POLINA SEMIONOVA: PRINCIPAL DANCER BETWEEN NEW YORK AND BERLIN

Germany 2013/14
D: Carsten Fiebeler

Documentary, HD, 53 Min.
Commissioned Production for ZDF and arte.


Synopsis // Crew

Polina Semionova, world-famous ballet star from the Moscow suburbs.

Towards the end of her training, Polina is discovered by one of the absolute greats of ballet, Vladimir Malakhov, who brings her to the German capital. She spends ten years at the Berlin Staatsballett and gains international renown.

Now, at a career peak, she leaves the city that became her home and is off to a new beginning on another continent. Her decision brings many risks with it, both of a private and professional nature. What are her reasons for putting everything on the line?

We accompany Polina Semionova, between Berlin and New York, between work and life, and enter her very personal universe.