Thou Shalt Not Dance


Eyal Sela, Yochai Shalom Hadad / Israel / 2011
Documentário, 50 min.

Synopsis: This illuminating documentary explores the obstacles faced by three Orthodox jews men who establish a dance school for religious males. The sensual nature of dance, particularly in a public forum, poses a unique challenge to those who live in a community where modesty is valued as the highest virtue. The film chronicles the struggles experienced by three dancers, as they try to reconcile their desire to express themselves physically while still maintaining an Orthodox life.

Film Credits:
Directors: Eyal Sela, Yochai Shalom Hadad
Producers: Zafrir Kochanovsky , Miri Ezra
Production Company: TTV Productions
Original Language: Hebrew