Season 1 | 7 x 45'
Language | Hebrew
yes TV, Kuma Studios
Sales | Format
The first TV series created, written, and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Rama Burshtein (Fill the Void, The Wedding Plan).
Rama's unique and personal point of view - of the inner-workings of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world, particularly its women - have won her fans throughout the world. Her auteur sensibility has resonated with audiences and her films garnered numerous awards.
Fire Dance is the coming-of-age story of a young, troubled woman, in a tight-knit ultra-Orthodox religious sect.
Faigie 18, grew up in a broken home without a father figure, and after nearly killing herself attaches her future happiness to Nathan, the 35-year-old married son of the leader of the ultra-orthodox community in which they both live. Nathan is also the owner of a workshop which employs seamstresses who live with mental illness, run by Faigie's mother, Rayzee.
Following her suicide attempt, Faigie becomes part of Nathan's household, helping to run the home while Nathan's wife, Yocheved, is pregnant with their first child, after 18 years of marriage. The bond between the two families tightens as Faigie grows dangerously close to Nathan. He quickly becomes her whole world, as she finds him spiritually inspiring and emotionally sensitive. Faigie's inner strength and daring character draw Nathan back to the world he abandoned – tending to the well-being of the women in his community. This positions him as a threat to the other married men- who lack his empathy and understanding of women's hearts.
Faigie's feelings and her longing for a relationship with Nathan can never materialize- governed by the rules dictated by their religious beliefs - which could not allow such passion to be consummated.
It is this delicate tension, between passion and fulfillment, set on the backdrop of a conservative, devout community – in which the Fire Dance exists.