The trailer for Mats Ek’s Place with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna are currently in Israel, where they’ll perform at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and the Herzliya Performing Arts Center. The program, called Three Solos and a Duet, features the two dancers sharing the stage in works by Mats Ek, along with solos for Baryshnikov by Benjamin Millepied and Alexei Ratmansky. Deborah Friedes Galili wrote a wonderful overview of the press conference, where Baryshnikov answered questions and addressed issues ranging from politics, to his defection from the USSR, to his opinion about dance on video. Watching Baryshnikov perform last month here in New York City was a rare, memorable occasion, but I still desperately wish I were in Israel right now to see what promises to be a remarkable performance (watch the above trailer). I look forward to reading the reviews!