I didn't choose ballet, it's who I am.
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’?
Nominated for Best Documentary, British Independent Film Awards 2016.
Steven Cantor, Additional material from David LaChapelle and Ross MacGibbon
Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Kim Thomas, Steve Coogan, Henry Normal, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin
Magnolia Mae Films and BBC Films present A Magnolia Mae and Baby Cow Productions Ltd in association with Stick Figure Studios
10 March 2017
Out on DVD
24 April 2017
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