about sophia

Sophia Emigh is a Vermont-born, Portland-based dance artist and camerawoman. She plays in the interconnected realms of dance, film, photography, yoga, and community work: diverse paths which approach the same mountain of focused inquiry into one’s innate wisdom, interconnected nature, and stillness within. Raised on the performance aesthetic and community-fostering ideals of Bread and Puppet Theater, trained by the Alvin Ailey Company in New York, and blessed by collaborations with Ulysse and Dancers, Dreamtime Circus and brilliant artists along the West Coast and Peru, she now choreographs and performs as an independent artist, schemes hijinks with her co-founded Butoh/Modern dance fusion company Qaos, and teaches wherever she goes. As Mark Strand so beautifully puts it in one of her favorite poems, Sophia “moves to keep things whole.”


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