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Dancer (Steven Kantor, US/Russia/Ukraine/UK, 2016)

No dancer has had the effect on me that Sergei Polunin has. I’d come to Nureyev when he was too old and I too young. He was very beautiful still but already stodgy in movement. 2,296 more words

A Fountain of Laughter and Baryshnikov

I am about to confess something not too many people know. When I was still pretty young, probably about ten, I earned a nickname that I really didn’t like. 351 more words


Sobre a dança

Por Emannuel 

Meu primeiro contato real com a dança aconteceu quando eu devia ter uns quinze ou dezesseis anos. O colégio estava organizando algum tipo de evento, que hoje não consigo lembrar qual poderia ter sido, e parte dele seria uma valsa com estudantes do meu ano. 1,119 more words


Baryshnikov in "Letter to A Man" at Royce Hall

By Jane Rosenberg

I approached Robert Wilson and Mikhail Baryshnikov’s latest collaboration, Letter to a Man, with great expectations. A music and movement based theatre piece exploring the diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, … 764 more words

A Life in Theater (III)

Going to see shows in New York was great fun.  I got to see shows I worked on, like a Bobby Siverls’ scene showcase, where I was Assistant Stage Manager, and Total Theatre Performers’ Macbeth, where I was the lighting technician. 252 more words

a dancers dream

Last night I dreamt of Baryshnikov.

His movement, perhaps even still, exposed aliveness beyond what is essentially real.

In my dream, my body mimicked his, fluid motion that defied the earth’s gravitational pull. 367 more words


Just Falling Down Dead Is An Option

I had forgotten that the variation we’re doing is from act 2 of Giselle, with the Wilis trying to dance Albrecht into his grave, which he may or may not richly deserve depending on whether we read him as a soulless playboy toying with the heart of an innocent country lass or the star-crossed youth torn between True Love and social obligation. 66 more words