Legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is widely considered one of the greatest ballet dancers in history. After beginning his career at the Mariinsky Ballet in Leningrad he defected to Canada in 1974, later joining the New York City Ballet before becoming artistic director of the American Ballet Theatre. His work as an actor has seen him receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor alongside a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the film 'The Turning Point', and is know to a new generation of fans thanks to his recurring role in Sex and the City.
Brodsky or Baryshnikov Tickets
Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky's mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis' reverent imagining of Brodsky's interior world.
Performed in Russian with English surtitles.
English translation by Jamey Gambrell.
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