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Baryshnikov: In Black and White

Baryshnikov In Black and White The only collection of photographs documenting the last three decades of Mikhail Baryshnikov s brilliant career Universally acknowledged as the most celebrated artist in the dance world Time magazine

  • Title: Baryshnikov: In Black and White
  • Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • ISBN: 9781582341866
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The only collection of photographs documenting the last three decades of Mikhail Baryshnikov s brilliant career Universally acknowledged as the most celebrated artist in the dance world Time magazine proclaimed him the greatest living dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov s defection from the Soviet Union in 1974, at the age of twenty six, breathed new artistic freedom into an aThe only collection of photographs documenting the last three decades of Mikhail Baryshnikov s brilliant career Universally acknowledged as the most celebrated artist in the dance world Time magazine proclaimed him the greatest living dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov s defection from the Soviet Union in 1974, at the age of twenty six, breathed new artistic freedom into an already astonishing career Working with American Ballet Theatre where he was Artistic Director for ten years , the New York City Ballet with George Ballanchine , and finally forming his own company in 1990 with Mark Morris, White Oak Dance Project, Baryshnikov has, over these past decades, changed the face of dance.Baryshnikov in Black and White presents, in over 175 photographs, the remarkable breadth of his achievement between the years 1974 and 2000 From his legendary roles in the classic ballets Giselle and Don Quixote, to his work with some of the world s greatest contemporary choreographers, Baryshnikov is shown here in both rehearsal and performance Captured by the leading dance photographers, his vitality and genius are evident on every page With an inspired and richly detailed essay by the New Yorker dance critic and Baryshnikov biographer Joan Acocella, a complete chronology of his roles, and extensive annotated captions, Baryshnikov in Black and White is the definitive book on his remarkable career in the West.

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    1. Mikhail Baryshnikov

      Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov is a Soviet born Russian American dancer, choreographer, and actor, often cited alongside Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf Nureyev as one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century After a promising start in the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad, he defected to Canada in 1974 for opportunities in western dance After freelancing with many companies, he joined the New York City Ballet as a principal dancer to learn George Balanchine s style of movement He then moved to dance and later became artistic director with the American Ballet Theatre, also in New York.Baryshnikov has spearheaded many of his own artistic projects and has been associated in particular with promoting modern dance, premiering dozens of new works, including many of his own His success as a dramatic actor on stage, cinema and television has helped him become probably the most widely recognized contemporary ballet dancer.From 1990 to 2002, Baryshnikov was director and dancer with the White Oak Dance Project, which he co founded with choreographer Mark Morris White Oak was born of Baryshnikov s desire to be a driving force in the production of art, and, indeed, it expanded the repertoire and visibility of American modern dance.In 2005, he opened the Baryshnikov Arts Center BAC , a creative home for local and international artists to develop and present work.

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