Original Title: Maiko: Dancing Child
Norway / 2015 / 70 min.
Director: Ase Svenheim Drivenes
Producer: Anita Rehoff Larden and Tone Grøttjord
Production Company: Sant & Usant
Cinematography: Håvard Fossum
Scriptwriter: Ase Svenheim Drivenes
Editor: Stefan Sundlöf
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Language: Norwegian, Japanese, English
Main Cast: Maiko Nishino-Ekberg
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Synopsis

Maiko's destiny was decided before she was born. Her name means ‘dancing child’. Her mother sold their house and car to send her 14-year-old daughter from Japan to one of the most prestigious dancing school in Europe. Maiko does not want to fail, therefore, she works hard, and becomes on the top of her career as a prima ballerina at the Norwegian National Ballet at the age of thirty-two. Competing with new talents gets tougher because of Maiko’s age, and her decision of creating a family.

Birryara çarenivîsê Meykoyê berî bûna wî hatiye dan. Manaya nave wê "zaroya semayê" ye. Dayika wê xanî û tirimbêlên wan difiroşit da ko dota xwe ya 14 salî ji Japonê bi rê bikit yek ji baştirîn dibistanên semayê li Ewropayê. Meykoyê nevêt bişkêt, lewma, ew ji dil xebatê dikit, û li Baleta Neteweyî ya Nerwîcê di jiyê sih û du saliyê da wekî seroka baletê digehit pîtika behreya xwe. Hevrrikiya bi behreyên nû ra ji ber jiyê Meykoyê û birryara wê jibo danana malbatekê zortir dibit.

 

Director’s Biography
Ase Svenheim Drivenes is a Norwegian born filmmaker who made her directorial debut with the documentary ‘Our Man in Kirkenes’ screened in several festivals. ‘Maiko's Dance’ is her first feature length documentary.

Asêya Svenheymê Drîvenes filimsazeka Nerwîcî ye ko yekemîn karê xwe yê derînanê bi belgefilmê "Mêrê Me li Kirkenesê" kiriye ko li çendîn filmefestîvalan hatiye pêşkêşkirin. "Semaya Meykoyê" yekemîn belgefilmê wê yê dirêje.

 

Filmography
Maiko: Dancing Chid (2015)
I am Kuba (2015)
Our Man in Kirkenes (2010)