Shura Baryshnikov and Company


Shura Baryshnikov Residency at the Egg coming up!




Set Go Research and Performance Ensemble is a Contact Improvisation quartet featuring dancers Bradley Teal Ellis, Sarah Konner, Aaron Brandes, Shura Baryshnikov.  Brando, Bradley, Sarah, and Shura share a love for whimsical, whole-hearted, virtuosic improvisation; they have been dance-making together since 2009.


They have performed at the Moving Arts Lab (Earthdance, MA), the RISD Museum Open Rehearsals–improv/in/sight, for the Institute for the Study of Environment and the Society at Brown University, Providence Fringe Festival, and the Everybody Moves Festival at the School for Contemporary Dance and Thought in Northampton, MA. They have developed pedagogy together as part of the CI Ground Research laboratory project since 2010.




In addition to directing their own companies, Set Go artists have danced with other artists including Douglas Dunn, Heidi Henderson, and Headlong Dance Theater; and are currently on faculty, as well as artist-residents at universities across the United States. Members of the ensemble teach at acclaimed dance festivals nationally and internationally and offer regular classes in their local areas. They have unique training in somatic modalities including Laban Movement Analysis, Viewpoints, Structural Integration, Yoga, Pilates, and Body-Mind Centering®. 


The group is thrilled to be heading back to the Dragon’s Egg in June for their second residency, developing material for 2017/2018 performances. 

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