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MANCC Welcomes Marjani Forté-Saunders

04sep6:00 pmMANCC Welcomes Marjani Forté-SaundersWork-in-Progress Forum6:00 pm


september 4, 2018 6:00pm


Montgomery Hall (MON)

Event Details

The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) is pleased to host choreographer, Marjani Forté-Saunders, for a post-premiere residency to revisit and restructure her work Memoirs of a…Unicorn. Inspired by her father, a sci-fi enthusiast, and the simultaneous events of becoming pregnant with her son and the murder of Eric Garner, Forté-Saunders poses a set of questions about the impact of historic inequities on families, children, and our collective futures.

Forté-Saunders writes “there are so many stories left behind in the arduous journeys of migration, immigration, and surviving legitimized, systemic violence and oppression … if we knew the stories of our forebears how might we ‘fly’ differently?” Memoirs of a…Unicorn will weave historic and personal narratives into an embodied tale of fragmented histories, abiding love, and metaphysical warriorship.

RSVP is required to attend. Please email to reserve a seat.

See more on Marjani Forté-Saunders:

Forté-Saunders’ own words on Memoirs… on the Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellows website

Video preview of Memoirs of a…Unicorn in advance of its premiere at New York Live Arts in 2017

Video of Forté-Saunders in conversation with Bill T. Jones

Movement Research Interview with Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Nia Love, and Ali Rosa-Salas discussing Memoirs… and the state of critical writing in the dance field