Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Legendary Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov Tours Israel
Mikhail Baryshnikov the famed Russian-American ballet dancer and actor and fellow dancer Ana Laguna closed the curtain to a dynamic and successful four nights of sold-out performances in Israel.
On Saturday night, Baryshnikov and Laguna performed Three Solos and a Duet at the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv. The two also performed three more times at the Herzliya Performing Arts Center.
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“I made this commitment a long time ago,” he told a press conference Thursday morning at Suzanne Dellal. He thinks of Israel with much nostalgia and remembers his previous visit. “I have many friends in Israel, dancers who have studied with me and colleagues with whom I’ve danced. Also there are many artists in Israel whose work I respect very much”, he added.