Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes

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Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes
An award-winning multidisciplinary performance artwork by Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins and Lucca Del Carlo
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 8 p.m.
Dance Cube

Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes, an award-winning multidisciplinary performance artwork by Shamel Pitts, Mirelle Martins and Lucca Del Carlo, researches and shares the sensibility of ideals, models and textures as a projection of self. The dealing within these 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.

“In January, I trekked from D.C. to New York City in the snow for the sold-out performance of Black Velvet: Architectures and Archetypes. Five months later, I’m still thinking it. Sold out performances are becoming routine for Shamel Pitts and Mirelle Martins. The New York Times recently listed their May NYC performances of the show as one of “10 Dance Performances to See in N.Y.C. this Weekend.”
—Elizabeth Schmuhl, Michigan Quarterly Review (read more here)


Tickets will be available fall 2018.

Note: This performance contains partial nudity and mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for children.


Directions and parking information
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where the Dance Cube is located on the third floor — please click here for additional information.

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