Mikhail baryshnikov

Explore the extraordinary life and career of Mikhail Baryshnikov, one of the greatest ballet dancers of all time. Discover his iconic performances, artistic collaborations, and lasting impact on the world of dance.
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On July 27, 1974, Mikhail Baryshnikov made his American Ballet Theatre debut, dancing opposite fellow expatriate Natalia Makarova in Giselle mere weeks after his defection from the Soviet Union. The then-26-year-old caused a sensation, with Dance Magazine contributor Olga Maynard observing in her review, “If Baryshnikov exerts his good influences on ballet in the West […]

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Gabrialle Fleming
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On July 27, 1974, Mikhail Baryshnikov made his American Ballet Theatre debut, dancing opposite fellow expatriate Natalia Makarova in Giselle mere weeks after his defection from the Soviet Union. The then-26-year-old caused a sensation, with Dance Magazine contributor Olga Maynard observing in her review, “If Baryshnikov exerts his good influences on ballet in the West […]

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Juanpa D
theartsdesk Q&A: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Part 2 | The Arts Desk Modern Dance, People, Russian Ballet, Dance, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Manly, Rudolf Nureyev, Man, Nureyev

On Tuesday Mikhail Baryshnikov, just turned 62, will dance again, an evergreen superstar as well as philanthropist. The occasion will be the opening of the Jerome Robbins Theater, his latest project in his Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. In this second collection of conversations with him - read part 1 here - edited from interview transcripts from 1993, 1996, 1999 and 2004, Baryshnikov talks about his devotion to George Balanchine, global celebrity with ABT and beyond, and the voyage he…

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Donna McMaster