#TBT: Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Don Quixote" (1983)

#TBT: Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Don Quixote" (1983)

If you need a bit of cheering up as we near the end of another week in quarantine, Mikhail Baryshnikov’s unbridled charisma in this 1983 clip from American Ballet Theatre’s Don Quixote is just the ticket. Then the artistic director of ABT, Baryshnikov...
#TBT: Evelyn Hart in “Swan Lake” (1988)

#TBT: Evelyn Hart in “Swan Lake” (1988)

The individual touches that ballerinas incorporate into well-known classical variations are a source of endless fascination for us bunheads. (The abundant “variation compilation” videos on YouTube is proof of our obsession!) Odette’s solo in Swan...
#TBT: Natalia Makarova in “Raymonda”

#TBT: Natalia Makarova in “Raymonda”

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LSdHmbsUl_c The third act variation from Raymonda is deceptively simple–legato and heavy on bourrées and épaulement, it has few pirouettes or showy extensions. Instead, the piece calls for artistry and aristocratic command in order to...

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