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Don Quixote, danced by Mikhail Baryshnikov, c.1980

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Don Quixote, danced by Mikhail Baryshnikov, c.1980.

Don Quixote has provided the inspiration for many different artists in many media; one of the more popular interpretations can be found in ballet. Here, the famous Mikhail Baryshnikov dances the title role with an energy, lightness, and stregth that well matches the book's hero.