Dancer

Year of Production:
2016
US Distributor:
Sundance Selects (IFC)
Status:
Completed
Genre:
Documentary
Country of Origin:
UK
Language:
English / Ukrainian / Russian
Running Time:
85 mins
Director:
Steven Cantor
Cast:
Sergei Polunin
Producer(s):
Gabrielle Tana
Crew:

Exclusive clips by David LaChapelle

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’?

Watch Sergei in clip by David LaChapelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-tW0CkvdDI

Follow the film's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dancer-Sergei-Polunin/1698183543742451?fr...

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

The Producers Guild of America has selected “Dancer,” “The Eagle Huntress,” “Life, Animated,” “O.J.: Made in America” and “Tower” as nominees for its top feature film documentary award.

The winner will be announced on Jan. 29 at the 28th...

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Film follows Sergei Polunin, who was the youngest principal dancer ever at the British Royal Ballet

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EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has secured US rights from WestEnd Films to Steven Cantor’s upcoming documentary.

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LONDON — Variety has been given exclusive access to a clip from Steven Cantor’s feature-length documentary “Dancer,” about the “bad boy of ballet,” Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin:
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Sergei Polunin, the James Dean of the ballet world, is no longer a rebel without a cause.

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Release information

US Distributor

Sundance Selects (IFC)
Release: September 16, 2016

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