IGNITE @ the FORD!
Choreographer and independent artist Marjani Forté-Saunders (Urban Bush Women, 2014 Princess Grace Choreography Fellow) has created a new solo evening length dance piece populated by structures created by MacArthur Genius and Tony Award-winning set designer Mimi Lien and built by her father, Rick Forté, a contractor. Spurred by stories of Forté-Saunders’ Arkansas-born father’s life, Memoirs of a…Unicorn weaves historic and personal narratives into an embodied tale of fragmented histories, unabated love, and warriorship.
“My Father's story allows me to burrow into my lineage, to ritualistically remember, interrogate, and relish in the celestial ecliptic journeys of folks identifying with—and building legacies within—the spectrums of blackness, maleness, and womb-ness. Through this work I am researching the properties of Black American magic and resilience.”
For this exciting new work, audiences will be seated on the stage and are encouraged to follow the action as the performance unfolds.