Co-Presented by Baryshnikov Arts Center + Kaatsbaan Cultural Park

Mikhail Baryshnikov at 75

A Day of Music & Celebration

Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 2PM

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) goes upstate to honor its Founder & Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's 75th birthday. Mikhail Baryshnikov at 75 will be a day of performances and celebration produced by BAC to take place at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park (Tivoli, NY) on Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 2PM.

Co-presented by BAC and Kaatsbaan Cultural Park, the event will feature an afternoon concert on Kaatsbaan’s idyllic 153-acre property by some of the definitive voices in music. The lineup will include influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries whose work has inspired Mr. Baryshnikov throughout his life in the U.S.:

American avant-garde artist, composer, and musician Laurie Anderson, Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall, Russian–born American singer, songwriter, and pianist Regina Spektor, and North America's leading practitioner of Japanese flutes and percussion Kaoru Watanabe. The program will also feature a musical performance by choreographer Mark Morris and remarks by actress Anna Baryshnikov.*

"I am honored that this occasion brings together the Baryshnikov Arts Center and Kaatsbaan Cultural Park communities. Both organizations exist to nurture and support artists, so sharing time together in the beautiful countryside of the Hudson Valley this summer, with a unique lineup of musicians and artists whose work means so much to me, is an event I’m looking forward to with immense pride and excitement.”
BAC Founder and Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov

"The Baryshnikov Arts Center community is thrilled to have an opportunity to celebrate its Founder and Artistic Director, Mikhail Baryshnikov, living legend and cultural icon, who has dedicated his life to supporting generations of artists and enabling true artistic freedom for so many. This milestone fundraising event honors his life’s work and the community he has built, providing an artistic home for the creatively brave from around the world.”
BAC Executive Director Sonja Kostich


On the day of the concert, Tier 1 Premium ticketholders are invited to a reception in the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Studio Complex from 11AM-1PM, they will have access to Tier 1 Premium Parking, opening at 11AM, and they are invited to attend a private art exhibit from 11AM-1PM:

LFTD: Untitled #2 Argentina ca. 2014-2018, Photo by Mikhail Baryshnikov

“'Looking for the Dance' is an extension of my journey to capture dance in transformative moments—most recently within the Argentinian milongas and the South Indian Odissi styles. On my first trip to India in 2017, I traveled south to Bangalore to the magical Nrityagram Village and spent time with two of the world’s finest dancers, Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy. At Nrityagram, apprentices and young girls from local villages are taught Odissi, the premiere classical Indian dance form. While performing in Argentina, I returned several times between 2014 and 2017 to dance halls throughout Buenos Aires, following the footsteps of the tango. On these journeys, more than the shape, I am looking for emotional impact through colors, gestures, and steps of the dance and dancers. There has never been a show of these images in New York, and this seems like a perfect opportunity to show them at Kaatsbaan and share them with this special community.” —Mikhail Baryshnikov

Photographs from "Mikhail Baryshnikov: Looking for the Dance" will be available for purchase following the exhibit. Proceeds from sales of artwork will benefit Baryshnikov Arts Center’s endowment.


Important Event Information:

-The performance will take place at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in the Hudson Valley: 120 Broadway Tivoli, NY 12583.
-The confirmation email you received from OvationTix Customer Service contains a link to access your e-ticket(s). You will be asked to show your e-ticket(s) in order to check in to the event.
-The Kaatsbaan Cultural Park gates will open at 11AM. The outdoor concert will start promptly at 2PM.
-Free parking will be available on the Kaatsbaan Cultural Park premises beginning at 11AM. The parking area is located approximately 0.5 miles from the performance area.
-If you are in need of assistance accessing the performance area, accommodations will be provided. Please email for more information.
-This performance will take place outdoors.
-Seating will not be provided for Tier 3 ($75) ticketholders —please bring your own lawn chair and/or picnic blanket. Lawn chair seating will be provided for Tiers 1 ($500) and 2 ($150).
-Please click here to view the seating chart.
-This performance will take place rain or shine—in the event of serious inclement weather, in the unlikely event that conditions are deemed unsafe, you will be notified by email on the day of the performance about the weather plan.
-This event has a no-refund policy.
-Children ages 4 and under are welcome to attend for free.
-No pets are allowed, with the exception of licensed service animals.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are guests permitted to bring picnic foods, beverages, wine, etc.?
-Yes, guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink.

Will items be available for purchase? 
-Yes, concessions will be available for purchase.

The Kaatsbaan Cultural Park gates and parking open at 11AM. When are guests able to enter the performance space? 
-Guests will be welcomed into the performance space one hour prior to the start of the concert, at approximately 1PM.

*Lineup and running time are subject to change. Full event details to follow.



Advertising provided courtesy of AudienceView
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Accommodations provided courtesy of Hotel Tivoli, Tivoli, NY 
Flowers provided courtesy of Petal Creek Farm, Milan, NY Tier 1 Premium Reception sponsored in part by Honorary Consulate of Latvia, State of New York Selections from “Mikhail Baryshnikov: Looking for the Dance” Photographs by Mikhail Baryshnikov made possible in part by Hilary Greene, Art Curator at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park 
Wines served at the Mikhail Baryshnikov at 75 Dinner Party provided courtesy of Maze Row Wine Merchant
Dessert served at the Mikhail Baryshnikov at 75 Dinner Party provided courtesy of Fortunes Ice Cream
Gift bags at the Mikhail Baryshnikov at 75 Dinner Party provided courtesy of goop