The (Ongoing) Prime Of Mikhail Baryshnikov

“In the past, Baryshnikov has been openly critical of dancers continuing beyond their prime. He’s redefined “prime.” The works he commissions for himself are by choreographers completely familiar with what he can do physically – which is a surprising amount. Unlike other older dancers, he has not deleted jumps from his vocabulary. ‘I’m doing almost a full class every day, so I have to jump’.”