Dancer

Dancer

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Dancer

Oscar-nominated director Steven Cantor charts ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin's battles with identity and commitment as he is on the cusp of becoming a legend.

Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm and became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal. However, at age 25 he walked away from it all, stardom having all but driven him to self destruction. Dancer is an unprecedented examination of this complex young man who made ballet go viral.

2016Rating: M, Nudity & drug references86 minsUK, USA, Russia, UkraineEnglish, Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles
Documentary
Director:
Steven Cantor ('Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope', 'loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies', 'What Remains')
Cast:
Sergei Polunin
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Deeply affecting

A moving, deeply affecting story about a family struggling to make it. The dancing has to be seen to be believed. Spectacular.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

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If rags-to-riches-to-rags tales like this one appeal to you, go watch Polunin, not this clip-job of a movie, and draw your own conclusions.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Mr. Polunin's suffering may be on display, but too little of his artistry.

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Stuff

Stuff

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If you're a fan of dance and dance filmed, this Dancer will leave you very happy.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Dancer is likely to provide both inspiration and salutary lessons for would be artists.

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Seattle Times

Seattle Times

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It’s an unfinished story, which leaves “Dancer” slightly unsatisfying, as if we’re abandoning a book mid-chapter. But what a pleasure to wallow in the talent of a ballet rock star...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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Who Polunin truly is and what drives him remain somewhat elusive in “Dancer,” though ... it’s the one element that makes this documentary feel like a less-than-complete experience.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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[A] sensitive, luxuriantly filmed documentary ...

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

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Dancer is worth watching just to see the prodigious talent in full flight.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

If rags-to-riches-to-rags tales like this one appeal to you, go watch Polunin, not this clip-job of a movie, and draw your own conclusions.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Mr. Polunin's suffering may be on display, but too little of his artistry.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

If you're a fan of dance and dance filmed, this Dancer will leave you very happy.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Dancer is likely to provide both inspiration and salutary lessons for would be artists.

0
Seattle Times

Seattle Times

press

It’s an unfinished story, which leaves “Dancer” slightly unsatisfying, as if we’re abandoning a book mid-chapter. But what a pleasure to wallow in the talent of a ballet rock star...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Who Polunin truly is and what drives him remain somewhat elusive in “Dancer,” though ... it’s the one element that makes this documentary feel like a less-than-complete experience.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

[A] sensitive, luxuriantly filmed documentary ...

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Dancer is worth watching just to see the prodigious talent in full flight.

0

Deeply affecting

A moving, deeply affecting story about a family struggling to make it. The dancing has to be seen to be believed. Spectacular.

5.0
0