FREE: A Life in Images and Words

Illustrated Autobiography by Sergei Polunin (Author)

LIMITED EDITION, each copy is numbered and signed by Sergei Polunin with a special front and back cover that he chose to celebrate this edition.




Renowned dancer, actor and artist Sergei Polunin is widely acknowledged as one of the most prodigious, dazzling and charismatic talents of his generation. Now he tells his extraordinary life story for the first time.

In FREE, Polunin presents a stunning selection of photographs from his life and work, taking his readers and legions of fans behind the scenes – from his childhood and through his career spanning dance, fashion and film – to share with them the emotional highs and lows of his journey towards artistic maturity and mastery.

With an introduction and foreword from Dame Helen Mirren and Albert Watson, OBE, this richly illustrated autobiography features hundreds of images from some of the world’s most highly regarded photographers as well as more personal, intimate never-before-seen family photos, all set alongside Sergei’s inimitable personal narrative.

Publisher: teNeues Verlag GmbH

Binding: hardback

Size: 314 mm x 244 mm

Pages: 272 Pages

Illustrations: 500 colour and black & white

Dame Helen Mirren:

“Sergei’s high art and extraordinary physicality is infused with something I can only describe as a mad passion … he reveals emotion that is disciplined and contained, classical even, but raw underneath.”

Albert Watson OBE:

“When he was in front of my camera, the ease with which he generated grace and power shock”

Sean Penn:

“Flipping through the pages of FREE is such a poetic reminder of the great beauty at humanity’s core. A nature of possibility, revealed by a rare artist whose primal expression is matched by discipline.”