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Mikhail Baryshnikov Transforms Chekhov in Santa Monica

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

If you're a fan of Mikhail Baryshnikov, or think you know your Chekhov from your Pushkin, Man in a Case might be your theatrical cup of tea.

Baryshnikov at the Broad Stage

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

photo by T. Charles Erickson Even in this subdued and somber rendering of a pair of Chekhov stories, Mikhail Baryshnikov and his creative partners ...

Ricardo Bustamante: Profile of a Ballet Master at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.08.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Last week's premiere at San Francisco Ballet proved to be an all-around artistic feat - again for Ratmansky, for the entire company of San Francisco Ballet and, yes, for Shostakovich who had not penned these compositions for the ballet stage.

Turkey Lurkey Time

George Heymont | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Marga Gomez is back at The Marsh with a new one-woman show (her 10th). Unlike previous monologues which were primarily autobiographical, Lovebirds is a beautifully written piece of fiction whose protagonist is a photographer named Polaroid Phillie.

Man in a Case at Berkeley Rep: Chekhov, Baryshnikov and Love

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.31.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Any tale of love by Anton Chekhov is bound to be a sad tale. Adapt them for the stage and present them with grace, invention and deep humanity, as Mikhail Baryshnikov and a small company of actor-dancers are doing in Man in a Case, and sadness assumes an unusually compelling allure.

Mikhail Baryshnikov: 'My Life Has Been Immensely Enriched' By Gay People

Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Mikhail Baryshnikov has joined a growing chorus of celebrities, athletes and other public figures in denouncing Russia's "gay propaganda" law. The...

From Russia, With Love

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Snowden, like Elvis has left the building. Please let's not disgrace ourselves further by behaving like spoiled sports. We have important topics to address. Climate change effects mitigation, jobs creation, et cetera.

The Power of Implementation

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.18.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

One of the frustrations of being a consultant is that one doesn't have control over the implementation of the plans you develop.

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.

A Peek Inside Mikhail Baryshnikov's Extensive Art Collection

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts

It's been over 25 years since Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected to the West, leaving his Soviet motherland for the American art world...

Americans Bring Russian Don Quixote Home to Spain

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Will performing in the homeland of Miguel de Cervantes add even more Spanish brio to this spirited, madcap Russian ballet?

13 Unique Baby Names For Artistic Parents

nameberry | Posted 10.19.2012 | Parents

Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Coincidentally or not, many dancers have names that aptly project an image of lightness and grace. And t...

Dance and Love (Part 1 of 3)

Lightsey Darst | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

What held me was how this passage linked dance, which I knew and loved, with sex, which as a good little girl, I feared. It proposed passion as a natural outgrowth of dance; it linked the ecstasy I knew with the one I didn't. It was a sign -- for a long time, one of a very few -- that I would cross with pleasure into my adult body.

"Just Like You": Finding Inspiration With Amy Williams, President of Citizens of Humanity

Teddy Wayne | Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact
Teddy Wayne

"The success (however that's defined) will come in time... but is secondary to doing what you love. And all of them see themselves as a part of the greater creative community -- there seems to be a real respect among this level of achiever for the people who have influenced them."

Old Men, Take a Look at Your Work: Why Neil Young and Jerry Seinfeld Need to Stop Phoning It in or Retire Already

Christina Pesoli | Posted 09.23.2012 | Entertainment
Christina Pesoli

Both Neil Young and Jerry Seinfeld got famous for good reason. They both are incredibly gifted. And they both have accomplished a lot in their careers. But if they want to stay in the game, they have to keep using their talent.

What a Piece of Work Is Man

George Heymont | Posted 09.07.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

While each has its unique moments of despair, a ribald sense of optimism courses through each filmmaking effort. It's too bad these films have such limited potential for distribution. My hope is that each finds a wider audience.

First Position Will Keep You on Your Toes

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Carole Mallory

As I watched First Position I was reminded of my friendship with Mikhail Baryshnikov.

When Theater Stage Embraces Cutting Edge Art

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I did find some amazing artwork, though it was not in the galleries or museums, but on the stage.

Actress To Star In Lincoln Center Festival

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Mikhail Baryshnikov, Cate Blanchett and Alan Cumming will be among the stars in this summer's Lincoln Center Festival. The festival annou...

Baryshnikov Shows His Dance Photography In Miami

AP | By JENNIFER KAY | Posted 02.23.2012 | Arts

MIAMI -- The dancer in the photograph isn't frozen in time. Her body is the source of light on a darkened stage, and with a blur of muscle, she's danc...

Did You Wish The World's Best Dancer Happy Birthday?

Posted 01.27.2012 | Arts

Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov is hailed as one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century. He was also nominated for an Oscar for The Turnin...

Mikhail Barynshikov's Street Style

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and actress Jessi...

Baryshnikov Painting Sold For $746,500

AP | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A 19th century painting of St. Petersburg that Mikhail Baryshnikov purchased decades ago, and depicting the Russian city he loved, was auc...

What the World of Dance Can Learn From World of Warcraft

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

Given the strong community aspect of WoW and the level of commitment players maintain, I was fascinated by the choreographic aspects of this technologically interactive platform.

Mikhail Baryshnikov's NY House On Sale For $4M

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PALISADES, N.Y. — A suburban New York house owned by Mikhail Baryshnikov is on the market for an asking price of about $4 million. The Wall Str...