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Dancer (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 10 March 2017 (UK)
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Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

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Steven Cantor
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sergei Polunin ... Self
Galyna Polunina Galyna Polunina ... Self - mother of Sergei Polunin
Galina Ivanovna Galina Ivanovna ... Self - Sergei Polunin's first dance teacher
Larysa Lavrikova Larysa Lavrikova ... Self - Sergei Polunin's grandmother
Valia Polunina Valia Polunina ... Self - Sergei Polunin's grandmother
Vladymyr Polunin Vladymyr Polunin ... Self - Sergei Polunin's father
Jade Hale-Christofi Jade Hale-Christofi ... Self
Valentino Zucchetti Valentino Zucchetti ... Self
Salvatore Scalzo Salvatore Scalzo ... Self
Monica Mason Monica Mason ... Self - former artistic director of the Royal Ballet
Tony Hall Tony Hall ... Self - chief executive of the Royal Opera House
Igor Zelensky Igor Zelensky ... Self
David LaChapelle ... Self
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Sergei Polunin is a breathtaking ballet talent who questions his existence and his commitment to dance just as he is about to become a legend.

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Taglines:

Icon. Genius. Rebel.


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Trivia

The Take Me to Church video was supposed to be Sergei Polunin's last dance and then he was going to go to acting school in Los Angeles. After shooting the video, he changed his mind and continued with dancing. See more »

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Written by Eden Unger, Nate Bowditch, Joshua Dalsimer
Performed by Enormous
Used by permission of Hat & Rabbit (BMI)
Courtesy of Enormous
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It Brought Me to Tears
26 July 2019 | by katbkaliskiSee all my reviews

This documentary brought me to tears. He is a brilliant, beautiful dancer with so much soul and passion. I loved that the longing, the thing that was missing most, that he couldn't seem to fill, was the absence of his family. It was heartbreaking that they all split to give him a better opportunity than they had, but that strategic departure, although good intentioned, left him feeling empty and alone. The ending was absolutely beautiful, and it was such a joy to see him grow into his own skin. I am still crying thinking about it.


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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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Language:

English | Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Kherson, Ukraine See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,140, 11 September 2016

Gross USA:

$71,917

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,131,649
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1.78 : 1
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