paige starling sorvillo: choreography
blindsight artistic director paige starling sorvillo is a choreographer and improvising performing artist based in Oakland, California. sorvillo’s works are impulsed by specific images and/or obstructions, fragments of text, and emotional/physical states while her performative dialect is deeply influenced by her work in Japanese Butoh dance, Ruth Zaporah’s Action Theater and western contemporary dance.
Sorvillo, and her company blindsight, have been presented nationally and internationally including Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, Chicago’s Defibrillator Gallery, New York‘s Judson Church, Berlin’s Club de Polnischen Versager, Czech Republic‘s CESTA festival, Portugal’s InShadow festival and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco International Arts Festival, the San Francisco Sex Worker’s Festival, and the San Francisco Asian Art Museum among many other locales. In addition, she has been honored to be a resident artist at the San Francisco Bay Area’s CounterPULSE, Djerrasi, NOHspace, The Milk Bar, and Subterranean Art House as well as at CESTA, CZ. sorvillo/blindsight are deeply grateful to so many wonderful collaborators including: visual artists Eric Koziol, Ian Winters, Inga Doroz & Lucy HG and sound artists Evelyn Ficarra, George Cremaschi, Liz Allbee, Kanoko Nishi, Aurora Josephson, Koji Nakano, Matthias Bossi, David Molina and Jon Raskin.