Thursday, 28 January 2010

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Happy Birthday to

Mikhail Baryshnikov

62 today

Dance is not a medium that I pretend to understand, or even care for much, but few can argue with the power and depth of performers like Mikhail, who for most of the 70's, following his defection from Russia in 1974, was hailed as one of the greatest male dancers of all time. Here is a small excerpt from his famed Nutcracker in 1977.

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