14 Sep 2017 Film & Streamed Events Cert 12A 7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)
Tickets: £8
Members: £7


Blessed with astonishing power and poise, Sergei Polunin took the dance world by storm. A child prodigy, he left Ukraine at the age of 13 and came to the UK where he shone at the Royal Ballet School.

At the age of 19 he became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever male principal. Two years later he sensationally walked out, amid reports of drug use and hard partying, earning himself the "bad boy of ballet" moniker. The story of his life in ballet is told in Dancer, a new cinema documentary by Steve Cantor.

At the film's centre is the unforgettable 2015 YouTube video of Polunin's dance to Hozier's Take Me to Church.
Shot in Hawaii by photographer David LaChapelle, Polunin's bare-chested ballet routine almost melted the internet when it went viral. It's since notched up more than 18 million views.

With archive footage, home movies and in-depth interviews, this revealing documentary takes an unprecedented look at the man who is transforming the shape of ballet as we know it.


Booking Details

Tickets: £8
Members: £7
A £1 transaction fee applies.

Screening start time
7.30pm (doors open 6.45pm)

Running time 85 mins

Language: Russian and Ukrainian with subtitles