Mikhail Baryshnikov Returns to the Stage in The Orchard

June 16, 2022, 10:38.52 pm ET  

By Brian Scott Lipton

Once upon a time, dance fans used to flock to see the great Mikhail Baryshnikov jete his way through anything (and rightfully so). So, they might be the prime audience for “The Orchard,” a rather problematic re-working of Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” now at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Yet, regardless of his celebrity, Baryshnikov proves to be the best thing about Igor Golyak’s intermissionless production, which is sadly overwhelmed by its use of 21st-century technology and truncates Chekhov’s script so severely it barely makes sense. Continue Reading



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