Baryshnikov

Baryshnikov : In Black and White

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'This book documents one of the most remarkable stories in late twentieth-century dance: the vastness, the sheer, scaling ambition, of the repertory that Mikhail Baryshnikov undertook once he defected to the West.' - Joan Acocella. "Baryshnikov: In Black In White" is a stunning book of photographs of one of the great dancers of the 20th century. Taken by leading dance photographers, here are over 170 chronologically ordered photographs that chart Baryshnikov's evolution and capture his legendary athleticism, energy and charisma. Stunningly designed, with an introduction by his biographer and the New Yorker dance critic Joan Acocella, "Baryshnikov: In Black In White" is the definitive visual companion to Baryshnikov's extraordinary career.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 210 x 262 x 32mm | 1,559.99g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074755868X
  • 9780747558682
  • 940,915

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'This book documents one of the most remarkable stories in late twentieth-century dance: the vastness, the sheer, scaling ambition, of the repertory that Mikhail Baryshnikov undertook once he defected to the West.' - Joan Acocellashow more

About Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov was born in Latvia to Russian parents. He began studying ballet at the age of nine and became a member of the Kirov company in Leningrad in 1969. Five years later, he defected to the West and settled in New York City as a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. He has collaborated with such American ballet legends as George Ballanchine, Twyla Tharp, and Mark Morris, with whom he co-founded the White Oak Dance Project in 1990. During his long and varied career, Baryshnikov has appeared in more than 100 different ballets, five films, and three Emmy award-winning television specials.show more

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