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Binary International Showcase at M1 Contact, Dance Reviews for Arts Equator

Closing the ninth M1 Contact Contemporary Dance Festival is the annual Binary – International Showcase: a double bill by Astrid Boons (Belgium/Netherlands) and Shamel Pitts (Israel/United States).

“Black Velvet stays with you, long after the performance has ended. The performance presented an idealised vision of humanity where all people glisten and glow. Constructs and borderlines of race, color, gender, skin, and sexuality are fluid and ephemeral, in a space where humanity can come to remember from the depths of our being, the interconnectedness of all, even if we see difference. The prism comes from a single source: all colors stream from that single source.”

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