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7NMS is the public emergence of Marjani Forté-Saunders and Everett Saunders’s work as a collaborative team.


Operating in CA and NY, 7NMS radically engages art as a medium of elevation, healing, and futurity. With 7 award-winning projects in 10 years, 7NMS tote a revolutionary commitment to the Black radical imagination. Their latest work, PROFIT, is an awardee of the 2020 MAP Fund and 2020 New Music USA Award, and the National Dance Project Production and Touring grant 2021. Marjani is a 2019 FCA Fellowship awardee, a three-time Bessie award–winner, and an inaugural recipient of the Jerome Hill, Dance USA, and Urban Bush Women Choreographic Center Fellowships. Everett is the composer and thought partner behind the award-winning and internationally touring production, Memoirs of a Unicorn, and a two-time New Music USA Awardee. His recent work can be found as composer/sound designer on Jaamil Kosoko's Chameleon, mayfield Brooks's Whale Fall, and Urban Bush Women's Hair & Other Stories (2018). While incubating PROPHET through fall 2020 and winter 2021 Satellite Residencies, in 7NMS's newly erected home studios, the duo has worked in close collaboration with co-visionaries d. Sabela grimes (movement composer and sound archivist), Meena Murugesan (filmmaker and media designer), and Marc Winston (photographer), producing PROPHET's latest filmic iteration, commissioned by Jacob's Pillow.

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