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Brodsky or Baryshnikov

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Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky / Baryshnikov is an emotional journey deep into the poet's visceral and complex compositions. Performed in Russian, Brodsky's mother tongue, Baryshnikov recites a selection of his long-time friend’s poignant and eloquent works. His subtle physicality transports the audience into Hermanis' reverent imagining of Brodsky's interior world.

Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

English translation by Jamey Gambrell.

Brodsky/Baryshnikov UK PREMIERE is made possible thanks to the generous support of Norvik Banka and Blavatnik Family Foundation. 

What The Papers Say
"“Reverent, quixotic, ‘Brodsky/Baryshnikov’ is a genteel meditation on what and who a writer’s life leaves behind, and what they can forge in his memory.”" - Art Forum
“The piece must be considered a labor of love and memory…”
"“The piece must be considered a labor of love and memory…”" - Huffington Post
“Baryshnikov’s voice is beautiful, and he deploys it both fully and subtly. And he’s an actor of tremendous depth.”
"“Baryshnikov’s voice is beautiful, and he deploys it both fully and subtly. And he’s an actor of tremendous depth.”" - The Observer

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