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  • Mon 15 May
  • 85 minutes
  • Director: Steven Cantor
  • USA (2016)


"The documentary's real richness lies in its frank and painful account of just what it took for him to reach the top and of his doubt about what to do once he got there" ★★★★

The Independent

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’?

"Charming and revealing" ★★★★ The Times

"A stunning documentary" Paper Magazine

“Dancer gracefully captures turmoil within Sergei Polunin. Steven Cantor’s sensitive, luxuriantly filmed documentary about the princely, magnetic Polunin” Los Angeles Times