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JACK OF ALL TRADES, MASTER OF NONE
Guest Speaker: Shura Baryshnikov
Head of Physical Theatre for Brown University and Trinity Prep MFA Programs
Performers bring their entire world into every creative project. Their studies and training, joys and traumas, and spiritual and contemplative practices are all present every time they step on stage or enter a creative space. Shura Baryshnikov asks, is it possible to dispel our idealization of specialization in performing arts to disrupt the binary of dance and theater? Can versatility and range as dancers and actors begin to transform stage work? What possibilities await us for stagecraft if this becomes the case? Whether or not you’re a performer, this discussion will be inspiration for the jack of all trades in any profession.
Shura Baryshnikov is an interdisciplinary movement artist who works broadly as a dancer, actor, improvisor, and somatic movement educator. She is a co-founding Artistic Director of the contemporary dance project Doppelgänger Dance Collective and a founding member of the Contact Improvisation research and performance ensemble Set Go. Shura has theatrical credits which include Trinity Repertory Company, The Gamm, Bridge Repertory Company, Festival Ballet Providence, and Odyssey Opera, and she has designed movement for Trinity Rep, Bridge Rep, The Wilbury Theatre Group, and Elemental Theatre Collective, among others. As a freelance dancer, Shura has performed with companies such as Lorraine Chapman the Company, Betsy Miller Dance Projects, ali kenner brodsky & co., Lostwax Multimedia Dance, and Dancing Legacy, and her solo work and self-produced improvisation projects have been presented nationally and internationally. She is Head of Physical Theatre for the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs in the Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University and has also instructed at MIT, Dean College, Rhode Island College, Salve Regina University, Keen State College, and Connecticut College. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. Photo credit: Tal Shibi