Wed, June 21 from 5:00-6:00pm
Thu, June 22 from 3:00-4:00pm
Fri, June 23 from 3:00-4:00pm
Melville Gallery, South Street Seaport Museum
Co-Commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York Live Arts
In her new solo, Memoirs of a… Unicorn, contemporary choreographer and performer Marjani Forté-Saunders, teams with set designer Mimi Lien, media designer Meena Murugesan and sound designer Everett Saunders, to ritualistically re – member, interrogate, and relish in the properties of Black American magic and resilience. Spurring from stories of her Arkansas born Father’s life, this provocative work explores the tenets of his identity, while digging in the wound of its creation story. Memoirs of a… Unicorn is a dynamic evening of storytelling, that weaves historic and personal narratives into an embodied tale of fragmented loss, unabiding love and adornment, and Warriorship.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Maria Baranova
Space for this project was generously donated by the South Street Seaport Museum.
The Extended Life Dance Development Program has received key project support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Set Designer: Mimi Lien
Media Designer: Meena Murugesan
Lighting Designer: Tuce Yasak
Sound Designer: Everett Saunders
Set Builder: Rick Forté