Leap of faith: the dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov

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Leap of faith: the dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov
Additional title: Vestris (Choreographic work : ︠I︡Akobson)
Additional title: Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Gorski after Petipa, M)
Additional title: Sylphide (Choreographic work : Petipa, M after Taglioni, F)
Helmers, Randi (Narrator)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Interviewee)
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- (Dancer)
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008 (Interviewee)
Stefanschi, Sergiu (Interviewee)
Alovert, Nina (Interviewee)
Alovert, Nina (Photographer)
Fraser, John, 1944- (Interviewee)
Oliphant, Betty, 1918-2004 (Interviewee)
Peterson, Jim (Interviewee)
Peterson, Heather (Interviewee)
Kain, Karen (Interviewee)
Stewart, Tim (Interviewee)
Stewart, Nalini (Interviewee)
Tennant, Veronica (Interviewee)
Tennant, Veronica (Dancer)
Favaro, Isabella Cairess (Producer)
Favaro, Isabella Cairess (Director)
Pirotsky, Yehoram (Photographer)
Matheson, Geoff (Film editor)
Mallen, Sean (Screenwriter)
Shapilsky, Nina (Musician)
Shapilsky, Nina (Singer)
Vassine, Igor (Musician)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2000
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 25
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Content: Title transcribed from opening frames.
Content: Information on narrator captured from closing credits.
Content: The film includes the song "Mozart's Song", performed by Nina Shapilsky.
Creation/production credits: Produced and directed by Isabella Cairess Favaro; director of photography, Yehoram Pirotsky; editor, Geoff Matheson; writer, Sean Mallen; photographs, Nina Alovert; solo piano, Nina Shapilsky and Igor Vassine.
Performers: Randi Helmers (narrator); Mikhail Baryshnikov, Clive Barnes, Sergiu Stefanschi, Nina Alovert, John Fraser, Betty Oliphant, Jim Peterson, Heather Peterson, Karen Kain, Tim Stewart, Nalini Stewart, Veronica Tennant (interviewees); Mikhail Baryshnikov, Victoria Tennant (dancers).
Venue: Filmed 2000 Toronto, Canada.
Acquisition: Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (49 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Mikhail Baryshnikov revisits his connection with Canada 25 years after his decision to seek asylum there. The documentary includes interviews, archival footage, and re-enactments of key events in June 1974. Baryshnikov performance clips include selections from "Vestris", "Don Quixote", "La Sylphide", and a White Oak Dance Project piece.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19832101
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 07aa8f30-f741-0130-9688-3c075448cc4b
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Leap of faith" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2000. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0a5ade30-f741-0130-ec8a-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Leap of faith" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0a5ade30-f741-0130-ec8a-3c075448cc4b

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (2000). Leap of faith Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/0a5ade30-f741-0130-ec8a-3c075448cc4b

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Leap of faith