'From realizing that I can make mistakes, I have come to realise there is an order to what I do' – Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come, Atlantic Records, USA 1959

A violent repetition of a dance phrase, Mistakes starts on black with sound and without credits.

Designed as a video installation with music composed by the director, the film is inspired by the modern Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, a video still of Fred Astaire falling over and the betrayal of Szrebreniska by the United Nations.

Shortlisted in competition at ‘Dance On Screen’, London and the Brighton Festival. Internationally exhibited, including TTV Riccione, Italy and Dance for Camera, New York.

6’, DV, UK 2000
Dir., conceived & prod. by Alex Reuben

Performed by Vicky Udall
Camera by Iain McGill

Edited by Jane Hodge
Choreographed by
Alex Reuben with
Mita Banerjee