Free – A Life in Images and Words
Renowned dancer, actor and artist Sergei Polunin is widely acknowledged as one of the most prodigious, dazzling and charismatic talents of his generation. Now he tells his extraordinary life story for the first time.
The early life path of Ukraine-born Sergei Polunin was akin to a dancer’s fairytale. A precocious talent. Ballet training in Kiev. Admission to the Royal Ballet School in London at 13. First solo performance at the Royal Ballet at 19. At 20, promotion to the youngest ever principal. Then, at 21, Polunin moved on. Today Sergei is known not only as a dancer and producer – but also as an actor and as a creative artist, leading his own independent company (www.poluninink.com) in new ballet projects that evolve the classical vocabulary of dance and introduce it to wider audiences.
In FREE, Polunin presents a stunning selection of photographs from his life and work, taking his readers and legions of fans behind the scenes – from his childhood and through his career spanning dance, fashion and film – to share with them the emotional highs and lows of his journey towards artistic maturity and mastery.
Dame Helen Mirren: “Sergei’s high art and extraordinary physicality is infused with something I can only describe as a mad passion … he reveals emotion that is disciplined and contained, classical even, but raw underneath.”
- An intimate encounter with the enfant terrible of ballet
- Life on and off stage: richly illustrated autobiography featuring hundreds of images from some of the world’s most highly regarded photographers as well as more personal, intimate never-before-seen family photos
- His music video for Hozier’s Take me to Church, shot by David LaChapelle, has 28 million views on YouTube
The Tatler magazine with an article about Sergei Polunin and his new book „Free“:
Music Video: Sergei Polunin x Rankin x Husky Loops – Tempo: