Mikhail Baryshnikov Turning Point Solos

Check out my latest YouTube video, which explores Mikhail Baryshnikov’s great dancing in The Turning Point from 1977. The Turning Point featured dance segments from big name ballet stars of the 1970s including Baryshnikov, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Fernando Bujones. This video provides commentary on two Baryshnikov solos: Ali from Le Corsaire and Basilio Act III from Don Quixote. Baryshnikov’s solos in The Turning Point are stunning, showing him in his prime at his best. His solos reveal unique steps done with rare athleticism and command that have stood the test of time. His endless turns with creative variants and high leaps are astonishing. Few if any dancers 40 years later can match his technical abilities and dynamic stage presence. For more detail on Baryshnikov’s dancing, check out my previous video which analyzes his Don Quixote “Cups” solo and his Albrecht solo from Giselle.