(Collaborator Bios Coming Soon)
SAWTOOTH dancers Review:
"[CJ Jasen] displays a sensibility that’s intriguingly
off-centered and roomy. Discover this artist."
Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody
A.O. Movement Collective Review:
"[CJ Jasen] sings, very well.
...[CJ] turns the song "Piece of My Heart" into an exhibition piece of passive aggression. She starts it with urgent sincerity and then develops that manipulatively."
The New York Times
CJ is movement and singer/vocalizing performance human who's performed in cities across the US, and briefly joined a commercial dance company on tour in a Canadian casino. They've studied with such artists as Meredith Monk, Akira Kasai, and Carolee Schneemann before venturing into making their own queer movement making in NYC.
In NYC, CJ has worked as a dancer, singer, and collaborator with Oren Barnoy, the A.O. Movement Collective, and can be seen dancing in Schneemann's 2010 Judson Church retrospective archived at the New York Public Library.
SAWTOOTH dancers, CJ's NYC-based dance troupe from 2007-2016,
received funding and support from Brooklyn Arts Council, The Field's Artward Bound Residency in the Catskills, 92nd Street Y Space Grant,
and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Cristina was a 2014 Artist-in-Residence in Réveillon, South Normandy, France.
CJ has been Philly-based since 2018, and performed this summer as a chorus singer with the Bearded Ladies on the Cherry Street Pier. CJ also joined the wondrous queer community chorus, Trust Your Moves, in West Philly.