Mirrors takes us on a courageous journey inward toward the traumatic memories of a contemporary ballet dancer named  Crimson. These memories are keeping her small, stuck, and far from participating in the joy of her own life. Each encounter reveals another source of her discontent and therefore brings to light what habitual ways of being have the potential for change. Crimson slowly and patiently begins untangling her past traumas so that she is able to emerge more present. Creating a project which confronts the universal human condition of suffering has been an extremely cathartic process for me.  Mirrors brings me closer to my authenticity and towards changing my lineage for the better. My hope is to propel the viewer into action as well.  

MIRRORS|SHORT DANCE FILM

A ballet dancer’s inner critic halts a career-defining performance

Directed by Mary Marxen