Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from November 2022.
On the eve of receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award, Mikhail Baryshnikov shares his thoughts on artistry, the war in Ukraine and lessons learned during the pandemic.
When White Nights opened in American theaters on December 6, 1985, it was a decidedly risky proposition. Mikhail Baryshnikov was a massive ballet star, but hadn’t spent much time acting on camera. Gregory Hines was a lauded tap dancer on Broadway and in films, but had never been given a dramatic leading role. Yet director […]
November 21 marks Natalia Makarova’s 80th birthday. The ballerina made international headlines in September 1970 when she defected from the Soviet Union while on tour with the Kirov Ballet in London. That December, she made her American Ballet Theatre debut, an association that altered the company’s trajectory. “In ballet, stardom doesn’t come overnight as it […]
Seventy one years ago today, a new movie hit theaters: The Red Shoes. For a certain generation of dancers, this was the movie—the one that initially inspired them to step inside the studio. For others, it was the first film they ever saw that finally “got” them. When Moira Shearer’s character Victoria Page answers the […]
What does Mikhail Baryshnikov have to say to dancers starting their careers today? On Friday, he gave the keynote speech during the graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The heart of his message: Be generous. After promising not to talk politics, he said he would go “180 […]
The biggest weekend in Broadway is finally upon us: The Tony Awards are this Sunday (airing at 8 pm EST on CBS). While other media outlets might be busy forecasting winners, we’re speculating about the dancing we might get to see during the broadcast. Needless to say, we have a few ideas. First off, let’s […]
Mikhail Baryshnikov has yet another honor to add to his impressive trophy case: The renowned Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award given by the Japan Art Association. The lifetime achievement award, given every year since 1989, celebrates artistic fields not covered by the Nobel Prize. And it comes with quite a notable financial gift: 15 million […]