Baryshnikov By Tharp


Don Mischer and Tharp co-directed Baryshnikov By Tharp, which was produced for the PBS series “Great Performances.” In this television special Mikhail Baryshnikov dances the roles he originated in The Little Ballet, Sinatra Suite and Push Comes To Shove and narrates brief vignettes between performances. In the vignettes, he describes the basics of ballet in alphabetical order: “A” is for arabesque, “B” for ballon, and so on. 

Baryshnikov By Tharp was nominated for seven Emmy awards and won three, including outstanding achievements in both Directing and Choreography.


  • Promotional poster ©Twyla Tharp
  • Baryshnikov By Tharp
    Cover of the VHS released under the title "Baryshnikov Dances Sinatra and More..." ©Twyla Tharp
  • Cast and crew on the set.


Baryshnikov performs Push Comes To Shove as included in the televison special.
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