Only When I Dance a film by Beadie Finzi



The filmmakers of 'Only When I Dance' are proud to announce the launch of the Vida Ballet Fund, to support the work of Centro de Danca Rio in Rio de Janeiro.

Founded in 1973 by ex-ballerina Mariza Estrella, Centro de Danca is one of the most respected ballet schools in Rio, renowned for training the likes of Thiago Soares, leading soloist at London's Royal Ballet. It is the same school that supported the central characters in 'Only When I Dance', Irlan Silva and Isabella Coraci.

The Vida Ballet Fund will provide grants to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds from Rio and the surrounding favelas, who would not otherwise have access to the dance school or an opportunity to pursue dance as a career.

The fund will provide training, offer physiotherapy, costumes, give travel grants for participation in national and international competitions. Please donate whatever you feel you can afford.


$15 provides one dance class

$25 buys a pair of shoes

$100 for a course of physio

$250 pays for a competition enrollment

$800 for six months school fees

Channel 4 in association with Arte France and NPS presents a Tigerlily Films Production in association with Jinga Production ‘Only When I Dance’ featuring Irlan Santos da Silva Isabela Coracy and Mariza Estrella editors Alan Levy and Felipe Lacerda music written and composed by Stephen Hilton music supervisors Matt Biffa and Alison Butters associate producer Paul Webster line producer Nikki Weston commissioning executives Critoph Jörg, Mairin ni Eithir and Annemiek van der Zanden executive producer Jan Younghusband co-producer Christina Daniels produced by Giorgia lo Savio and Nikki Parrott filmed and directed by Beadie Finzi

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