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Force of Nature Natalia

FORCE OF NATURE NATALIA follows a season in the life dance superstar Natalia Osipova. With unique access to Natalia's personal archive, we follow her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet as she continues to champion contemporary dance with some of the world’s greatest choreographers.  We watch the rehearsal process of new ballet Mother by Arthur Pita, a new commission with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and the Royal Ballet's legendary production of La Bayadere directed by Natalia Makarova.

Natalia opens up about her life and history, her childhood in Russia, her time with American Ballet Theatre and her journey to the Opera House. It is an unparalleled opportunity to get up close and personal with the leading ballerina of our generation and understand why critics and audiences all over the world call her a force of nature of the dance world.


★★★★ ‘a fascinating introduction to this interpretative artist’

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 


★★★★★ ‘This is a superbly made film, its intimacy is revelatory – for those who are and aren’t directly involved with the dance world’

Dance Tabs


BBFC Advice: Contains infrequent strong language


Film Information

Running Time: 1hr 22mins

BBFC Advice: 12A

Director(s): Gerry Fox

Year of release:

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