Without a Mirror

2018 Film 12 Min 34 Sec

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Elizabeth Whitaker began taking ballet in 2016 as a way to improve her performances as a musician. Blind since birth, she often found herself frustrated by the visual aspects of stage presence, and saw dance as a way to improve both spatial awareness and kinesthetic memory. Her teacher, Lauren McCarty Horak, teaches her how to dance ballet. Through this journey, “Without a Mirror” explores the power of dance, and how our own limitations can either hold us back or set us free.