Shamel Pitts | TRIBE



MASS MoCa (1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247, North Adams MA)

MASS MoCA Members Pre-Sale: Wednesday, August 17, 12pm General Public On-Sale: Thursday, August 18, 12pm Tickets to Friday, October 21 Tickets to Saturday, October 22 Created by the visionary arts collective TRIBE-led by artistic director and choreographer Shamel Pitts-Touch of RED will have its world premiere at MASS MoCA this fall. Reimaging the boxing ring from a space of duels to one of duets, in Touch of RED energy builds not out of aggression or combat but through an electrifying effeminacy that heals. Touch of Red is part of Shamel Pitts' "RED Series" which continues his research to propose and share the colorfulness within Blackness, creating a body of work that supports, shelters, and cultivates an Afro-futuristic performance art landscape in which the multitude of Black diversity and capacity is realized, allowed, nurtured, and shared. Touch of Red: Overture Teaser from TRIBE MVP on Vimeo. Videography by Taylor Antisdel. Make a Plan Preferred ticket holders get the best seat in the house and museum admission on the day of or after the event. This performance will take place inside MASS MoCA's Hunter Center. Masks are required during the performance, except while eating and drinking. Please note, that museum admission is not included with your event ticket unless indicated. Purchase museum admission here . All events at MASS MoCA are accessible to all audiences. Please contact if you would like to inquire about accessibility needs and services. By purchasing a ticket to join MASS MoCA's visitors, staff, and artists on the museum campus, you agree to follow a Courtesy Code, detailed here . Our full COVID FAQ is here. All sales are final; no refunds or exchanges. Planning on dinner before the show? Check out restaurants in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on campus: Bright Ideas Brewing, Door Prize, or Lickety Split Cafe. Lickety Split Cafe, our museum cafe, will also serve small bites during the show. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Touch of RED is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Jacob's Pillow, YoungArts, Miami Light Project INC, UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, New York Live Arts INC, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, Office of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The piece has also been supported by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, Trust for Mutual Understanding, GIBNEY, and The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Bubble residency guidance provided by Duke Dang and medical consultant Dr. Wendy Ziecheck. Photo by Alex Apt