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  2. Olga Smirnova's talent and drive are taking her to new heights in the ultra-competitive arena of world-class ballet at the Bolshoi in Moscow. This film shows what that extreme sacrifice looks like behind the curtain, through images and the words of Olga and her demanding, but sensitive coach, who doesn't always agree with the method to Olga’s madness.

    We examine Olga's solitary mental focus in a cluttered-but-quiet locker room visualization session, then push herself to repeated physical pain to overcome a fault in technique. We also see the contrast from her isolation in an otherwise crowded lunch room to a live, crowd-pleasing performance that same night.

    In the end, this calm, focused young woman reveals a soft, sensitive side one would not expect from someone so driven to be the best.

    What goes on stage and under the lights is given new context in this illuminating short documentary.

    producer
    FYODOR MOZGOVOY
    THE KEY PRODUCTIONS

    camera and edit
    MICHAEL SUGRUE

    score
    PATRICIO JOSE SANCHEZ
    STEVE NOSSITER

    sound recordist
    PHILIPP STARENKO

    sound design
    MICHAEL SUGRUE
    PHILIPP STARENKO

    assistant camera
    DIMA SOLOVYOV

    b camera operator
    IVAN MARKAROV

    gaffer
    ILYA MAXIMOV

    special thanks
    OLGA SMIRNOVA

    MARINA KONDRATIEVA
    KATERINA NOVIKOVA
    MICHAIL YARUSH

    and the entire staff of the
    BOLSHOI THEATER
    MOSCOW, RUSSIA

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  3. Нина капцова - Фригия (Спартак). Большой балет 2005 г.

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  4. On July 2013 George Harvey and Garage Magazine invited ballet dancers Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran to create and unrehearsed improvisation to Satie's Gnossienne No1.

    Director: George Harvey
    Performance: Sergei Polunin and Kristina Shapran
    Director of Photography: Rufai Ajala
    Stylist: Celestine Cooney
    Make-Up and Grooming: Elias Hove @ Jedroot using MAC Cosmetics
    RED Operator: Ramzey Sabbagh
    DIT: Claire Fulton
    Film Assistants: Kareem Abdul, Adam Slama and Jack Fitzsimmons
    Styling Assistant: Trinity Ellis
    Track: Gnossienne No. 1
    Composer: Erik Satie
    Pianist: Lang Lang
    Clothing: Sergei Polunin wears trousers from Topman. Kristina Shapran wears skirt by Todd Lynn, top by DKNY Intimates and pants by HAY
    With special thanks to: Spring Studios, production and post

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  5. Svetlana Zakharova as Aegina in Spartacus. Bolshoi Ballet 2008. Светлана Захарова - Спартак.

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