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Celebrating the Legendary Dance Career of Mikhail Baryshnikov

Celebrating the Legendary Dance Career of Mikhail Baryshnikov on DVD & Blu-ray

New York, NY, January 06, 2013 --( Kultur celebrates the legendary career of dance superstar Mikhail Baryshnikov on his 65th birthday, January 27th.

Mikhail Baryshnikov, a native of Riga, Latvia, was born in 1948 in Latvia and began studying ballet as a young boy in 1957. Later entering the prestigious Vaganova Academy in Leningrad, he went on to become a principal dancer with the Kirov ballet.

In 1974, he left the Soviet Union and danced many of the great ballet companies from around the world including the New York City Ballet and worked with such dance luminaries as George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as 10-years as Artistic Director of the American Ballet Theatre.

Kultur is proud to offer the greatest performances of Baryshnikov’s stellar dance career on DVD and Blu-ray, all available now:

D2925 The Nutcracker:
The Nutcracker is Mikhail Baryshnikov's breathtaking and critically acclaimed Emmy nominated production. This spectacular performance is danced by the magnificent team of Baryshnikov, Gelsey Kirkland, both showcased at the peak of their careers, with members of the American Ballet Theatre.

Blu-Ray DVD
Title: The Nutcracker Title: The Nutcracker
Street Date: Available Now Street Date: Available Now
SRP: $39.99 SRP: $29.99
SKU: BD2925 SKU: D2925
Run Time: 78 minutes Run Time: 78 minutes
UPC: 032031292574 UPC: 032031292598
ISBN: 978-0-7697-9237-8 ISBN: 0-7697-2925-8
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1/A Territory: U.S. and Canada-Region 1

D4803 Place:

PLACE is a sensational dance film, especially created for world-famous dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov & Ana Laguna by an outstanding international team of artists

Title: Place
Street Date Available Now
SRP: $29.99
SKU: D4803
Run Time: 30 minutes
UPC: 032031480391
ISBN: 978-0-7697-9019-0
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

D1167 Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra

Mikhail Baryshnikov performs in three ballets choreographed by TwylaTharp full of human drama, The Little Ballet, Sinatra Suite and Push Comes to Shove. In one sense, they all tell the same story -- the vitality, daring, intelligence, and emotional depth that a great dancer possesses, and a brilliant choreographer's vision of that dancer and of dance itself.

Title: Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra
Street Date Available Now
SRP: $29.99
SKU: D1167
Run Time: 60 minutes
UPC: 032031116795
ISBN: 0-7697-7950-6
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

D1299 Baryshnikov Live At Wolf Trap

From Baryshnikov’s American Television debut, this 1976 live performance showcases the incredible Mikhail Baryshnikov, at the peak of his talents, shortly after arriving in the west. The DVD features Baryshnikov in solos and pas de deux with a variety of ballerinas, including Gelsey Kirkland, his first great U.S. partner.

Title: Baryshnikov Live At Wolf Trap
Street Date Available Now
SRP: $29.99
SKU: D1299
Run Time: 50 minutes
UPC: 032031129993
ISBN: 0-7697-1299-1
Territory:U.S. and Canada--Region 1

D1264 Roland Petit's Carmen

Ballet superstars Mikhail Baryshnikov and Zizi Jeanmaire sizzle in this erotically charged ballet set to the music and story of Carmen. The program's highlight is a sexy duet between the show's stars, in which they express their fatal attraction.

Famed choreographer Roland Petit created this dance spectacular, set to Georges Bizet's classic music.
Title: Roland Petit's Carmen
Street Date Available Now
SRP: $29.99
SKU: D1264
Run Time: 44 minutes
UPC: 032031126497
ISBN: 0-7697-7716-3
ISBN: 0-7697-1299-1
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

D2026 Don Quixote

Choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov after Petipa and Gorsky's original staging, this sparkling full-length production captures all the excitement, Spanish flair, and humor of Cervantes' original masterpiece. It is one of the most popular and joyful ballets surviving the imperial Russian ballet's repertory.

American Ballet Theatre was ecstatically received by the New York press for this performance. The New York Times described how 'the dancers had the audience gasping.

Title: Don Quixote
Street Date Available Now
SRP: $29.99
SKU: D1264
Run Time: 90 minutes
UPC: 032031202696
ISBN: 0-7697-2026-9
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1

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