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Sergei Polunin explains why he quit the Royal Ballet

Sergei Polunin, the youngest dancer ever to be made a principal with the Royal Ballet, speaks to BBC Newsnight's Culture correspondent Stephen Smith about his unexpected decision to quit, a move which shocked the dance world.

Watch Newsnight's full interview with Sergei Polunin on Tuesday 13 March 2012 at 10.30pm on BBC Two, then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.

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