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.
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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