Dancer: Film about Ukrainian Ballet Dancer Sergei Polunin, from 2 March 2017

February 27, 2017 • Cultural, Past Events • Views: 1995

WHEN:

From 2 March in selected cinemas

2 March 2017 – special premiere where audience members will be treated to a screening of the film followed by a breathtaking live performance of ‘Take Me To Church’ by ballet sensation and star of the film, Sergei Polunin. The event will be broadcasted to over 200 cinemas around the UK and Ireland.

WHERE:

See all cinemas for screenings here

Tickets:

from £5 Book your tickets here 

About the film:

DANCER offers a uniquely personal portrait of a most singular man and dancer. 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 21, he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction by stardom – his talent more a burden than a gift.

Film trailer:

About Sergei Polunin

Sergei Polunin was born in Kherson, Ukraine. From the age of 4 to 8, he trained at a gymnastics academy and then spent another four years at the Kyiv State Choreographic Institute. After Polunin graduated from the Kyiv Choreographic Institute he joined the British Royal Ballet School at the age of 13 in 2003, sponsored by the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.[4][5] He became a first soloist at the Royal Ballet in 2009. In June 2010 Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. After two successful years, on 24 January 2012, Polunin announced his resignation from the company with immediate effect. He said he had become so unhappy that, “the artist in me was dying“.

Polunin has received numerous awards, including the Prix de Lausanne and Youth America Grand Prix in 2006, and in 2007 was named the Young British Dancer of the Year.

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