Leap of faith: the dance of Mikhail BaryshnikovAdditional 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)
NamesHelmers, 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)
Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2000
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 25
TopicsDanceBaryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
GenresFilmed performancesFilmed danceMotion picturesMusicDocumentary filmsInterviews
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (49 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionMikhail 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19832101Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 07aa8f30-f741-0130-9688-3c075448cc4b
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