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BAIRA | MVMNT PHLSPHY [formerly BS Movement] is the collected and ongoing research of collaborative/creative duo Shaina Branfman Baira and Bryan Strimpel Baira. BAIRA shares their movement research and philosophy through teaching, performance and lifestyle. Branfman completed her certification as a Movement Analyst at the Laban Institute of Movement Studies. She studied religion and philosophy at the All Faiths Seminary International and is a member of The Feath3r Theory. Strimpel has danced with Nicholas Leichter Dance, Brian Brooks Moving Company, David Dorfman Dance, ThirdRailProjects and is a member of The Feath3r Theory. They are currently participating in Pentacle’s 2-year research and artist capacity building program: Administrative Resource Team (A.R.T.) and are a part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Program, continuing their work in understanding more fully how we move and why it matters.
The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.

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