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Your donation will support the international tour of BLACK VELVET – Architectures and Archetypes, an AWARD WINNING multidisciplinary performance art work created and premiered by Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins, and Lucca Del Carlo in 2016. As well as the creation of BLACK HOLE.

 

BLACK VELVET is the second work of Shamel Pitts’s triptych, which includes BLACK BOX and the future BLACK HOLE.

Because this work is an international project involving artists from all over the world, your support is essential.

 

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All money raised will be used to cover flight tickets, accommodations, and a fair fee to the artists.

With your support, we will fund the following performances and residencies:

 

2018

Germany + Bulgaria

Art Residencies to support the creation of BLACK HOLE + BLACK VELVET performances

August at DOCK 11 – EDEN in Berlin and September at Derida Dance Center in Sofia.

Israel

Art Residency to support creation of BLACK HOLE + potential Premier of BLACK HOLE in Jerusalem

 

2019

Brooklyn

BLACK VELVET performances at BAM

See full Schedule

BLACK VELVET is a celebration of the many textures, beauty, delicacy, and strength 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.

This work researches and shares the sensibility of ideals, models and textures as a projection of self while examining structures of systems to discover what is inside of us, between us, and around us. It aims to bridge these distances so that we can see and meet each other.

Some systems must be broken –re imagined– in order to reconstruct.   

SPECIAL THANKS

To our patrons, supporters, and friends:

 

Ohad Naharin

Miki & Etty Kenny

Sasha Kipka

Bruce M Halpryn

Saar Harari

Jaja Taylor

Alexandra Wells

Kobie Flashman

Yuri Zhukov

Batya Aviram

Danyella Proença

Rodolfo Borges

Eduardo Tallia

Graziela Bastos

Liliane Grammont

Susana Yamaguchi

Ines Bogea

Fernanda Loredo

Nev Schulman

Risa Steinberg

Galit Reich

Dan Reisner

Diego Iraheta

Hsin-Yi Hsiang

Margie Gillis

Rodrigo Borges

Barbara Frum

Marcos Felipe 

Gabriel Gontijo

Nigel Campbell

Sidra Bell

Dennis Bell

Emil Kang

Peggy Baker

Hai Zoaretz

Ravid Sevil

Kevin Petite

Michele Mccoy

Stan Pressner

Anna Long

Lars-Uwe Luther

Dalit Itai

Erez Berger

Memory Keeper

Troy Ogilvie

Lia Bezerra

Emily Walsh

Joshua Antoine

Fred Rodrigues

Vitor Veras

Mirna Nogueira

Gustavo de Lacerda

Carla Alonso Cancelara

Armando Araujo

Fabio Barbato

Marion Talan

Isabella Mullholand

Taryn Kaschock Russell

Stephen Weinstock

Michelle Brugal

Ulysses Owens, Jr.

Doug

Laura Tarrish

Thomas Lee Irvin

Banning Bouldin

Guy Shomroni

Alvin Glover

Leonardo Assad

Salomao Diniz

Markelly Martins

Eunice Martins

Joana Hotte

Nana Yaa Poku

Humberto Cunha

Ezio de Castro

Yusha Sorzano

Vanesa Garcia

David Martinez

Valaria Murria

Wojtek Baczynski

Vitor Reis

Anna Reyes

Stav Struz

James Viveiros

Lisa Conely

Ravid Kahalani

Alexandre Jolicouer

Nabil Carone

Raquel Miranda

Olivia Cho Lund

Claudio Arriagada

Bobbi Jene Smith

Ian Robinson

Rachel Osborne

Robin Mathes

Ashley Menestrina

Helene Ducos Bourgeouis

Sebastian Abarbanel

Gerard X. Reyes

Iyar Elezra

Umi Akiyoshi

Stephanie Amurao

Helena Brandi

Raphael Franzini

Aline Paz

Ivan Franco

Mario Rabelo

Juliana Froelich

Jorge Brivilati

Bruno Bocchese

Marco Andreol

Lygia Young 

Luiz Roberto

Clauber Volinsky

Jin Young Won

Sean Howe

Sharon Booth

Carolyn Amurao

Itamar Stern

Alexander Andison

Camila Saeko

Erick Rosa

Mariana Gatti

Carolina Ramos

Joao Sprovieri

Joana Franco

Dan Walczak

Raoni Leao

Katherine Cowie

Guilherme Moreira

Ronan Sato

Andre Bezerra

Eira Glover

Tomer Heymann

Dario Dinuzzi

Keren Lurie Pardes

Gai Behar

Sharon Eyal

Iris Ruttenberg

Matan David

Tushrik Fredericks

Yuval Moyal

Yana Pev

Irit Neeman

Noya Neeman

Leo Lerus

Alisia Pobega

Felipe Fleury

Litty Lev Cohen

Bianca Marie

Joy Marie Thompson

Dimitry Yashin 

Thiago Correia

Tanner Ryan

Amos Avnon

Liya Geldman

Nat Irvin

Rick Smith

Roslyn Anderson

Noa Paran

Jhonny Mathews

Alex Quetell

Roger Prince

Jada Williams

Itai Zwecker

Ariel Angel

Barbara Frum

Dominic Santia

Constantin Von Canal 

Max Makowski

Michelle Mathesius

Penny Frank

Adam Potrykus

Annika Sheaf

New York Foundation for the Arts

Foundation for Contemporary Arts

DOCK 11 – EDEN Studios

Batsheva Dance Company

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