Interactive Dance Workshop with Shamel Pitts

Shamel PittsCome enjoy an evening of dance with Shamel Pitts, one of the most revered performers in the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company! Shamel will speak about his experiences in Israel, then lead an interactive dance workshop in Gaga, the movement language developed by Batsheva choreographer Ohad Naharin, that highlights intimate physicality on groove and the subtlety of small gestures.

The event takes place on Friday, April 20, at 6:00 PM at UConn Hillel (54 N. Eagleville Road, Storrs). 

Shamel Pitts grew up in Brooklyn, studied at Juilliard, and began his career with Mikhail Baryshnikov’s Hell’s Kitchen Dancers and later Ballets Jazz Montréal. He now performs with the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv.

This event is made possible by the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, UConn Hillel, and the Consulate General of Israel to New England.

If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Pamela Weathers at 860-486-2271 or