Ombra in Park Slope

March 26, 2014

SAWTOOTH folks. Pictured (L to R): Elaine Ruscetta, Jess Shell, Mandy Hackman, Chelsea Rodriguez

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, April 11th, 2014 at 8:30pm and goes til we can’t dance anymore
WHERE: The Fifth Estate Bar, Park Slope, Brooklyn (506 5th Avenue between 12th & 13th Streets)
(R, G, F to 4th Ave/9th Street)
HOW MUCH: $13 online, $15 at the door. Includes ONE FREE DRINK!

Dancers: Mandy Hackman, Cristina Jasen, Anahita Sarabhai, and singer Arla Berman, with Chelsea Rodriguez and Elaine Ruscetta
Sound Artist: Michael Feld
WHY: To party it up with amazing collaborators and performers!–and there will be a Goofiest/Most Ridiculous Dance Contest and the winning human will be awarded an additional free drink!

Ombra, Rehearsal. Pictured: Catie Cuan, 2013

Inspired by Dante’s Paradiso, SAWTOOTH dancers presents Ombra, a multimedia dance performance embedded within a dance party. Drawing in part from a hypnotic, Butoh-inspired physicality, the dance performance emerges as episodic dreamscapes within a clubbing experience and a live cabaret. As the piece moves through sudden episodes and real time, sound artist Michael Feld orchestrates an eclectic sound score that moves between live percussion, surreal electronic sound art, and 90s dance hits.


Ombra (Italian for “shadow”) generates a space that is both exciting and frightening at once. Ombra embeds paradise within hell, beauty within terror, and wants to reinvigorate these places as sites of healing and as the real, true sites of human ascendance.

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Thanks and love and thanks.

Cristina Jasen is a fiscally sponsored member of New York Live Arts, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of Cristina Jasen‘s work are greatly appreciated and may be made payable to New York Live Arts, Inc., earmarked for “the New York Live Arts member project of Cristina Jasen” A description of the work and current project activities for which such contributions will be used are available from Cristina Jasen or New York Live Arts, upon request. All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Note: A copy of New York Live Arts’ latest annual financial report filed with the New York State Department of State may be obtained by writing to the N.Y.S. Dept. of State, Charities Registration, 162 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12231, or to New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011)

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