PRESENTED BY JOAN FINKELSTEIN OF THE HARKNESS DANCE FOUNDATION
Marjani Forté-Saunders 

Marjani Forté-Saunders toured for five years with Urban Bush Women. Forté-Saunders’ artistic practice is informed by years of anti-racist organizer training and her experience as a lead facilitator with UBW Builders, Organizers and Leaders through Dance. Currently, she collaborates with her partner, composer Everett Asis Saunders, as 7NMS. The two direct ART & POWER, an emerging platform for artists, writers, scientists, spiritualists and scholars. 

Photo by Maria Baranova

Kyle Marshall

Kyle Marshall received the 2018 NY Dance and Performance “Bessie” Jury Award, is a NJ State Arts Fellow, and is presently a 92nd Street Y resident artist. He was the 2019 Harkness Artist in Residence at the BAM Fisher. His dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography, sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. 

Photo by Christopher Duggan