News: "Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes" at BAM, May 9-12

BLACK VELVET: Architectures and Archetypes, created by award-winning former Batsheva Dance Company member Shamel Pitts, comes to Brooklyn Academy of Music from May 9th through 12th, 2019, after playing to audiences around the world in 2017. The multimedia-infused Black Velvet, part of the Black Series, is the follow-up to Pitts' autobiographical Black Box and explores the the boundaries of gender, race, love, friendship, and identity through vignette-like solos and duets framed by intense music, evocative lighting, and spoken word complements. 

Created and performed by Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins
With lighting design by Lucca Del Carlo
Thu, May 9 at 7:30pm (Benefit Gala)
Fri, May 10 at 7:30pm
Sat, May 11 at 7:30pm – post-show talkback with Nicole Beharie
Sun, May 12 at 3:00pm
BAM Fisher/ Fishman Space
321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Tickets: May 9: $65, $40; May 10-12: $50, $20 – buy here


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