Mikhail Baryshnikov


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29th May 2022 | FlixCatalog Staff

Boyishly cute, diminutive and strong as a bull, but as graceful as any gazelle or swan, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a household name even to non-balletomanes. Widely considered to be one of the greatest and biggest names in dance.Mikhail began his ballet studies in his native Riga, Latvia. He was accepted by the Leningrad Choreographic School, the associate school of the Kirov Ballet. One of his instructors there was Alexander Pushkin, who had taught Rudolf Nureyev - who defected in Paris and was already making a name for himself in America. Among Baryshnikov's friends at the school were Alexander Godunov (nicknamed Sasha) and "ballerina assoluta" Natalia Makarova.Mikhail joined the Kirov Ballet of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and his technique and balletic abilities were so great, he skipped the corps and was immediately put in a soloist position. While doing quite well in Russia, even finding an audience fanbase, the government and dance seemed to be too limiting and frustrating for him. Like other Russian dancers before him and after him, he would soon defect.When the Kirov was touring in Canada, Baryshnikov defected and then quickly became a member of the National Ballet of Canada. Later on, he joined the American Ballet Theatre becoming one of the company's principal dancers. During this time he was reintroduced to 'Gelsey Kirkland' of New York City Ballet, whom he had previously met in Russia, becoming partners both on the stage and in real life. The celebrated partnership went on to become legendary, with their most well-known work being Baryshnikov's version of Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker".In 1977, Mikhail made his film debut in Am Wendepunkt (1977), a part written especially for him, where he played Yuri, a superstar ballet defector from Russia who beds more ballerinas than he dances with. Gelsey was also slated to co-star, but she wanted "no part of Hollywood", had objections to the storyline and soon after the two split. The movie went on to be nominated for 11 Oscars, including one for Mikhail.Throughout his life Mikhail had idolized George Balanchine, the great choreographer and ballet master of the early 20th century for his innovation within the art of modern ballet. Thus, in addition to his occasional casting in films, Baryshnikov applied to and became a student of the great Balanchine, learning his choreography styles, taking a sabbatical from the ABT. Mikhail danced "Prodigal Son" and numerous other ballets at NYCB under Balanchine's direction and continued with NYCB until he was offered the position of Artistic Director at ABT. He briefly resumed the role of principal dancer, but was forced to quit professional ballet due to injuries. In the 1990's, he co-founded the White Oak Dance Project, and in 2000 received a lifetime of achievement award at the Kennedy Center Honor Awards.Baryshnikov has been called the greatest male dancer of the 20th century and continues to dance, model and act, both in film and in the theater. - IMDb Mini Biography By: dane youssef

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Streaming Availability

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Releases by Year

Mikhail Baryshnikov on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1971 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Mikhail Baryshnikov movies released per year from 1987 till 2021.

Top Genres

Mikhail Baryshnikov works mostly in Documentary Genre followed by Drama Genre flixes. 37% of Mikhail Baryshnikov movies are Documentary Genre movies. See Top Genres that Mikhail Baryshnikov worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Mikhail Baryshnikov has worked on is 6.8.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

The Nutcracker (1977)

The television adaptation of the Baryshnikov production.

8.3/1078 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Place is a sensational dance film, especially created for world-famous dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov & Ana Laguna by an outstanding international team of artists.

7.3/1030 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

7.2/1082 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

That's Dancing! (1985)

The history of dance depicted on film.

7.1/10105 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American, who has married a Russian woman, lives with her. He is ...

6.6/10136 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Company Business (1991)

A retired CIA agent is recruited to participate in a prisoner exchange with the Russians.

5.6/1098 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

Dancers (1987)

A successful aging dancer takes a young female protegee.

4.4/1099 min

Available in 3 platform(s).