Blessed with astonishing power and grace, Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin rocketed to the top of the ballet world. At 19 years old he became the youngest ever principal dancer in London’s Royal Ballet. Two years later, he quit. There was nothing left for him to accomplish, and his pursuit of stardom had torn his family apart and left him feeling hollow. Filmmaker Steven Cantor’s new film documents Polunin’s rise, fall, and redemption. It’s called Dancer, and he joins us Thursday to talk about it.
Join us for a free screening of Steven Cantor documentary film Dancer on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center [map]. Doug Fabrizio will host a post-film Q&A with Cantor. It’s all part of our Through the Lens series in partnership with Utah Film Center. Invite your friends on Facebook. MORE DETAILS
Steven Cantor is the producer and director of numerous documentaries, including Chasing Tyson, loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies, and The Devil’s Playground. He directed the new documentary film Dancer.