Call Me Dancer

84 mins


Manish, a 21-year-old Indian street dancer, becomes captivated by ballet’s athleticism. He neglects to tell his struggling parents when he drops out of school, and begins using their life savings to pay for dance classes. Once renowned as Israel’s top dancer and teacher to ballet’s greatest stars, 70-year-old Yehuda Ma’or, arrives in Mumbai to teach ballet at an inner-city dance school, only to discover a dedicated disciple in young Manish. Yehuda seeks a purpose and a place to call home. Manish dreams of dancing on the world stage but struggles to break free from the confines of his own economic and social circumstances. Call Me Dancer is a story of hope, heartache and hard work.

Production Team

Lesley Shampaine
Pip Gilmour

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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