Mikhail Baryshnikov Teaches Gene Wilder to Dance

September 2, 2016

I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve needed a moment to process the passing of iconic actor Gene Wilder. This incredible video clip from 1982, in which he tries to dance next to none other than Mikhail Baryshnikov, made me smile. Even though Wilder was (quite obviously) not a dancer, he was a born entertainer and in this clip he’s willing to try anything once, just like any performer should. It’s also pretty incredible to watch Baryshnikov’s slightly confused, slightly horrified reactions to Wilder’s attempts at dancing. Hopefully it brightens your weekend!

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