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Stay entertained inside today with streams from George Salazar and Mikhail Baryshnikov

If the cold and rainy weather has put a damper on your outdoor Memorial Day weekend plans and you’re looking for something memorable to do, you can enjoy the holiday inside with online shows from two top stars. Broadway sensation George Salazar and ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov are both streaming today, with brand new offerings that are sure to keep you entertained and make you forget about the cloudy skies.
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#TBT: Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Fancy Free" (1981)

In Jerome Robbins's 1944 ballet Fancy Free, three sailors on leave spend the day at a bar, attempting to woo two young women by out-dancing and out-charming one another. In this clip from 1981, Mikhail Baryshnikov, who was then both the artistic director of American Ballet Theatre and a leading performer with the company, pulls out all the stops to win the ladies' affections.
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Jessica Hecht, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melanie Moore Join

Baryshnikov Arts Center and Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation will co-present The Cherry Orchard: A New Media Workshop, set to debut online February 26 at 8 PM ET as part of Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Digital Spring 2021 Season. Adapted from Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and created by Boston’s Arlekin Players Theatre...
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Mikhail Baryshnikov: Remembering the Joy of My First Nutcracker in this Difficult Year

Baryshnikov is a dancer, actor and artistic director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center in NYC. In 1975 I was sick with a cold when Daryl Dodson, the general manager of American Ballet Theater, came to my room at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. and asked if I would make a Nutcracker for the company. I must have been feverish because eventually I said yes. I’d never choreographed, or even staged a ballet before, but ABT needed a commercial success and that meant a Nutcracker. Daryl said it was a personal request from the director and founder of ABT, Lucia Chase. I didn’t feel like no was an option.