Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Shamel Pitts's Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes and Bobbi Jene Smith's A Study on Effort. Both programs will be performed in succession each night. Contains nudity throughout. Appropriate for ages 16 years and older. Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes - Dancer Shamel Pitts (formerly of Batsheva Dance Company) and Brazilian performance artist Mirelle Martins’ Black Velvet is “a heart-piercing exploration of gender, race, identity, love and friendship” (Time Out Israel). A Study on Effort - Created by a veteran of Batsheva Dance Company, this hour-long dialogue between dancer Bobbi Jene Smith and violinist Keir GoGwilt is an emotional collaboration and a visceral experience.