Baryshnikov Arts Center

Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Sacha Yanow

Performance artist Sacha Yanow (NYC) will develop Cherie Dre, a solo performance about the showgirl alter ego of the artist’s grandmother. Set in the 1950s, it weaves together personal family history, femininity, fantasy, and gambling with broader history of the Borscht Belt, Jewish entertainers, and McCarthy era witch-hunting. The work investigates racial and cultural insularity born out of the simultaneous exclusion from and desire for assimilation into American luxury culture.

BAC Space Resident Artist


Artist Bio
Sacha Yanow

Sacha Yanow

Sacha Yanow is a New York City-based artist and actor. Her solo performance works include: Dad Band, New Museum, New York (2015); Silent Film, The Lab, San Francisco, Pieter, Los Angeles, and MAPP/Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY (2015), Dixon Place, New York (2014), and Movement Research Festival, New York (2013); and The Prince, Dixon Place, New York (2013).

Her residencies and awards include: LMCC Process Space (2016); SOMA, Mexico
City (2015); Dixon Place, New York (2014); Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York (2012); and The Field, New York (2011). She was creative consultant for Elisabeth Subrin’s feature film A Woman A Part (2016), and co-director and dramaturge for Dynasty Handbag’s performance piece Soggy Glasses (The Broad/REDCAT 2016, Brooklyn Academy of Music 2014). Yanow received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a graduate of the William Esper Studio Actor Training Program.

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