Dir: Steven Cantor | UK/Russia/Ukraine/USA | 2016 | 85 mins | subtitles
This captivating documentary examines the life and career of ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, the ‘bad boy of ballet’, from his childhood in the Ukraine to his performances across the globe as the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal. But at age 25 and the peak of his success he walked away, driven to the brink of self-destruction.
Here is an unprecedented look at the life of a complex young man who made ballet go viral in a digital age (notably via his collaboration with David LaChapelle on the video for Hozier’s Take Me to Church). Rebellious and iconoclastic, see how Sergei is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it.