PAST melt

MELT—LOVE|FORTÉ Workshop on Composition

Marjani Forté-Saunders


Nia Love

3:30pm – 6:00pm
August 8, 2016
  • Please note: this workshop takes place at Abrons Arts Center Studio G05.

LOVE|FORTÉ Workshop on Composition

As a collaborative force L|F have agreed to disagree! Our attempt is to find difference as it sits inside of the power to reframe our “...inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate [those] differences” (Audre Lorde). As groundwork in our “composition” class we are not interested in “dance making” but rather in the clarity of a thing as it is free and unbounded. What is clear and containable about freedom? L|F offers a composition workshop sharing our approach to scaffolding work with research, imagery, and scoring. Rigorous reduction and reframing movement exercises, prompting and building improvisations, and drawing and journaling are the meat of this class.


[Virtual] Summer MELT 2020

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Marjani Forté-Saunders

Marjani Fortè-Saunders is a native of Los Angeles, CA, and co-founder with Nia Love, of LOVE|FORTÉ A COLLECTIVE. A recipient of the 2014 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship, she toured with Urban Bush Women Dance Company, and is a recent awar...

Nia Love

Nia Love’s career spans forty years, beginning in 1978 when she became one of the youngest international apprentices with Havana’s world renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba. In 1986, Love studied Butoh and toured with celebrated Japanese Butoh mast...