Baryshnikov on Opening the Baryshnikov Arts Center
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions - Baryshnikov Arts Center
Decades after he first took the world by storm, Mikhail Baryshnikov is still dancing, and now in his 60's, he is still recognized as the quintessence of his art form. In 2005, he opened the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, which provides space and support for creating art. He talked about his illustrious ballet career and nurturing young dancers and choreographers with PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeff Brown.
REHEARSAL CLIP: Mikhail dances with the Hell's Kitchen Dance Company in a piece called 'Come In' directed by Aszure Barton who is a choreographer in residence at the Baryshnikov Art Center. Watch a behind the scenes rehearsal of Baryshnikov with the young troupe under the direction of Barton.