Dancer

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Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later — at the height of his success — he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. read more
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Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later — at the height of his success — he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor’s Dancer tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Yet beyond celebrating the raw talent and wild ambition of Polunin, Dancer considers how wealth and success may not be enough when it comes to finding personal and professional identity.

Original Release

09/16/2016

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Directors

Steven Cantor

Cast

Producers

Carolyn Marks Blackwood Executive Producer
Steve Coogan Executive Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Nichola Martin Executive Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Jamie Schutz Executive Producer
Lisa Kirk Colburn Executive Producer
Lisa Kirk Colburn Producer
Sam Gordon Producer
Julie Kavanagh Producer
Julia Loomis Producer
Ross MacGibbon Producer
Eric Mateer Producer
Andrew Semans Producer
Gabrielle Tana Producer

Editors

Federico Rosenzvit

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