Mikhail Baryshnikov

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

He may be one of the greatest ballet dancers of the 20th century, but Mikhail Baryshnikov has also been a photographer for most of his adult life. He's just released a collection of his photographs that pay homage to choreographer Merce Cunningham. The book is called Merce My Way.


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Comments [5]

Joe McLaughlin from manhattan

Rich soul, has Baryshnikov. I'm thankful to have heard the interview.
Where on this site is the slide show you spoke of?

The Lopate Show responds: You can find the link to the slideshow above. Our apologies for the delay.

Mar. 03 2009 12:54 PM
Frustrated photographer from nyc

As a working photographer I cant help but to roll my eyes again as another actor, musician, dancer, activist, etc.. picks up a camera and all of a sudden is showing at the premiere galleries and publishing books. Suppose I'm bitter but for the love of christ!

Mar. 03 2009 12:42 PM
lisa from Union Square

So wonderful to hear of his connection to DR. One more reason to admire the person and the artist!

Mar. 03 2009 12:28 PM

With all due respect to the revered host and guest, I was disappointed to hear that Baryshnikov was going to be on the show talking about his photographs. Now I understand that he has just released a book of them, so it makes more sense. He's brilliant in his own field, I don't know his pictures. But I know my own, and those of many other emerging artists, and have wished in the past, and now again, that there might be some space for us on your show. I sent you a small catalog of my (Hudson) River series, Leonard, last year.

Mar. 03 2009 12:23 PM
Deb from the Bronx

Leonard forgot to mention he's an actor - a major love interest of Carrie on Sex and the City and of course a cool spy in White Nights with the late Gregory Hines :(

Mar. 03 2009 12:14 PM

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