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Dancer (Belmont)
Dancer (Belmont)
Is the 'bad boy of ballet' really so bad?
  • 12A
  • Cert: 12A – Contains drug references, nudity.
    Steven Cantor / UK/Russia/Ukraine/USA 2016 / 1h25m / Digital / English, Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles
    Sergei Polunin's notoriety as a prodigious, controversial superstar marked him out as 'the bad boy of ballet'. Blessed with astonishing power and poise, he moved from a modest Ukrainian upbringing - supported by the fierce determination of his mother - to London's Royal Ballet School at 13, where he went on to become its youngest ever Principal dancer at 19. And then, at the peak of his powers, he walked away. With incredible home video footage and candid interviews, Steven Cantor's documentary gives us an insight into a truly brilliant performer and the price of this virtuosity.