Bird&Carrot presents the UK premiere of
Apollo Theatre, London
Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th May, 2017
Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a one-man show, p
Performed by legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, and based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, Brodsky/Baryshnikov is an emotional one-man journey deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions.
Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, director of The New Riga Theatre, and performed in Russian with English surtitles, Brodsky/Baryshnikov sees Baryshnikov performing a selection of his long-time friend Brodsky’s most poignant and eloquent works in a stunning new meditation on life and memory.
Baryshnikov first remembers reading Brodksy’s poetry when he was aged 16, having just arrived in Leningrad to study ballet. Brodsky and Baryshnikov were introduced at a party in New York, soon after Brodsky’s forcible exile from the Soviet Union in 1972. This marked the start of their 22 year friendship which lasted until Brodsky’s death in 1996.
The two men spoke nearly every day and even opened a restaurant together. Found somewhere between a play, a poetry recital and a piece of performance art, Brodsky/Baryshnikov is Baryshnikov’s nostalgic tribute to his once dear friend.
Brodsky/Baryshnikov in London is made possible thanks to the generous support of Norvik Banka and Blavatnik Family Foundation. It is a co-production between The New Riga Theatre and Baryshnikov Productions.
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