Blessed with incredible physical strength and elegance, the Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin took the world of professional ballet by storm at a very tender age. So impressive was he that he became the youngest first soloist ever at the Royal Ballet, completely changing ballet as we knew it and taking it to the next level. But at what price?
We see how Sergei develops as a dancer and, later, how this amazing talent comes into his own as a primo. Watching these scenes will put you under his spell: the power of his leaps, his magnificent intensity, the way he seems to move through the air in slow motion. No wonder people felt that he should not waste his talent. Yet the more his talent was praised, the more often Sergei began to see it as a burden instead of a blessing. His public face became that of a superstar, but inside him was a vulnerable young man who could no longer take the overwhelming attention and pressure.
Dancer gives us a very complete picture of the life of this unique dancer. We see his struggle between doing what he does best and what he loves, and the strict rules that restrict his freedom. Even though he would like to, Sergei cannot stop dancing …
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