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Dawn Akemi Saito

Dawn Akemi Saito


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Lowenstein 423

Classes Taught

Movement and Acting


Dawn Akemi Saito is an actress/performance artist, writer, and Butoh performer whose multi-disciplinary works include: Knock on the Sky (Walker Art Center, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts) and A Face of Our Own (Orpheum Theater) in collaboration with composer Myra Melford and artist Michael Haberz; Blood Cherries directed by Jonathan Rosenberg and Sabrina Peck (Dance Theater Workshop); Mujyo with musician/composer Joseph Jarman; Red Eye (Whitney Museum); HALO (Highways); HA directed by Maria Mileaf (DTW, New York Theater Workshop); Pastime (La MaMa); DreamCatcher (DTW).

Performances include: John Jesurun’s Stopped Bridge of Dreams; Dan Hurlin’s Hiroshima Maiden; Fiona Templeton’s Medead; Fred Ho and Ruth Margraff’s She Wolf; Roman Paska’s Arden/Ardennes; Bill T. Jones’ Last Supper at Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Ping Chong’s Deshima and Elephant Memories; Charles Mee’s My House Was Collapsing Toward One Side; The Road Home directed by Larry Sacharow; ‘Maid by Erik Ehn and directed by Maria Mileaf; and Photographs at S21 by Catherine Filloux.

Saito has also collaborated with Robert Woodruff, JoAnne Akalaitis, and Yusef Komunyakaa.

Saito’s HA was published in TCG’s Extreme Exposure.