- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 11, 2004
The legendary dancer talks about his training in Russia and his life since defecting in 1974.
His defection from the Soviet Union spurred a Cold War crisis. In the decades since, his career has expanded beyond dance to embrace film, fashion and more.
Thirty years after he made Soviet nightmares come true by abandoning the Kirov ballet for the promise of the West, Mikhail Baryshnikov remains arguably the most famous dancer in the world. Considered the best male ballet performer since Nijinsky, he single-handedly lifted annual ballet attendance in New York from 1 million to 15 million! But far more have seen his work on screen, where he has appeared in films like White Knights and even played Carrie Bradshaw's love interest on Sex in the City.
Packed with footage and featuring interviews with friends, family and colleagues, this is an incisive portrait of a performer who risked everything for his art.