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Mikhail Baryshnikov

on BBC Two England

An evening at the American Ballet Theatre. In this first of two programmes, the great Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, now resident in the USA, presents his company in two very different works by major
American choreographers.
Duets
Choreography by MERCE CUNNINGHAM
Music by JOHN CAGE
Light, quick and elegant, the six dancers bring a balletic athleticism to Cunningham's cool modernity. La Sonnambula
Choreography by GEORGE BALANCHINE
Music by VTTTORIO RIETI
A distillation of romanticism, a plot packed with violence, passion and the supernatural. Director THOMAS GRIMM Producer JUDY KINBERG
('Baryshnikov Dances Balanchine' tomorrow at & 05pm)

Contributors

Choreography By:
Merce Cunningham
Music By:
John Cage
Choreography By:
George Balanchine
Music By:
Vtttorio Rieti
Director:
Thomas Grimm
Producer:
Judy Kinberg
Poet:
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Poet:
Alessandra Ferri
Coquette:
Leslie Browne
Baron:
Michael Owen

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