(photo credit: Merce Cunnigham Dance Company)
Toward the end of October, famed dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov will pay
his third visit to Israel. Always one for reinvention, Baryshnikov will be
wearing the hat not of a performer but of a photographer during his
Three years ago, Baryshnikov and dancer Anna Laguna performed a
series of evenings throughout the country. Then, last season, he returned to act
in Dmitry Krymov’s drama In Paris.
In an exhibition at the Suzanne Dellal
Center entitled “Dance My Way,” Baryshnikov’s photos of numerous international
artists will be on display for several days.
Throughout the course of his
long career in the limelight, Baryshnikov has collaborated with celebrated dance
artists from a wide range of movement genres. In recent years, he has been known
to arrive in the studio with a camera in tow.
The event will culminate
with an auction of all the photographs, with the proceeds going to support
emerging Israeli choreographers. Hadas Maor, a leading curator in the Israeli
fine arts community, will curate the auction, as well as the
The exhibition will be open to the public and will be free of
charge. This project is part of a larger initiation of the Suzanne Dellal Center
called Photodance, which promotes and presents dance photographers from around
“Dance My Way” will be on display from October
The auction will take place on October 27 at the Yaron Yerushalmi
Hall of the Suzanne Dellal Center in Tel Aviv.