Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Presented by the ACC Dance Department
Austin Community College (ACC)
Gallery Theatre, Rio Grande Campus
1212 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX, USA
Including student work by
Amie Elyn, Ale Madera, Hallie Odom, Trevor Revis, and Giovanni Sanchez

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photo by gerald VIOSSAT
photo by gerald VIOSSAT

CAVALIER, 2011, France, 5 min

Directed by axelle gonay
Choreography by emilie camacho
Featuring rabbit research collective
Dancing by Laure MASSIAS, Annette LABRY, Matthieu SPARMA. Charles PIETRI
Music by HiFI Monsters
A marathon until the accident - an accident - or maybe the possibility to realize that we can slow down, enjoy, touch, and share a wide look between men and women. A time to understand our real reason of living. Based on Horace McCoy's novel "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?".
Frame from Passing Through

Passing Through, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography by Toby Hankin
Dancing by Kelsey Chilton, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Joy French, Cortney McGuire, Michael Richman and Stephanie Kobes
Cinematography by Robert Schaller
Edited by Hamel Bloom
Humans passing through each others' lives is portrayed with movement and overlay.
Frame from Fao

Fao, 2010, Spain, 7 min

Directed by Aitor Echeverria
Produced by Mireia Ibars
Choreography by Carolina Alejos
Dancing by Nora Chipaumire
Music composed by Omar Sosa
Cinematography by Aitor Echeverria
Edited by Sergi Dies
Hunger, loneliness and the will to survive push Fao to embark on a journey that will bring her face to face with her fears... (Filmed in Senegal.)

Advance, 2010, USA, 3 min

Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, Mitchell Rose
Choreography and dancing by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland
Featuring BodyVox
Music composed by William Goodrum
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose
One dance. Two minutes. Fifty locations.
Frame from Fragility

Fragility, 2009, USA, 6 min

Directed by ana baer
Produced by ana baer carrillo
Choreography by kim olson
Featuring sweet edge
Dancing by kim olson, patrick mueller
Music composed by barry adamson
Filmmaker: ana baer carrillo
A couple grasps for intimacy in a bleak urban landscape, emerging from and collapsing into codependency.

MELT, 2010, USA, 10 min

Directed by Noémie Lafrance
Produced by Natalie Galazka
Choreography by Noémie Lafrance
Featuring Sens Production
Dancing by Elizabeth Wilkinson, Mare Hieronimus, Teresa Kochis, Celeste Hastings, Adi Kfir, Meghan Merrill, Marcy Schlissel, Sarah Donnelly
Music composed by Erin McGonigle
Music performed by Brooks Williams
Cinematography by Bryan Newman
Edited by Brad Turner
Beeswax Costumes by Noémie Lafrance
Rigging Design by Spencer Evans
Costumes slowly melt away from dancers precariously perched and wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin. Inspired by the Melt live performance work, "Melt" depicts a delicate, sensual, and dramatic experience of the physical body in exile and surrender.
Frame from In There

In There, 2005, USA, 7 min

Directed by Michael Theodore / Michelle Ellsworth
Produced by Prarie Dog Mothers
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Music by Michael Theodore
This film definitively answers the question, "What is she doing in there?"
Frame from Black Train is Coming

Black Train is Coming, 2011, USA, 3 min

Produced and Directed by John T. Williams
Choreography and dancing by eNinja & Joyntz Scott
Music composed by Rev. J.M Gates
Cinematography by James Tucker
Edited by John T. Williams
Blending an old time sermon with modern day Flex/Turf dance style, this film is based on the 1926 exhortation, "Death's Black Train is Coming," by the prolific black preacher, Rev. J.M. Gates, many of whose sermons were strong warnings of the hellish punishments that awaited sinners.