Only When I Dance

When: Wed., Aug. 18, 7 p.m. 2010

Irlan and Isabella wish only to dance. Not just on the streets of their home in Rio de Janeiro, but with a professional ballet company. In order to make it there, the teens have to break out of the notoriously violent favelas where they live and compete on the stages of New York and Switzerland. Their story, told in the documentary Only When I Dance, will screen at 7 tonight at the Lon Chaney Theatre (221 E. Kiowa St., A showing of Lil'A, a short documentary about a girl who took up dancing to combat severe tics caused by a nervous disorder, will precede the screening. Tickets run $5 to $6. — Edie Adelstein

Price: $5-$6

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