Due to popular demand, an additional performance for Brodsky/Baryshnikov coming to the Apollo Theatre has been confirmed. 

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(c) Janis Deinats. 

The one man show performed by legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, will now have an additional performance on the 7th May due to popular demand.

It is based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky and is a combination of a play, a poetry recital and a piece of performance art this is the UK premiere production.

The show is performed in Russian and sees Baryshnikov performing some of his friend’s poignant and eloquent works. The pair first met in 1972 and were to have a 22 year long friendship – this is their story.

Brodsky/Baryshnikov has been conceived and directed by Alvis Hermanis, noted Latvian director of The New Riga Theatre. Talking about the production Hermanis said: “Baryshnikov was taken by the idea of using Brodsky’s poetry as a score for the show. Brodsky’s poems strung together as a score to compose a requiem that carries Baryshnikov’s body which reacts to every word and creates movement that transpires either into pain or into a dance, similarly to the artwork of Egon Schiele and the Japanese Butoh dance.”

The production features lighting by Gleb Filshtinsky, sound by Oļegs Novikovs,video design by Ineta Sipunova, costume design by Deanna Berg MacLean and music by Jim Wilson (God’s Chorus of Crickets) and Karlis Tone.

Brodsky/Baryshnikov will play at the Apollo Theatre from the 3rd to the 7th May. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk,  Love Theatre.com, UK Tickets.co.uk and Theatre People.com

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