Using the lyrical and elegant metaphor of a ballet classic about death, this film explores how a dancer fights age, the deterioration of the body over time and fear of retirement. Former Royal Ballet principal, 44-year-old Zenaida Yanowsky, plans to overcome knee surgery and bring her body back to fitness so she can perform a swansong, one of ballet’s best-known of solos, The Dying Swan. Created in partnership with leading dance house, Sadler’s Wells, this film was broadcast by the BBC in 2018.
Glen Milner, Arun Taylor
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