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BLACK BOX: A Little Black Box of Red

BLACK BOX: A Little Black Box of Red

Company:

Shamel Pitts

Location:

14th Street Y Theatre
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003

Dates:

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tickets:

https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000002WF3TEAW

Company:
Shamel Pitts

An enigmatic performance/installation featuring a solo by Shamel Pitts, a former company member of Israel’s iconic Batsheva Dance. Buoyed by his trademark expressive movement, Pitts employs spoken word, evocative lighting, and video to construct a personal, poetic narrative about the search for identity and striving for survival amidst impermanence. Performed in a confined space in nearly pitch-black darkness, the work features recordings of Pitts’ ruminations jotted down during his travels with Batsheva. Obliquely referencing the flight data recorder, BLACK BOX transcends traditional travel journal format, becoming instead a record of a life as – in a nod to Nina Simone –  a “young, gifted and Black” artist, thriving in constant motion.

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