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Old 12-31-2011, 06:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing an excerpt from the ballet, Le Jeune Homme et La Mort, set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach adapted from his "Passacaglia in C Minor"
during the opening titles of the movie "White Nights."

This excerpt from the ballet choreographed by Roland Petit ( is melodramatic but memorable. Without the dancing, I would pay the music little heed because it swims on without much that I'd note about it except for its ominous, somber tone. Yet paired with Baryshnikov's spastic, rapid, and amazingly powerful dancing, a mix of ballet and modern, the music gains life.

Moral of story: when a woman in a yellow dress belittles, taunts, and demeans you after playing with your affections, then tells you to hang yourself...don't.

Opening ballet from "White Nights" by Mikhail Baryshnikov - YouTube

^ Moral #2: Don't smoke!!! See what cigarettes will do to you? It isn't pretty.

Here's another dancer, Rudolf Noureev, performing the ballet, "Le Jeune Homme et La Mord," in case you can't get enough:

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