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Movie Recommendation: Only When I Dance

Only When I Dance, a documentary in the Portuguese language with English subtitles, tells the story of two aspiring teenagers from violent and poverty stricken neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro who pursue their dreams of becoming professional ballet dancers.

I Praise The Dance

I PRAISE THE DANCE

By Saint Augustine

I praise the dance,
for it frees people from the heaviness of matter
and binds the isolated to community.
I praise the dance,
which demands everything:
health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul.
Dance is a transformation of space, of time, of people,
who are in constant danger of becoming all brain, will, or feeling.
Dancing demands a whole person,
one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life,
who is not obsessed by lust for people and things
and the demon of isolation in his own ego.
Dancing demands a freed person,
one who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers.
I praise the dance.
O man, learn to dance,
or else the angels in heaven will not know what to do with you.