BLACK VELVET – Shamel Pitts
Architectures and Archetypes

Ein Tanz- und Performancestück.
Architektur und Archetypen.
Eine Untersuchung der Empfindlichkeit unserer Ideale,
Modelle und Strukturen als Projektionen des Selbst.
Strukturen und Texturen als die Macht der Schöpfung.


Dance and performance art show.
Architectures and archetypes
A research about the sensibility of ideals,
models and structures in a projection of self.
Structures and textures as a power for creation.

BLACK VELVET – Architectures and Archetypes is an original multidisciplinary performance art work created and premiered by Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins and Lucca del Carlo in São Paulo, Nov/2016 at Teatro Sérgio Cardoso.

BLACK VELVET is a celebration of the many textures, beauty, delicacy, and power within us . It Is an art piece that aims to share and reflect on the colorfulness of blackness -especially in regards to black women- in a relationship of love, compassion and camaraderie. The dealing within structures of systems is to discover what is inside of us, between us and around us. To hopefully bridge the distances so that we can see and meet each other. Some systems must be broken, re imagined, in order to reconstruct.

Choreographie: Shamel Pitts
Kreation / Performance: Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins
Light- Video mapping: Lucca del Carlo
Collaborative Lighting Artist: Tom Love
Kostüm Designer: David Gap
Photos / Videos: Mauricio Pisani, Alex Apt, Wilian Aguiar
Audio: Tentáculo Áudio (Ed Côrtes)
Graphic Design: Idan Epshtein
Former Executive Producer: Anna Zêpa
International Relations: Katherina Vasiliadis