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In Conversation: Marjani Forté-Saunders & Everett Saunders

Members and Patrons
Mon, Oct 26, 2020
  • 7PM


RUN TIME: 45min
October 2020
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Monday October 26, 2020
Performances no longer available.

Join us for an enlightening virtual conversation with two of BAM’s newly announced resident artists: choreographer and performer Marjani Forté-Saunders and composer and sound designer Everett Saunders. BAM’s own Charmaine Warren engages the duo on the nature of their collaborative process and how music and dance can speak to healing and elevation.

BAM’s artist residency program launches this fall with seven New York-based artists, including Forté-Saunders and Saunders, representing a range of disciplines. BAM’s broadest artist residency initiative to date, it aims to nurture creative exploration at a time when theaters and spaces citywide remain dark.

To learn more about how to RSVP for this event, contact BAM Patron Services at A viewing link will be sent via email prior to the event. Interested in joining BAM Membership or BAM Patrons for invitations to special events like this one? Find out more about deepening your engagement with BAM.

Artist Information

7NMS| E + M 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 Black liberation movements, and radically engage music and dance forms as alchemic mediums of elevation, healing, and futurity. Their latest work is A Prophet’s Tale: Portrait of the Lyricist, a multi-year Film, Literary, Music, and Performance Project, discussing the life-journey, the mystic pilgrimage, of Hip Hop music’s Emcee/Lyricist. The project marks their eighth collaboration, and is an awardee of the MAP Fund 2020 and New Music USA Award 2020. Thus far the work has been incubated in residencies at the Petronio Residency Center and Baryshnikov Arts Center, 7NMS’s own Satellite Residency (in response to COVID-19) in partnership with co- commissioners Abrons Arts Center and Kelly Strayhorn Theatre. 7NMS are also the architects behind Art & Power, a platform dedicated to Black Purpose and Innovation, fueling their initiative behind #SatelliteResidencies, and a burgeoning network of Black radical experimenters and innovative critical thinkers.

Everett’s work as a composer/sound designer include projects with violinist Juliette Jones, award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Damon Colquouhoun, Sony Music, and the internationally renowned Urban Bush Women. His most recent work can be heard in Jaamil Kosoko's multi-media project and film Chameleon (2020).

Marjani is a three-time Bessie award-winning choreographer and performer. She is a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee, an inaugural recipient of the Jerome Artist, Dance USA, and UBW Choreographic Center Fellowships and a two-time Princess Grace Foundation awardee. Her work has been incubated in residencies at MANCC, LMCC Extended Life Residency, BAX, CUNY Dance Initiative, 651 Arts, and Movement Research.

Season Sponsor:

Bloomberg Philanthropies


Leadership support for
off-site programs provided by:

Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs
provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by:

Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation

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