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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Nobody is born a dancer.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dancing is my obsession. My life.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer's work is.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

It doesn't matter how high you lift your leg. The technique is about transparency, simplicity, making an earnest attempt.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Now there is in a way a renaissance of modern dance - suddenly, it is more respected and discovered.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dance is an ephemeral, a fleeting art. To describe this momentum, every movement on stage, in words is virtually impossible.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I read Russian literature a lot.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I gave away a lot of works for benefits and then people would also give me back.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I've always said, 'I am a selector, I am not defector' - the first few phrases in English I learned. I said I hate 'defector'; something defective about the people. It's a bad word.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

You can be totally involved, you could admire just the shape of or you could be totally emotionally mushed up into the dance.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Nobody else in the world has a form like the Native American musical, and Americans should be very proud.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

He is a male butterfly without the wings - the same kind of grace of a very young horse, so angular.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dance is one of the most revealing art forms.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

You invest into the future, and that's how young people become human in best sense of it - through the great experience of listening a Müller symphony or to see a great play by Tennessee Williams, experience something in a ballet, in a film.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

My father was a Party member and he was a pretty high rank military officer under the colonel, junior colonel, I don't know the term. He was a total Stalinist. A bit with a streak of anti-Semitism and very shrewd man, a very kind of nervous man.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

When a body moves, it's the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I'll tell you who you are.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

To walk across the street is a risk.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I think I got disappointed over the years about New York, about the States. You know, sometimes you go and visit Europe and see good old socialism in its good part! You see public concern about art, and young people's participation and young faces in the audience.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Dances have a second and third life. You feel they are never ready. They always have a chance for another life.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

My mother had a son from previous marriage and her husband died in Second World War.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

What do dancers think of Fred Astaire? It's no secret. We hate him. He gives us a complex because he's too perfect. His perfection is an absurdity. It's too hard to face.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Although I don't gamble in life - I've never played poker - I do gamble on stage. I gamble with myself: 'Can I do this?'

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

We lived, until I was 12 or so, in communal apartment with five different families and the same kitchen, in two little - my brother and me and my parents. It was hell, but it was a common thing. My father was not general or admiral, but he was colonel. He was teaching in military academy military topography.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I like the most provocative and most surprising partnerships on stage. Intensity and surprise.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Obviously, the young dancers lack a certain air of maturity.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

You cannot dance physically certain things. But look at tango dancers or flamenco or Japanese classical theater. You can, if you're smart enough and you collaborate with the right choreographers, you could really dance your age.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Soviet regime in a way deprived me from my childhood in my homeland, because my father was in military, and after the Yalta agreement he was sent to teach in military academy in Riga, and I was born then.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Nothing is ever too expensive if it furthers the repertoire and artistic standards of a dance company.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

There comes a moment in a young artist's life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I want to see people dance, and I would like to guess what kind of people they are. I don't want to know the recipe for their pasta.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

A country like Belgium, or socialist countries in central Europe spend more money on art education than the United States, which is a really puzzling thought.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I never liked dance photography; it's very flat, and dance photography in the studio looks very contrived.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

What people will do to get away from boredom!

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Just sit and open your eyes and open your heart. It's dance theater.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I found that dance, music, and literature is how I made sense of the world... it pushed me to think of things bigger than lifes daily routines... to think beyond what is immediate or convenient.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov

I don't try to dance better than anybody but myself.