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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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Credited cast:
Jade Hale-Christofi Jade Hale-Christofi ... Himself
David LaChapelle ... Himself
Sergei Polunin ... Himself


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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Plot Keywords:

dance | ballet | art | ukraine | childhood | See All (20) »


Icon. Genius. Rebel.


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


UK | Russia | Ukraine | USA


English | Russian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Baleto sokejas See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,000, 11 September 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$35,014, 16 September 2016
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


'Le Chemin de Spartacus' from "Spartacus"
Written by Aram Khachaturyan (as Aram Il'yich Khachaturian)
Performed by Bolshoi Theatre Philharmonic Orchestra (as Orchestre National Du Bolchoi)
Courtesy of Via Classic and Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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more than a documentary
12 January 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

the career of Sergey Polunin. this is the subject of this beautiful documentary. a ballet star, "Bad boy", seductive subject for media, for his tattoos, revolt, eccentricity. in London, in Moscow, making a great motivational short film. hard work. passion and hate about a way who not seems be, always, him. dialogues. images. confessions. and the portrait , a great portrait, discovered step by step. this could be all. sure, it is a film about a boy from East and about his huge talent. it is a film about ballet and its deep sacrifices. it is a film about glory of a young man. and about the errors. or, about the second chance and the reconciliation with the past. short, it is a film who must see. because, the chances are not small, in a delicate - precise manner, it could be a film for yourself. and this does it more than an expected ordinary documentary- the story of the Ukrainian young man has, at different level, each sin and virtue who define the contemporary life. but it is more than a newspaper article or a motivational book. it is a good support for discover, again, the essence of life. this is all.

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