The Kid Should See This

Mikhail Baryshnikov competing and winning in Moscow (1969)

This clip is from a film exploring the 1969 Moscow International Competition of Ballet Artists at the Bolshoi Theater, featuring a young Mikhail Baryshnikov, who placed first at the event.

Mikhail Baryshnikov competing and winning in Moscow
In the clip below, we go behind-the-scenes with another one of his performances at the competition:

Jumping! Kicking! Spinning! Leaping in circles! Tippytoes! Sounds like ballet dancers do a lot of what kids do.

Bonus: Check out Baryshnikov’s pirouette combo, and then clear some space in the living room for the inevitable spinning.

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