Mikhail Baryshnikov Turning Point Outtakes

Check out my latest YouTube video on The Turning Point outtakes featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov. My last video featured solos from Baryshnikov in the 1977 movie. The movie featured big name ballet stars of the 1970s including Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Antoinette Sibley, Fernando Bujones. For those that can’t get enough of the movie’s great dancing, former New York City Ballet dancer Kurt Froman posted outtakes on his Instagram feed from the movie that ended up on the cutting room floor. In this video, I provide an analysis of Baryshnikov’s Sleeping Beauty solo, filled with great confidence and subtlety that did not make it into the film. Also, the pas de deux from Le Corsaire with Marianna Tcherkassky. Thanks to dancer Stephen Nelson for helpful comments on a draft version.