Episode 10 - Marjani Forté-Saunders

In this conversation Marjani speaks about revolutionary Blackness; taping into the prayers that have been prayed for us; the alchemy of Black folks finding our spiritual fortitude and power through our creative energies; the vulnerability of imagining that you can do something; and getting Sun’d in the dance. Crowned a Prayer Warrior early in life by her elders . . . Marjani encourages us to be courageous - to “fail and frolic dopely.” ( #fail and frolic dopely::)).

Marjani Forté-Saunders is a Mother, choreographer, performer, a collaborative artist, community organizer and most recently a 3 time Bessie award winning choreographer.  Anchored in a steady collaboration with partner and composer Everett Asis Saunders the duo have produced seven award-winning works over the last 10 yrs. Marjani is an Inaugural recipient of the Jerome Artist Fellowship, the UBW Choreographic Center Fellowship and a two-time Princess Grace Foundation awardee. Humbly, she defines her work by its lineage stemming from culturally rich, vibrant, historic, loving, irreverent conjurers!

More about Marjani and all dem Guests HERE.

Links for work that we mentioned during our conversation:
MEMOIRS OF A…UNICORN (Marjani’s website)  HERE.
The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond HERE.

Sharon Bridgforth