L'extérieur de La Maison du Butoh Blanc

Cristina Jasen here! I am in France (beautiful South Normandy!) this fall at La Maison du Butoh Blanc!

I am so thrilled to have been invited by wondrous butoh artists, Moeno Wakamatsu and Masaki Iwana – and their generosity is astounding.


This is a month-long work period to delve into my making of a new SAWTOOTH piece, and it could not have come at a better time!

This opportunity to really play with and dig into my most recent dancemaking adventures is a very well-timed indeed! – right on the heels of Ombra, our most recent performance in the HOT! Festival at Dixon Place.


More on what I’m up to here is coming very soon!


YES. Seeee uusssss Thursday, July 24th at 7:30pm!

Ombra in the HOT! Festival – Some Clipz from Cristina Jasen/SAWTOOTH dancers on Vimeo.


Ombra in Park Slope

March 26, 2014

Inspired by Dante’s Paradiso, SAWTOOTH dancers presents Ombra, a multimedia dance performance embedded within a dance party. Check out Ombra at Fifth Estate in Park Slope on Friday, April 11th! Performance + FREE DRINK + party + partyyy + yes! Here are the full detail and the longer description below! – WHAT: Ombra WHEN: Friday, [...]

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“Paradiso” Rehearsal Shots

November 3, 2013

. . . working on our new piece, “Paradiso,” an apocalyptic, highly-stylized, highly-rhytmic Butoh-based nightclubbing experience. . . . . enormous high-fives to the hardworking dancers on board this development process: Catie Cuan, Mandy Hackman, Jeremy Pheiffer, Anthony Rosado, and Anahita Sarabhai. Click our page HERE for future video clips and performance updates galore. . [...]

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Call For Performers: Dante’s Divine Comedy

August 4, 2013

Call for Performers: We are holding an audition/workshop for an immersive adaptation of Dante’s Divine Comedy. We are looking for performers with a movement or dance background who are comfortable with character development, partnering, and improvisation. We are interested in artistic exploration and risk, and in rigorous physical and philosophical investigations. More about the Project: [...]

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Announcementz, Announcementz.

February 11, 2012
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The NYFA Bootstrap Fest at Joyce SoHo last Saturday was all kinds of lovely things, including supportive, generous, crazy sold out, over in a flash, etc.! We were so excited to showcase sections of SAWTOOTH’s “Mouth for String,” (2011) a piece Eva Yaa Asantewaa stated: “…displays a sensibility that’s intriguingly off-centered and roomy. Discover this [...]

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Full Schedule, Full Throttle: NYFA Bootstrap Arts Fest

January 22, 2012
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The full schedule of the Festival is now available! Click HERE, peoples! SAWTOOTH is getting ready for its performance in the NYFA Fest at Joyce SoHo on February 4th, and we’re psyched to see and experience the work of other Bootstrap artists in this Fest when it officially kicks off on February 3rd!—-and don’t miss [...]

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SAWTOOTH @ the New York Foundation for the Arts Bootstrap Festival at Joyce SoHo

January 11, 2012
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YES. We are crazy excited. Make sure to click HERE and grab your tickets NOW, these seats will fly. And here you go, THE DEETS: Date: February 4, 2012 (Saturday) Show Time(s): 5pm & 7:30pm Location: Joyce SoHo Admission Price: $15 Featuring: Ephrat Asherie Trainor Dance (Caitlin Trainor) Sydnie Mosley SAWTOOTH dancers (Cristina Jasen) Shandoah [...]

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Take Aerial Classes with the Fantastical Mandy Hackman

June 3, 2011
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YES. Summer is in full swing—-and so are YOU. Mandy Hackman is teaching beginner and intermediate aerial silks classes in Brooklyn! “It’ll be fun,” says Mandy, “You’ll get so strong. Let’s swing!” WHEN: SATURDAYS 3-4 pm WEDNESDAYS 6:45- 7:45pm THURSDAYS 11-NOON (NEW TIME!) ONGOING THROUGH 2012! TO REGISTER, or for details, email Mandy at mandy.hackman@gmail.com

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SAWTOOTH @ BAX: A bit of the Performance Vid!

April 26, 2011
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Here’s a look-see of a solo from “Mouth for String” Take a gander, click away, look but don’t touch (or touch, a lot) sneak that peek, eyes on screen, lookie here and lots of love from your SAWTOOTH loved ones. There will be more to come, so keep your eyes peeled! (ew.)

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