Viktor Plotnikov, Larissa Ponomarenko
'Prima' is a portrait of Larissa Ponomarenko, Prima Ballerina of the Boston Ballet, who has just recently decided to step down from her long-held, coveted position. Through flashbacks to her journey from the childhood and difficult training in Russia to her emergence as the prima ballerina of Boston Ballet, the film captures the vitality and beauty of her dance. It is a story of hard work and determination, of devotion to the arts, and of an extraordinary dancer's transition from the stage, to her new life as mentor for aspiring dancers who follow in her footsteps. Her body language tells her deep personal story in a most beautiful and unconventional manner, the story of the ordinary life of one extra-ordinary person.