Mikhail Baryshnikov News

Date of Birth: January 28, 1948 (68)
Birth Place: Riga, Lativa, SOVIET UNION
Gender: Male
YoungArts Awareness Day Kicks Off National YoungArts Foundation's 2016-17 SeasonYoungArts Awareness Day Kicks Off National YoungArts Foundation's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

On Tuesday, September 27th, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) kicked off its 2016-2017 season with the third annual YoungArts Awareness Day, promoting the arts as a viable and rewarding career path, and celebrating the outstanding achievements of artists across the nation, many of whom are YoungArts alumni. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

As part of the tenth edition of its celebrated contemporary arts festival Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are thrilled to launch BRIDGING: A French-American Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusion in the Arts, a new initiative exploring issues of cultural equity in the US and France. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi PerformsBaryshnikov Arts Center Hosts Annual Fall Fete: Singer/Songwriter And Alumna Somi Performs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will host its annual benefit to support the Center's programs on Monday, September 26, 2016, in BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater and Howard Gilman Performance Space. The festive, intimate evening will raise funds for BAC through ticket purchases and a silent auction of visual art works. Proceeds will support BAC's artist-centered programs and help to maintain affordable ticket prices. (more...)

Verb Ballets 2016-17 Season Kicks Off  30th Anniversary Company CelebrationVerb Ballets 2016-17 Season Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Company Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Verb Ballets, under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, presents dynamic programming for the 2016-17 season through bold artistry, unique style, and technical excellence. Verb Ballets begins its 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2017. The company has an exciting line-up of main-stage performances throughout Northeast Ohio and continues the Ballet Up-Close in-studio series to engage audiences in the creative process. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

TRANSFORMATIONS Commissioning Program and More Set for YoungArts' 2016-17 SeasonTRANSFORMATIONS Commissioning Program and More Set for YoungArts' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The National YoungArts Foundation today announces a dynamic roster of new performances, showcases, exhibitions and cross-disciplinary collaborations for its 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsCasting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and ABT, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director and Terry Dwyer, Segerstrom Center President. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker will be given 12 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 9-18, 2016. The Nutcracker, set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The Pacific Symphony performs the beloved holiday score. In the Los Angeles Times review from last year's inaugural Center performance, it declared, "Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky has made his own Christmas miracle: a joyful 'Nutcracker' ballet that is ravishing and clever enough to inspire multiple viewings." (more...)

Deborah Hay, Laurie Anderson, Cullberg Ballet Unite for FIGURE A SEADeborah Hay, Laurie Anderson, Cullberg Ballet Unite for FIGURE A SEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Deborah Hay, a founding member of Judson Dance Theater, is one of the most radical and influential  choreographers of our time. Where else but Peak Performances to present the US Premiere of her new work, Figure a Sea Set to a score by legendary electronic music pioneer Laurie Anderson and performed by 20 dancers of Sweden's adventurous Cullberg Ballet, Figure a Sea makes its US Premiere October 6th through October 9th at Peak Performances, which has become the new home for the best in modern dance. (more...)

Celebrity Series Announces Locations for Street Pianos BostonCelebrity Series Announces Locations for Street Pianos Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The sound of music will be heard all across Boston from September 23-October 10, 2016 as Celebrity Series of Boston brings back Street Pianos Boston.  (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff AdditionKC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff Addition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of six new members, Kelsey Hellebuyck, Emily Mistretta, Gustavo Ribeiro, Amaya Rodriguez, James Rogers, Kevin Wilson, and three new apprentices, Ivan Braatz, Sarah Joan Smith, and Katherine Sawicki to the Kansas City Ballet Company. (more...)

Alex Timbers and Stefanie Batten Bland to Receive 2016 Jerome Robbins AwardAlex Timbers and Stefanie Batten Bland to Receive 2016 Jerome Robbins Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Stefanie Batten Bland, a choreographic artist and 2016 Bessie Schonberg Fellow is the Artistic Director of Company SBB. Alex Timbers is a two-time Tony nominated playwright and theater director, recipient of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and two-time OBIE and Lortel Award winner, and co-creator and co-executive producer of the television show, Mozart in the Jungle. Both will be presented with the 2016 Jerome Robbins Award at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) on November 7, 2016 at an invitation-only performance beginning at 6.30. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces New Year-Round Dance StudioJacob's Pillow Announces New Year-Round Dance Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

On Saturday, August 27, Jacob's Pillow Dance announced plans to build a new dance studio on the historic Jacob's Pillow campus. The announcement was made by Director Pamela Tatge at the Pillow's 2016 Festival Finale, with the official ground-breaking ceremony to take place at the Pillow on Friday, October 14 at 5pm. (more...)

AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH MACARTHUR FELLOWS Set for Harris TheaterAN EVENING OF DANCE WITH MACARTHUR FELLOWS Set for Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce An Evening of Dance with MacArthur Fellows - a performance honoring 35 years of the iconic MacArthur Fellowship program. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dance Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov Endorses Hillary ClintonSTAGE TUBE: Dance Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov Endorses Hillary Clinton
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

Today, Humanity for Hillary released a new video called '#ITrustHer' starring legendary Russian-American dancer, choreographer, and actor, Mikhail Baryshnikov. In a direct attack on Trump, Baryshnikov warns voters about 'dangerous totalitarian opportunists like Donald Trump' and likens the GOP nominee's rhetoric to that of a Soviet dictator. Watch the full video below! (more...)

The Center for Ballet Arts Announces Fall 2016 EventsThe Center for Ballet Arts Announces Fall 2016 Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Center for Ballet Arts has announced their schedule of  fall 2016 events (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS and ARIAS Company next weekJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents SOME OF A THOUSAND WORDS and ARIAS Company next week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 presents the second artistic collaboration of Wendy Whelan and Brian Brooks with live music by string quartet Brooklyn Rider in Some of a Thousand Words, July 27-31. (more...)

Excerpts from LA BAYADERE, SLEEPING BEAUTY & More Set for The Hartt School's 'From Studio to Stage'Excerpts from LA BAYADERE, SLEEPING BEAUTY & More Set for The Hartt School's 'From Studio to Stage'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) Dance Department presents an evening of ballet-The Kingdom Of The Shades from the full-length ballet La Bayadere, Aurora's Wedding from the ballet classic The Sleeping Beauty, and two ballets by legendary choreographer Antony Tudor-on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. (more...)

Hubbard Street 2's MARIKO'S MAGICAL MIX Set for Jacob's Pillow This MonthHubbard Street 2's MARIKO'S MAGICAL MIX Set for Jacob's Pillow This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Hubbard Street 2, the young second company of the world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, will present Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure for their Jacob's Pillow debut, in the Doris Duke Theatre, July 13-17. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 8/3-7New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, 8/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform two works at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre from August 3- 7, 2016. Jacob's Pillow, a National Historic Landmark, National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America's longest-running dance festival, is located in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts at 358 George Carter Road in Becket. (more...)

Hartford Stage Announces Final Play of 2016-17 Season: Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9Hartford Stage Announces Final Play of 2016-17 Season: Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include Caryl Churchill's landmark play Cloud 9, a provocative and vital comedy that looks at the ever-changing world of sexual identity, directed by Elizabeth Williamson. (more...)

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