Serguéi Polunin

Serguéi Polunin Tribute

~ Born 20 November 1989), Sergey Vladimirovich Polunin is a Ukrainian ballet dancer who was formerly a principal dancer with the British Royal Ballet and is currently a principal dancer with Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre and the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. 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.

Starring: Sergei Polunin
Dancer Official Trailer 1 (2016) - Sergei Polunin Documentary
Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later — at the height of his success — he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor’s Dancer tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Yet beyond celebrating the raw talent and wild ambition of Polunin, whose sights are now set on Hollywood, Dancer considers how wealth and success may not be enough when it comes to finding personal and professional identity.

Sergei Polunin, the "bad boy" of dance looks like an angel, yet inside demons rage. What results onstage is pure adrenaline pumping emotion. This video depicts the ever warring factions that vie for his soul.
Pam Boehme Simon

This is the first in a series of videos I've created from a film short (please see credits below). Sergei Polunin, phenomenal ballet star, portrays a young soldier wounded on the battleground. He awakens amid carnage and death. He rises, and runs. We see flashes of his life, of brilliance and hope, as he flees. An angelic figure is seen watching (waiting) for his arrival. She reaches out for him with open arms as he sprints across a bridge toward her. He smiles as his eyes meet hers, but he does not make it into the comfort of her caress. He succumbs to his wounds. We see him fall in life, a life of youth and promise cut tragically short. His lifeless body lies amid the wreckage where he first arose, and he now lies peacefully in the arms of the angel.
Original film:
Actor: Sergei Polunin ~ Director: David LaChapelle

I take no credit for any of the images seen here. I intend no copyright infringement. I only wish to explore, expose to others, and honor the amazing work of these other people. All I'm good at here is manipulating pixels...
Pam Boehme Simon

“Oh bliss! Bliss and heaven! Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh. It was like a bird of rarest spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now.” - Alex, A Clockwork Orange

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