TOUCH OF RED (Work in Progress)

Touch of RED

The “RED Series” continues Shamel Pitts research to propose and share the colorfulness within blackness. “I have met a multitude of performers from various countries of the African diaspora and this has widened my understanding as to the diversity of black people as well as formed my realization that we find home through a shared platform” (Shamel Pitts)

Touch of RED is a new duet of two men that will take place inside of a contemporary boxing/wrestling ring. It’s research will deal with the allowance of black men to soften; the power in vulnerability; the meeting point of two individuals within a boxed space that references a gladiator entertainment site in which a heat path between the two performers builds not out of aggression but within an enhanced electrifying effeminacy that heals.

Bold. Boiled. Blood.