MAIKO: DANCING CHILD

Åse Svenheim Drivenes / 70’ / 2015 / Norway

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Dirección / Direction: Åse Svenheim Drivenes
Producción / Production: Sant & Usant
Guión / Script: Åse Svenheim Drivenes
Edición / Editing: Stefan Sundlöf
Fotografía / Cinematography: Håvard Fossum
Sonido / Sound: Gry Haugholdt, Svenn Jakobsen
Música Original / Original Music: The Opera Orcestra

Åse Svenheim Drivenes is a Norwegian born filmmaker who made her directorial debut with the documentary, Our Man in Kirkenes (2010) screened at NRK and YLE and then I am Kuba pitched at IDFA Forum in 2013. Maiko’s Dance is her first feature length documentary.

Maiko’s destiny was decided before she was born. Her name Maiko means dancing child. Her mother, the driving force behind her career, sold their house and car to send 14 year old Maiko to the most prestigious dancing schools in Europe. Today Maiko is 32 on top of her career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Ballet. Maiko is not a young dancer anymore and talented newcomers are longing for her position. Competition is getting tougher when Maiko decides to
start a family…