Genre: Modern, Dance Theater
Choreographed and directed by Shamel Pitts

A former company member of Batsheva Dance Company and the 2018 recipient of Princess Grace Award in Choreography Shamel Pitts returns home to Brooklyn with his recent work BLACK VELVET: Architectures and Archetypes. The piece, which played to sold-out houses in NYC and around the world in 2017, is the second installment of the Black Series and a follow-up to his autobiographical solo Black Box. Comprising vignette-like solos and duets immersed in intense music, evocative lighting and complemented by the spoken word, BLACK VELVET is a theatrical meditation on transcending the boundaries of gender, race, love, friendship, and identity.  This multimedia-infused work, choreographed by Pitts, is a product of a two-year collaboration with his performing partner Mirelle Martins and lighting designer Lucca del Carlo. The performance is accompanied by an exhibition of photographs by Mauricio Pisani, Alex Apt, Wilian Aguiar, and Rebecca Stella.

Open:   05/09/19
Close:   05/12/19

Thu, May 9 at 7:30pm (Benefit Gala)
Fri, May 10 at 7:30pm
Sat, May 11 at 7:30pm
Sun, May 12 at 3:00pm
Theater:   Brooklyn Academy of Music - BAM Fisher
Address:   321 Ashland Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Cost:May 9 (Benefit Gala): $65, $40; May 10-12: $50, $20
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