Thou Shalt Not Dance


THOU SHALT NOT DANCE tells the story of a group of religious men who decided to establish a dance school. For three years, they have secretly been practicing dance. In their graduation show, they are supposed to reveal themselves and their dance for the first time before their friends and family. 


We follow Hananyia, an educational Rabbi and a wise pupil, Ehud, who arrived in the world of dance as a result of a traumatic event in the Second Lebanon War, and Alon, who left the yeshiva for his love of dance.


We join them on a journey packed with personal and financial difficulties, internal and external struggles, in a meaningful period of time where they graduate from school and when questions about the future hang in the air.

Written and Directed by: Eyal Sella, Yochai Shalom Hadad

Producers: Zafrir Kochanovsky, Miri Ezra

Cinematography by: Yochai Shalom Hadad, Yochai Atzmon, Itay Vinogard, Eyal Sela

Edited by: Itay Livne 

Soundtrack Design by: Ami Arad 

Original score: Amit Ben Atar

Production company: TTV Productions Ltd


Israel Film Service
Ministry of Culture and Sports
The Payis Council for Culture and Art


Technical info:

50:37' | Digibeta

Language - Hebrew | Country -  Israel | 2011


  • 23rd Annual One World Film Festival – Canada, 2012  

  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival – Canada, 2012

  • Haifa International Film Festival – Israel, 2011




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