A film by Ase Svenheim Drivenes
70 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2015
Maiko Nishino’s destiny was decided before she was born. Her name, Maiko, means dancing child. Her mother sold their house and car to send 14 year-old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing academies in Europe. Maiko knew she couldn’t return to Japan as a failure.
Now Maiko is 32 and at the top of her career as a prima ballerina for the Norwegian National Ballet. But Maiko is not a young dancer anymore, and talented newcomers are longing for her position. When Maiko decides to start a family, she is forced to make decisions that might jeopardize everything she has worked for.
UPC: 720229917315 | Catalog #: FRF917315D | DVD MSRP: $24.95
On DVD April 25 | On iTunes April 11