About the ArtistS
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 and Strimpel have been creating and sharing their work together since 2014 when their piece, “Bench Duet” was selected as the DanceNOW at Joe’s Pub Festival Challenge Winner. 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.
Photos by Walker Esner