Dancer

Documentary | 2016 | UK | 85 Mins | English, Ukrainian, Russian

Directed by Steven Cantor

Cast: Sergei Polunin

Producers: Gabrielle Tana, David LaChapelle

85 Mins Minutes

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Synopsis

Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal.



At the peak of his success, aged 25, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom - his talent more a burden than a gift.



Here is an unprecedented look into the life of a complex young man who has made ballet go viral. Urban rebel, iconoclast, airborne angel, Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it.



But virtuosity comes with a high price.



How can you be free to be yourself when you are ballet’s ‘hottest property’?



ABOUT SERGEI POLUNIN:



"The James Dean of the ballet world." Daily Telegraph



"The youngest-ever star of one of the world’s great ballet companies." Intelligent Life



"One of the dance world’s hottest young stars." Stage



"Without question, the most naturally gifted male ballet dancer of his generation." The Observer



"A theatre animal with an extraordinary natural sense of belonging on the stage." Monica Mason, former director of the Royal Ballet