Brodsky/Baryshnikov is the one-man production that sees performer Mikhail Baryshnikov recite a number of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky’s visceral poetry. Using a combination of subtle physicality and emotive dialogue, all performed in Russian, this extraordinary production delves deep into the poignancy of each poem.
Conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, the noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre, Brodsky/Baryshnikov is the wild, emotional journey into Brodsky’s visceral and complex poetical compositions. Performed in Russian (with English surtitles), the play saw Baryshnikov recite a number of his poems, delving deep into the poignancy and delicateness of each piece of work.
Brodsky/Baryshnikov featured design by Kristine Jurjane, lighting design Gleb Filshtinski, video design by Ineta Sipunova and sound design by Oleg Novikovs and Gatis Builis. The play was a co-production between The New Riga Theatre and Baryshnikov Productions, and was presented by Bird&Carrot. English surtitles are translated by Jamey Gambrell.
Through subtle physicality and searing dialogue, Brodsky/Baryshnikov transported the audience on an extraordinary journey. Having opened at the Apollo Theatre on May 3rd, the play ran for a limited four performances until May 6th 2017.
Sorry this show closed 07 May 2017, we recommend these similar productions.