SHAMEL PITTS: Sharing the Spirit
Katzenstein had been introduced by Alexandra Wells to Shamel Pitts (performance artist, dancer, and teacher) when he performed his piece Black Box in January 2017 in NYC at the 14th Street Y. They reconnected at Springboard Danse Montreal in June where this series of images was created during one of his classes. Growing up in Brooklyn, Pitts attended La Guardia High School of Music & Art and then Juilliard School. His growth as an artist took place when he moved to Tel Aviv to join Batsheva Dance Company under the direction of Ohad Nahrarin. The series of photographs explore how Shamel teaches by sharing the spirit of movement with his students.