Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Part of the Kultur Video Dance Series, Baryishnikov: The Dancer and the Dance is a 1982 film produced by London Weekend Television. This documentary explores the life of Mikhail Baryshnikov from his childhood in Russia to his fame in the US as artistic director of the American Ballet Theater. Includes excerpts from performances, rehearshal footage, and interviews with Royal Ballet dancer Antoinette Sibley. Also includes the complete ballet Configurations, featuring by the American Ballet Theatre with Marianna Tcherkassky. First performed and filmed at the Brooklynm Academy of Music in 1981. Choreographed by Choo San Goh with the music of Samuel Barber (Concerto for Piano & Orchestra Opus 38).
ballet-company, ballet-dance, dance [art]