Baryshnikov’s New Center Of Gravity

The new Baryshnikov Arts Center opens. “More than anything, Mikhail Baryshnikov intends the center as a meeting place. ‘I wanted to bring people together in an informal way. So many collaborations in the theatre, it’s just some producer thinks, Well, this guy had a nomination for Emmy, so, O.K., let’s have him. But it doesn’t have to be well-known choreographer. Could be fair chance given to a young person. I think better collaborative juices grow when people meet on free turf. You’re a poet; I’m a filmmaker. You’re a choreographer; I’m a playwright. People see each other’s work and exchange telephone numbers, and that’s how it starts’.”