Watch a Moving Underwater Ballet Created to Raise Awareness About Depression
A still from "Sink or Swim" (via YouTube)
Many who suffer from depression describe feeling like they're drowning, desperately trying to keep their heads above water. In "Sink or Swim," a poetic new short film, Royal Ballet principal Francesca Hayward embodies that struggle in a haunting underwater ballet.
Directed by filmmaker Louis-Jack, choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds, and supported in part by the mental health charity Mind, the video "hopes to raise awareness and understanding of depression in a compelling new way," according to its description.
It's a powerful message, made even more powerful by Hayward's beautiful artistry: