Gwen Verdon “Upending” Paul Taylor Dance Company with Mikhail Baryshnikov & Rudolf Nureyev, 1981

In celebration of the 34 year performance anniversary, pictured are three original black and white news print press proof photographs with verso publication date “April 14 1981” having corresponding caption affixed reading:

NEW YORK: Ballet superstars MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV and RUDOLF NUREYEV give a “lift” to musical comedy star GWEN VERDON as they practice for a guest appearance in a gala benefit for the Paul Taylor Dance Company at City Center 4/14. It is the first time the two dancers, preeminent in their discipline, have performed together.

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NureyevBaryshnikovGwen1981BPictured all smiles and full of joy the dance trio Gwen Verdon, Mikhail Baryshnikov & Rudolf Nureyev in performance befitting the Paul Taylor Dance Company at New York’s City Center on April 14, 1981.  Each photograph measures 8 x 10 inches overall.

NureyevBaryshnikovGwen1981ABelow “TIME, April 27, 1981″ magazine color news clipping featuring the famous dance trio with corresponding photograph caption reading:

Misha and Rudi upending Verdon

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