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New York Times: Only When I Dance Review

New York Times:

Joining “Dancing Across Borders” and “Mao’s Last Dancer” in the category of inspirational international dance films is Beadie Finzi’s “Only When I Dance,” which tracks the progress of two students with professional aspirations at the Centro de Dança ballet school in Rio de Janeiro. Casting is the key here, and Ms. Finzi chose wisely: Irlan Santos da Silva and Isabela Coracy, teenagers when the film was made, leap off the screen as effortlessly as they fly through the air onstage. Mr. Santos da Silva is particularly mesmerizing, as a dancer and a personality; there’s not much suspense regarding whether he will land a spot with a major ballet company.

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