Dancer

I didn't choose ballet, it's who I am.

    Dancer 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’?

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    Nominated for Best Documentary, British Independent Film Awards 2016.

    Credits

    Starring:

    Sergei Polunin

    Director:

    Steven Cantor, Additional material from David LaChapelle and Ross MacGibbon

    Producers:

    Gabrielle Tana

    Screenplay:

    n/a

    Executive Producers:

    Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Kim Thomas, Steve Coogan, Henry Normal, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin

    Sales agent:

    West End Films

    Distributor:

    Dogwoof

    Credits summary:

    Magnolia Mae Films and BBC Films present A Magnolia Mae and Baby Cow Productions Ltd in association with Stick Figure Studios

    Certificate:

    12A

    Running time:

    84 mins

    Release Dates

    Released

    10 March 2017

    Out on DVD

    24 April 2017

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