About Shaninun Pittman

As a writer I sometimes vacillate between real and imagined landscapes to memorialize intention. Doing so allows me to bask in awe and in crow's nest observation of the potential community engagement has, ideally, to galvanize us in solidarity. This is precisely why my current work in creative placemaking is never concerned with quantifying impact. Conversely, the creative writing process is for me far more important than any effort to manifest a desired physical reality that may or not even exist.

“…a shadow of things to come…”

dance theater Mississippi (dtMS)

dance theater Mississippi (dtMS) is the state’s premier performance art collaborative and one of three bus and truck organizations operating under the auspices of Calla Entertainment.

Formally founded in 2018, dtMS remains committed to the collective creation of compelling and new choreographic works that refract both the beauty and brilliance of our inclusive coastal communities.

Participation in Gulfport Arts Center’s (GAC) Spirits of Christmas GALA 2022 is our first performance since COVID-19 forced us into hiatus. Still, we are so very pleased to have formed and cultivated this partnership and look forward to a vibrant future creating community together.

“…a shadow of things to come…” is handsomely endowed thanks to support from Pass Christian Books/Cat Island Coffeehouse, Robin’s Nest in the Pass/Roberts Place Café, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.