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Dancer

by Steven Cantor Gala Premieres

Sergei Polunin had just turned 19 when he became the primo ballerino at London’s Royal Ballet. The extraordinarily talented Ukranian dancer is considered to be the Enfant Terrible of the ballet scene – as well as the best his generation has to offer. Of humble origins, Sergei was sent to London at the tender age of 13 with his family’s hopes pinned upon him. Young and full of ambition at the time, Sergei battled with exhaustion and inner torment for years to come. On the verge of giving up dance entirely in 2014, he captured the world’s attention with his viral dance video 'Take me to Church'. Using recordings from the family archives, personal interviews and underscored with spectacular dance scenes, filmmaker Steven Cantor paints an intoxicating portrait of a sensitive world-class dancer.


  • Genre: DOC: Portrait
  • Country, Year: UK, 2016
  • Runtime: 85 Min
  • Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Subtitles: German, French
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  • Director: Steven Cantor
  • Cast: Sergei Polunin
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  • Cinematography: Mark Wolf
  • Editor: Federico Rosenzvit
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  • Producer: Gabrielle Tana
  • Executive Producers: Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Kim Thomas, Steve Coogan, Henry Normal, Christine Langan, Nichola Martin
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  • Production Company: Magnolia Mae Films
  • World Sales: WestEnd Films
  • Swiss Distribution: Praesens Film AG
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