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Dance Belt marked ìMî inside elastic waste band, probably by Mikhail Baryshnikov, labeled ì40% Cotton, 30% Nylon, 20% Polyester, 10% Elastic, Machine Wash, Tumble Dry on Delicate Fabric.î Light stains. A Dance Belt is an athletic supporter worn by a male dancer. Fine condition
Accompanied by a notarized letter of Jennifer Palladino. In part, ìRe: Mikhail Baryshnikovís dance belt. The item that accompanies this letter is the authentic dance belt of premiere danseur Mikhail Baryshnikov. It was personally obtained by me, as I acquired it from his dressing room. ìFrom 1986 to 1988, I was a supernumery (an ëextraí) in several of American Ballet Theaterís productions which were performed at The Metropolitan Opera House at New Yorkís Lincoln Center. At the time, Mikhail (Misha) Baryshnikov was Artistic Director of ABT and frequently danced with the company. ìIn the end of July 1988, ABTís season at the Met had finally come to a close. A custodial service was scheduled to clean out all of the dressing rooms once the dancers had left the building. At that point, I happened to be wandering around the halls and noticed the door was opened to Baryshnikovís dressing room. Out of curiosity, I walked in and noticed a forgotten piece of his laundry tossed in the corner of the closet. It was his dance belt which he must have overlooked when gathering his belongings � For the past 25 years, it has been tucked away in a drawer along with the wonderful memories of the brilliant dancer it belonged to�î
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