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Leap of faith : the dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Title
Leap of faith : the dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Publication
Toronto : Favaro-Mallen Films Inc., 2000.

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Helmers, Randi
  • Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948-
  • Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008
  • Stefanschi, Sergiu
  • Alovert, Nina
  • Fraser, John, 1944-
  • Oliphant, Betty, 1918-2004
  • Peterson, Jim
  • Peterson, Heather
  • Kain, Karen
  • Stewart, Tim
  • Stewart, Nalini
  • Tennant, Veronica
  • Favaro, Isabella Cairess
  • Pirotsky, Yehoram
  • Matheson, Geoff
  • Mallen, Sean
  • Shapilsky, Nina
  • Vassine, Igor
Found In
Mikhail Baryshnikov archive, 1960-2010.
Description
1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sound, color.
Summary
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.
Uniform Title
  • Vestris (Choreographic work : ︠I︡Akobson)
  • Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Gorski after Petipa, M)
  • Sylphide (Choreographic work : Petipa, M after Taglioni, F)
Alternative Title
Mikhail Baryshnikov archive. Moving image materials.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Dance.
  • Music.
  • Video.
  • Filmed performances.
Note
  • Title transcribed from opening frames.
  • Information on narrator captured from closing credits.
  • The film includes the song "Mozart's Song", performed by Nina Shapilsky.
Access (note)
  • Patrons can access streaming video file online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
Credits (note)
  • 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.
Performer (note)
  • 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).
Source (note)
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov,
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Mikhail Baryshnikov Archive, 1960-2010.
Call Number
*MGZIDF 25
OCLC
  • 846911379
  • 846911379
Title
Leap of faith : the dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Production
Toronto : Favaro-Mallen Films Inc., 2000.
Country of Producing Entity
Canada.
Type of Content
two-dimensional moving image
Type of Medium
video
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Cast
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).
Restricted Access
Patrons can access streaming video file online only onsite at the Library for the Performing Arts.
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.
Event
Filmed 2000 Toronto, Canada.
Original Version
Original format: 1 videocassette (VHS) ; 1/2 in.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Mikhail Baryshnikov Archive, 1960-2010.
Source
Gift; Mikhail Baryshnikov, 2011.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Added Author
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, director of photography.
Matheson, Geoff, film editor.
Mallen, Sean, screenwriter.
Shapilsky, Nina, pianist.
Shapilsky, Nina, singer.
Vassine, Igor, pianist.
Baryshnikov, Mikhail, 1948- donor
Added Title
Container of (work): Vestris (Choreographic work : ︠I︡Akobson)
Container of (work): Don Quixote (Choreographic work : Gorski after Petipa, M)
Container of (work): Sylphide (Choreographic work : Petipa, M after Taglioni, F)
Mikhail Baryshnikov archive. Moving image materials.
Found In:
Mikhail Baryshnikov archive, 1960-2010.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDF 25
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