Sarah Yasmine Marazzi-Sassoon
Student Artist in Residence, Fall 2022
Sarah Yasmine Marazzi-Sassoon is a 22-year-old American, Italian choreographer and a Senior at Barnard pursuing a self-designed major that combines Dance, Evolutionary Biology, and Literature. She was raised in Paris, France and trained in ballet. The study of animal behavior and her choreographic goal is to understand what makes us inherently human. Art and science are both ways of holding a mirror up to ourselves. She wrote her thesis on the evolution of art and storytelling in humans by looking at mating behaviors in birds. Her work in the lab will be a continuation of this exploration into how and why we, as a species, tell stories and explore how our relatives in the animal kingdom can tell us about ourselves.