About Shura 

Shura Baryshnikov (she/her/hers)  is a multimodal artist who works broadly as a dancer/actor/improviser, somatic movement educator, and a choreographer for projects across dance, theatre, and opera.  Shura has co-founded a number of dance projects, including the Contact Improvisation research and performance ensemble Set Go with dancers Paul Singh, Sarah Konner, Aaron Brandes, and Bradley Teal Ellis, and has recently collaborated with dancemakers Gabriel Forestieri, Heidi Henderson, Betsy Miller, and Danielle Davidson. Shura is Head of Physical Theatre for the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University and, in non-pandemic times, maintains an active international teaching practice at festivals and training institutions. Ultimately interested in applications of practice in pedagogy, process, and performance, she employs work in the Viewpoints Technique, Safety Release Technique, Action Theater, and Contact Improvisation to create deeply-sensitized, collaborative spaces.  More at www.shurabaryshnikov.com

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