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'Brodsky/Baryshnikov' to make Canadian premiere in Toronto

Last Updated Oct 12, 2017 at 5:40 pm EDT

Mikhail Baryshnikov arrives at the LA Dance Project Annual Gala and Unveiling of New Company Space on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Los Angeles. A solo theatrical performance featuring ballet star Baryshnikov will make its Canadian premiere in Toronto in January.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

TORONTO – A solo theatrical performance featuring ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov will make its Canadian premiere in Toronto in January.

Producers say “Brodsky/Baryshnikov” will run Jan. 24-27 at the Winter Garden Theatre.

The stage show is based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, Baryshnikov’s longtime friend.

Baryshnikov recites the poems in Russian, Brodsky’s mother tongue.

Alvis Hermanis directs the production, which premiered in Riga, Latvia in October 2015.