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Maiko: Dancing Child
A film by Ase Svenheim Drivenes

70 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2015

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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.


"Lush in its music and shot compositions, 'Maiko: Dancing Child' is one of the best looking documentaries I've ever seen. Obviously inspired by her legendary subject's grace and poise, filmmaker Ase Svenheim Drivenes reveals through dance and personal journey the tough and dedicated life of a professional ballet dancer." - StarPulse

"This film is as honest and powerful as it is beautiful in its successful attempt to communicate the difficulties of becoming a mother and reaching your career goals. You will love Maiko's advice to all women and mothers." - Reel Honest Reviews

"Gorgeous." - Cinelinx

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