Shamel Pitts | TRIBE: “Touch of RED”
Touch of RED is a new multidisciplinary work by the award-winning movement artist Shamel Pitts, co-created and performed by his Brooklyn-based arts collective TRIBE. Drawing inspiration from two distinct arts requiring rapid-fire footwork – boxing and the African-American jazz dance style Lindy Hop – this ten-round duet is performed by Pitts and Tushrik Fredericks. Set in a stylized ring, designed by the McArthur Fellow Mimi Lien, this dance duet examines the way Black men are perceived and perceive themselves in contemporary society and how masculinity and vulnerability can be reconciled in a non-competitive, compassionate, and healing way.
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