A Shadow Of Mikhail

Mikhail Baryshnikov is on another tour. But his aging body isn’t keeping up. “In brief, he sells tickets on his reputation and performs whatever he’s commissioned from contemporary dance-makers, slight though the result might be. But how much can a choreographer ask of a vintage instrument in a fragile condition? Fit though Baryshnikov is, he has endured knee surgery many times. For his European tour, he’s had to abandon a tricky solo…”