Ron Wilson: Performer


Tushrik Fredericks: Choreographer & Performer
TT: Soundscape artist


Ashley Pierre-Louis: Choreographer & Performer


Marcella Lewis: Choreographer
Marirosa Crawford,  Imani Gaudin-County, Kashia Kancey, Chelen Middlebrook: Performers


Video Art Installation
Lucca Del Carlo: Transmedia Artist

[ Friday ]  September 30, 2022 

Invited Sharing – 8 p.m.


Video Art Installation by Lucca Del Carlo


Choreography and Performance by Ashley Pierre-Louis

Spectacle of Ritual

Choreography by Marcella Lewis

Performance by Marirosa Crawford, Imani Gaudin-County, Kashia Kancey, Chelen Middlebrook

[ Saturday ]  October 1, 2022 

7:30 p.m. – [ SOLD OUT ]


Video Art Installation by Lucca Del Carlo



Choreography by Shamel Pitts
Performance by Ke’Ron Wilson


(territory) of the heart

Choreography and Performance by Tushrik Fredericks
Soundscape Artist TT

*strobe lighting will be used during this sharing*



marcella Lewis

Recipient of the 2018 Princess Grace Award in Dance, hails from Los Angeles, CA, where she began her dance training at the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. She then continued her studies at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts(LACHSA). She later received her BFA from the Purchase Conservatory of Dance in 2016, where she was awarded the Adopt-A-Dancer Scholarship. She joined Abraham.In.Motion in fall 2016, as a dancer, soloist, and company liaison. Marcella was featured with Abraham.In.Motion in Dance Magazine in August 2017 and was mentioned in the New York Times for the Abraham.In.Motion Joyce season in May 2018. Marcella is currently a performer with TRIBE multidisciplinary visual performances and is a freelance artist exploring choreography in Los Angeles and New York.

  faith and the desire for absolution drive the mystery of ritual

we bridge ourselves to feel the sacred, the Divine

  Performance by Chelen Middlebrook, Marirosa Crawford, Imani Gaudin-County, Kashia Kancey


Lucca Del Carlo

A graphic designer and video artist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is a founding member of the Brooklyn/New York based multidisciplinary arts collective known as TRIBE. He has created the lighting and video mapping projections for numerous performance works and has toured and performed live with the collective in many countries all over the world. He specializes in transmedia, mixing cinema techniques, concepts of architecture, visual arts, light design, and technology, and integrating those into the direction and creation of scenography, immersive environments and visual live shows. In his view, all ways of visual communication have interlacing points, not only using technology but also using human cognition and its related censorial illusions. Del Carlo’s specialty is mixing it in new ways to inspire and break common patterns in visual expression.

  An Interactive Video Art Installation by Lucca Del Carlo that celebrates our life’s dramas and emotional memories around this perpetually ephemeral thing called hair.


Ke'Ron Wilson

(she/they) is a movement artist, choreographer, and poet currently based out of Brooklyn, NY. A Sam Houston State University Alum, she has presented and performed work across the greater Houston Area. They were awarded Dance Source Houston’s Spark Dance Grant in 2021, and have most recently presented work as an emerging choreographer with Mare Nostrum’s Emerging Choreographer’s Series in NYC. Aside from artistic pursuits, she is also engaged in trans activism as the new director of Transitions: Portals to {BIPOC} Trans Wellness, a mutual aid initiative that seeks to benefit the immediate needs of Black Trans folx and femmes in New York City.

Their art, being heavily influenced by their activism, pulls from a wide range of disciplines and seeks to cultivate a shared sensitivity towards the human condition. Ultimately, aspiring to expand our collective perception of gender, sexuality, race and Spirit as they relate to movement, wellness, and the arts.

  Choreographer: Shamel Pitts


Ashley Pierre-Louis

Ashley grew up on the lands of the Tequesta, Miccosukee and Seminole tribes. With education from New World School of the Arts and later from Florida State University, Pierre-Louis began to discover her passion for movement, the human form, and arts administration. Ashley is currently the artistic administrator, dramaturge and performer with Shamel Pitts’ multidisciplinary performance collective, TRIBE. Ashley is the associate choreographer for the play Help (2022) by acclaimed poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, directed by Taibi Magar, and commissioned at The Shed in New York. Ashley is also in process with Indigenous choreographer Emily Johnson in her newest multi-scalar creation, Being Future Being. She has premiered the play Thoughts of A Colored Man by playwright Keenan Scott II and director Steve Broadnax III at Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage. She has performed for the premiere of Donna Uchizono’s work March Under an Empty reign at The Joyce: NY Quadrille Festival, has been one of GALLIM’s Moving Women spring artist - in - residence and she has also been a part of Alvin Ailey’s inaugural Choreography Unlocked Festival under the direction of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women, and Robert Battle. Ashley has attended the School at Jacob’s Pillow, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, as well as Gaga intensives in Tel Aviv and New York.

  With initial inspiration stemming from Nicole Krauss’ short story Switzerland—a part of a larger book entitled To Be A Man – Soraya aims to create a safe world/environment for the soloist to live and thrive inside. In this world, explorations within the in-between of “the beginning of [my] sense of self and the chaos of [my] strongest feelings” will take place, culminating in a found unassailable power, rooted in the erotic.


Tushrik Fredericks

Recipient of Princess Grace Award (Chris Helman dance honor), nominated by TRIBE in 2021 is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up he found himself drawn towards the style ‘KRUMP‘. He graduated from the Peridance Certificate Program in NYC in June 2015 and has had the opportunity to work with Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY (Danielle Agami, Artistic Director), Sidra Bell Dance New York and UNA Productions. Tushrik was an assistant lecturer to Sidra Bell at The University of the Arts Philadelphia for Sophomore students (2016-2018). In May 2021 Tushrik received 3rd prize for dance at the SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart for his self choreographed solo '(territory) of the heart' and in November 2022 it will be presented at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

  Creates a journey which digs deeper into physicalising the experience of the heart - its grapple with identity, humanitarian aspects and the endless potential that lies within one's heart and humanity to soar, challenge and find serenity. ​​Choreography and performance by South African dance artist Tushrik Fredericks who is a collaborative artist of TRIBE & soundscape by multidisciplinary artist TT Britt.

*strobe lighting will be used during this sharing*


Shamel Pitts

2020 Guggenheim Fellow Shamel Pitts is a performance artist, choreographer, conceptual artist, dancer, spoken word artist, and teacher. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Shamel began his dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts and, simultaneously, at The Ailey School. He is 2003 YoungArts Finalist and a first prize (level 1) winner of the YoungArts competition. Shamel then went on to receive his BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School and was awarded the Martha Hill Award for excellence in dance. He began his dance career in Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dance and BJM_Danse Montreal. Shamel danced with Batsheva Dance Company for 7 years, under the artistic direction of Ohad Naharin and is a certified teacher of Gaga movement language. He is an adjunct at The Juilliard School and has been an artist in residence at Harvard University. He is the recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Choreography, a 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Award winner in Choreography, a 2020 Jacob’s Pillow artist in residence and a 2021 Bessie award winner. Shamel is the Founding Artistic Director of TRIBE, a New York based multidisciplinary arts collective. TRIBE is a 92Y Harkness Dance Center’s Artist In Residence for the 2020-2021 season. Shamel Pitts | TRIBE is also a New York Live Arts Live Feed artist in residence. For more information, visit or

  Performer: Ke'Ron Wilson

The creation and development of Solace of RED is made possible in part by Movement Without Borders, The Racial Imaginary Institute, JACK, and The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

Solace of RED has also been developed in part during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY and awarded through the Princess Grace Foundation-USA Works in Progress residency program.

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.

Solace of RED – Vol. I
took place at Judson Memorial Church in New York City in October 2021 as part of the event Movement Without Borders.