BLACK BOX

Programme 06.10.17

Aviv Maaravi

Israel 2016, 00:10:45

Black Box POOL 17 - INTERNATIONALES TanzFilmFestival BERLIN

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
#Country of Production: Israel
#Year of Production: 2016
#Duration: 00:10:45
#Choregraphy: Shamel Pitts
#Dancers / Actors: Shamel Pitts
#Camera: DOP: Tobias Hochstein
#Editing: Gravity Creative
#Signature: P17 13