When a hip-hop dancer accidentally walks into a dance class in Mumbai, his world opens up and a passion is born. The tough ballet master recognizes his talent and dares him to fulfill his dreams of dancing professionally – giving him the courage to defy family, culture and poverty.

Manish and friends
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A documentary film by Leslie Shampaine

In English and Hindi.  Filmed in India, U.K., Israel and the USA

“I pay my respects to these dancers for their work, fight, and strength. I hope that their story will be known and their example will be followed by many young Indian dancers.”

– Zubin Mehta, conductor and former Music Director, New York Philharmonic; and the Israel Philharmonic