7NMS| Marjani Forté-Saunders + Everett Saunders

7NMS| Marjani Forté-Saunders + Everett Saunders

 

7 Names | M + E is the work of collaborative music and dance duo Everett Saunders and Marjani Forté-Saunders, now operating bi-coastally (Pasadena,CA and New York, NY). They are students and descendants of the Black Arts Movement (1965-1975 approx.), and identify as radical experimenters in contemporary music and dance forms. A Prophet’s Tale marks their eighth collaboration. Everett’s work as a composer/sound designer include projects with violinist Juliette Jones, award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Damon Colquohoun, Sony Music and the internationally renowned Urban Bush Women. Everett will also be premiering new work with choreographer Jaamil Kosoko in 2020.  Marjani is a 3 time Bessie award-winning choreographer and performer. She is an Inaugural recipient of the Jerome Artist Fellowship, Dance USA Fellowship, the UBW Choreographic Center Fellowships and a two-time Princess Grace Foundation awardee. Her work has been incubated in residencies at the MANCC, LMCC Extended Life Residency, BAX, CUNY Dance Initiative, 651 Arts, and Movement Research.