03 April 2012

Baryshnikov In Paris...

“Yes, from day to day, from year to year, you wait in secret for only one thing—that moment when you’ll stumble onto happy love. Ultimately it is this hope alone that enables you to live… In Paris- Quote by Russian author, Ivan Bunin (1870-1953)

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Last time Baryshnikov was in Paris, wasn't he with Carrie Bradshaw? There's something about this man that I find uncontrollably alluring.  Don't you?
His latest venture is a leading role in the play, "In Paris", based on a short story written in 1940 by Ivan Bunin (a Russian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1933), where he acts (only minimal dancing I hear...) in his native tongue.  This month, it finally comes to North America; I can only hope it makes its way to Canada.

USA Premiere: 
Plot: Two Russian immigrants living in 1930s Paris.
Language: Russian
Adapted from Ivan Bunin's short story. 
Directed by Dmitry Krymov 
Performers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Sinyakina with Maxim Maminov, Maria Gulik and the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory ensemble.

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