12/22/17 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY- 3 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Baryshnikov and Kirkland- Grand Pas de Deux


tumblr_lduf0podyb1qzzh6gMikhail Baryshnikov & Gelsey Kirkland perform the Nutcracker, Grand Pas de Deux with American Ballet Theatre (1977)
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12/22/17 O&A NYC DANCE 3 DAYS OF NUTCRACKER: Baryshnikov and Kirkland- Grand Pas de Deux

tumblr_lduf0podyb1qzzh6gMikhail Baryshnikov & Gelsey Kirkland perform the Nutcracker, Grand Pas de Deux with American Ballet Theatre (1977)
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12/9/16 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland- Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux

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During the 1977 Christmas season, CBS brought Mikhail Baryshnikov’s highly acclaimed American Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutcracker to television. The production has remains the most popular and most often shown television production of the work in the U.S.  Mikhail Baryshnikov performed the title role, with Gelsey Kirkland as Clara.
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5/13/16 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Theme & Variations- Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov (1978) American Ballet Theatre

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Theme and Variations received its world premiere at New York’s City Center on November 26, 1947, danced by Alicia Alonso and Igor Youskevitch. George Balanchine’s plotless ballet with its glorious choreography and glittering costumes is a vision of the Imperial Ballet in its heyday at the Maryinksy Theatre.  A second production with costumes by Desmond Heeley,  premiered at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, on April 17, 1978, with Gelsey Kirkland and Mikhail Baryshnikov in the leading roles.

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12/18/15 O&A Shall We Dance: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland- Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux

Shall We Dance

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During the 1977 Christmas season, CBS brought Mikhail Baryshnikov’s highly acclaimed American Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutcracker to television. The production has remains the most popular and most often shown television production of the work in the U.S.  Mikhail Baryshnikov performed the title role, with Gelsey Kirkland as Clara.
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12/4/14 O&A Shall We Dance: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland- Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux

Shall We Dance

nutcracker-baryshnikov

During the Christmas season of 1977, CBS brought his highly acclaimed American Ballet Theatre production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Nutcracker to television. The production has remained to this day the most popular and most often shown television production of the work in the U.S.  Mikhail Baryshnikov performed the title role, with Gelsey Kirkland as Clara.
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O&A Saturday Dance Bonus: 1976 Television Debut of Mikhail Baryshnikov

mqdefault Mikhail Baryshnikov’s 1976 United States television debut live from Wolf Trap. The performance also featured  Gelsey Kirkland and Marianna Tcherkassky in Coppelia (pas de deux), Le spectre de la Rose, Vestris and Don Quixote (pas de deux). Continue reading