Leap of faith: the dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Title
Leap of faith: the dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov
Additional title: Vestris (Choreographic work : ︠I︡Akobson)
Additional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Gorski after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Sylphide (Choreographic work : Petipa, M after Taglioni, F)
Names
Helmers, Randi (Narrator)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Interviewee)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008 (Interviewee)
Stefanschi, Sergiu (Interviewee)
Alovert, Nina (Interviewee)
Alovert, Nina (Photographer)
Fraser, John, 1944- (Interviewee)
Oliphant, Betty, 1918-2004 (Interviewee)
Peterson, Jim (Interviewee)
Peterson, Heather (Interviewee)
Kain, Karen (Interviewee)
Stewart, Tim (Interviewee)
Stewart, Nalini (Interviewee)
Tennant, Veronica (Interviewee)
Tennant, Veronica (Dancer)
Favaro, Isabella Cairess (Producer)
Favaro, Isabella Cairess (Director)
Pirotsky, Yehoram (Photographer)
Matheson, Geoff (Film editor)
Mallen, Sean (Screenwriter)
Shapilsky, Nina (Musician)
Shapilsky, Nina (Singer)
Vassine, Igor (Musician)
Collection

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 25
Topics
Dance
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Genres
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Music
Documentary films
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title transcribed from opening frames.
Content: Information on narrator captured from closing credits.
Content: The film includes the song "Mozart's Song", performed by Nina Shapilsky.
Creation/production credits: Produced and directed by Isabella Cairess Favaro; director of photography, Yehoram Pirotsky; editor, Geoff Matheson; writer, Sean Mallen; photographs, Nina Alovert; solo piano, Nina Shapilsky and Igor Vassine.
Performers: Randi Helmers (narrator); Mikhail Baryshnikov, Clive Barnes, Sergiu Stefanschi, Nina Alovert, John Fraser, Betty Oliphant, Jim Peterson, Heather Peterson, Karen Kain, Tim Stewart, Nalini Stewart, Veronica Tennant (interviewees); Mikhail Baryshnikov, Victoria Tennant (dancers).
Venue: Filmed 2000 Toronto, Canada.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (49 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Description
Mikhail Baryshnikov revisits his connection with Canada 25 years after his decision to seek asylum there. The documentary includes interviews, archival footage, and re-enactments of key events in June 1974. Baryshnikov performance clips include selections from "Vestris", "Don Quixote", "La Sylphide", and a White Oak Dance Project piece.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Russian
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19832101
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 07aa8f30-f741-0130-9688-3c075448cc4b
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  • 2000: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Leap of faith" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0a5ade30-f741-0130-ec8a-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Leap of faith" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0a5ade30-f741-0130-ec8a-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2000). Leap of faith Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/0a5ade30-f741-0130-ec8a-3c075448cc4b

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Leap of faith