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For the star of the Bolshoi Ballet, there is no distinction between life and art

Olga Smirnova lives to dance. A leading soloist and star of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, she works from dawn until dusk, barely pausing to rest or eat a quick meal. Even when she isn’t dancing, she is constantly thinking of ballet: she says the music never stops playing in her mind, invading even her dreams. The Prodigy is a rich account of the trials and rewards of professional dance, and a portrait of one young woman’s intense dedication to her art.

Director: Michael Sugrue

Producers: Fyodor Mozgovoy, The Key Productions

25 April 2014

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