Programme 06.10.17

BLACK BOX

Black Box is an enigmatic performance/installation featuring a solo performer Shamel Pitts, a former company member of Israel’s iconic Batsheva Dance Company.


▶ watch the film
…read more

Aviv Maaravi
Israel 2016
00:10:45

Black Box is an enigmatic performance/installation featuring a solo performer Shamel Pitts, a former company member of Israel’s iconic Batsheva Dance Company. Buoyed by his trademark expressive movement, Pitts employs spoken word, evocative lighting, and avant-garde expressionism to construct a personal, poetic narrative about search for identity and striving for survival amidst impermanence. Obliquely referencing the flight data recorder, BLACK BOX transcends traditional travel journal format, becoming instead a record of a life as – in a nod to Nina Simone – a “young, gifted and Black” artist, thriving in constant motion.

  • #Title: Black Box
  • #Director: Aviv Maaravi
  • #Choreography: Shamel Pitts
  • #Country of Production: Israel
  • #Year of Production: 2016
  • #Duration: 00:10:45
  • #Dance and Acting: Shamel Pitts
  • #Camera: DOP: Tobias Hochstein
  • #Editing: Gravity Creative