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More on Irlan Santos da Silva, the Cavalier in ‘Nutcracker’

In Friday’s 7 section I talk to Meaghan Grace Hinkis of American Ballet Theatre II, who plays the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Central California Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” One thing she mentioned in the interview is that her dance partner, Irlan Santos da Silva of Rio de Janiero, is the subject of a 2009 film titled “Only When I Dance.” According to IMDB, it’s about “two black children from the Favela in Brazil, who, despite constant prejudice and doubt, are both determined to beat the odds and follow their dreams to use dancing as an escape rarely found in their tough day to day lives.”

Responses to "More on Irlan Santos da Silva, the Cavalier in ‘Nutcracker’"

UK viewer of Only When I Dance says:

Irlan Santos Da Silva was superb – his exam piece on Nijinsky was amazing. What wonderful supportive parents he has. Wishing him success for the future.

Vipsania says:

Irlan is a magnificent dancer. The best that I have seen in years. Where is he now? I can find no current information about him.

stella says:

check the American ballet theatre site ….he is there Jan 2011