DIRECTED BY STEVEN CANTOR, PRODUCED BY GABRIELLE TANA
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 Polunin, "Take Me to Church" by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-tW0CkvdDI
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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. Variety spoke to Polunin, who was described by the Daily Telegraph as the “James Dean of the ballet world,” and the film’s producer, Gabrielle Tana, who picked up a nomination for the best picture Oscar with “Philomena.”
Polunin’s fascinating journey is laid bare in new documentary biopic Dancer, directed by Emmy-nominated Steven Cantor, produced by Philomena producer Gaby Tana and sold in Cannes by WestEnd Films.
Acclaimed photographer and director David LaChapelle, Oscar-nominated producer Gabrielle Tana and Philomena star Steve Coogan are among the team collaborating on a documentary about controversial ballet dancer Sergei Polunin.