Monthly Archives: July 2016

RARE PHOTOS OF RUSSIAN BALLET DANCER BARYSHNIKOV – (SECUREDATING.COM)

During July this year beautiful Russian ladies, men and guests of the city would be able to see some very rare photos of world famous ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov in the exhibition ”Baryshnikov by me. Robert Whitman” which will be held in KGallery in St Petersburg, Russia. Whitman shows the eccentric character of the artist from a totally new and unexpected angle through the photos that were taken during several photo sessions stretching over twenty years.

Robert Whitman is considered to be one of the best New York’s visual artists. He has worked for many magazines including Departures, New York, Cosmopolitan, Shape, Glamour, GQ, Men’s Health, Self and so on. During the past 20 – 30 years Whitman had an opportunity to photograph Baryshnikov for several american magazines, as well as in private photo sessions. The long years of communication and friendship turned into a collection of photos that would be interesting for any person who admires ballet, photography or both.

Baryshnikov at rehearsals and on vacation, very focused at work and having fun in the pool – the numerous photos reveal a complex personality of one of the most talented artists. The documentary photo series of the rehearsals of a short play Occasion Piece deserves a special attention. The fresh and expressive fashion story, which was made in 2015 for the American magazine AS IF Magazine in New York’s Baryshnikov Arts Center, we see the incredible energy demonstrated by the dancer who is no longer young. Each frame – an explosive personality, the power of movement, sensuality. He almost never poses, and even if he does, he does so with great self irony.