A 1976 live performance that served as the great ballet dancer's American television debut. This program showcases Baryshnikov at the peak of his talents, shortly after arriving in the West. The video features Baryshnikov in solos and pas de deux with a variety of ballerinas, including Gelsey Kirkland.
Description by Kultur Films:
This 1976 live performance showcases the incredible Mikhail Baryshnikov, at the peak of his talents, shortly after arriving in the West.
Television debut performance for ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov after his defection to the west (via Canada) in July 1974. He dances "Coppelia pas de deux", "La Spectre de la Rose", "Vestris" and "Don Quixote pas de deux", with Gelsey Kirkland and Marianna Tcherkassky.
Classical Music |
Live Performances |
Filmed live at Wolf Trap.
Part of the Kultur Home Video Dance Series.
Copyright 1976 The Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.
Distributed by Kultur International Films, Ltd.
Gelsey Kirkland dances "Coppelia pas de Deux" and "Don Quixote pas de deux."
Marianna Tcherkassky dances "La Spectre de la Rose."