Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Sans Souci at the Atlas Black Box, 2013
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21, 2013
7:00 PM: Video installations • 7:30 PM: Screenings
FREE Admission. Come a little early to enjoy the looping video installations.
Different programs at each screening:

Friday Evening Screening, September 20 at 7:30 PM

Frame from Mail, Parts I & 2

Mail, Parts I & 2, 2013, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Robert Schaller
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Ellsworth
Music composed by Simon Christensen
Filmmaker: Robert Schaller
A handmade camera documents language as dance: hand-written words sent dancing. Projected from hand-processed 16mm film.
Frame from DRAWING BLANK

DRAWING BLANK, 2012, Canada, 5 min

Directed by stefan verna
Produced by David Finch
Choreography and dancing by Emily Jean Honegger
Music composed by David Drury
Cinematography by Bill Kerrigan
Edited by stefan verna
A dream-like story of impermanence told through dance and stop-motion painting.
Frame from for you

for you, 2012, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music by Dark Dark Dark
Filmmaker: Tara Rynders
Landscapian journey.
Frame from Dorian C.

Dorian C., 2012, USA, 22 min

Directed by Rebecca Arndt
Produced by Eva Perrotta & Sophie Bortolussi & Rebecca Arndt
Choreography by Eva Perrotta & Sophie Bortolussi in collaboration with Asli Bulbul
Featuring Nu Dance Theater
Dancing by Eva Perrotta & Asli Bulbul
Music by Sam Crawford & Arthur Solari
Cinematography by Rebecca Arndt
Edited by WAC Inc
Art Direction by Katie Fleming
The struggle between our manufactured sense of self and the memories that lay bare our fabrications - as illustrated by the dance of a woman with her doppelganger.
Frame from Veronica & Vincent

Veronica & Vincent, 2013, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Amy Seiwert
Choreography by Amy Seiwert
Dancing by Andrea Basile, Brandon "Private" Freeman
Music composed by Daniel Bernard Romain
Cinematography by Ben Estabrook
Edited by Amy Seiwert and Ben Estabrook
The sadness of the loss of a spouse is beautifully illustrated through dance.
Frame from Little Colored Blocks

Little Colored Blocks, 2013, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Christy O Harris
Choreography by Christy O Harris & Bill Young
Featuring OLab/ Whitespace Project
Dancing by Ching I Chang, Coco Karol, Amy Moore, Brandin Steffensen, Marcos Duran and Jennifer Rose
Music composed by Ezekiel Honig
Cinematography by Kevin Martin & Oscar Max Johanson
Edited by Christy O Harris
Architecture/Set Design by Lawrence O
Ezekiel Honig Music Video
Frame from Intermission

Intermission, lower level B2, 10 min

Snack Time. Enjoy the video installations in the lobby.
Frame from L'entre-Mots

L'entre-Mots, 2013, France, 15 min

Directed by Solange Albert
Choreography by Solange Albert
Featuring Cie Solange Albert
Dancing by Katell Hartereau, Olivier Clargé, Murielle Martinenghi
Music composed by Antonio Vivaldi, Bernard Parmégiani
Cinematography by Hung Ton Quoc
Edited by Atelier Contemporain de SL
Sound Recording by Yves Capus
Set Design by François Gaches
A compelling visual poem: earth and dance; confinement and freedom. Featuring photos by Margot Gaches.
photo by Libby Pratt
photo by Libby Pratt

890 Broadway, 2012, USA, 4 min

Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by Ching-I Chang & Jenny Tortorello
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Cinematography by Charles Caster-Dudzick
Edited by Marta Renzi
The duet of two women dressed to go out - but, who never do.

The Time it Takes, 2013, UK, 11 min

Produced and Directed by Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes
Choreography and dancing by Rosalind Masson, Simon Ellis, Dai Jian
Music by David Lintern & James Weaver
Cinematography by Katrina McPherson
Edited by Simon Fildes
Dubbing mix by John Cobban
1st A.D. & digital workflow by Sabine Klaus
Screendance extraordinaire
Frame from Ondek

ONDEK, 2013, Canada, 6 min

Directed by Louis-Martin Charest
Produced by Simon Lebrun & Pascal Pelletier
Choreography by Veronica Felisi & Giulia Tripoli
Dancing by Alex Francoeur, Jeffrey T. Wolfe, Michael Malagisi, Jonathan Loyer, Tina Desrochers
Music by Fun
Cinematography by Arnaud Dumas
Edited by Guillaume Marin
Dance party!

Outside in, 2011, Sweden, 10 min

Directed by Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik
Produced by Annelie Gardell
Choreography and dancing by Tover Skeidsvoll
Music by Johannes Burström
Cinematography by Petrus Sjövik
Edited by Nils Moström
Introspectively filmed by an intrusive crew, Cecilia dances inside a forest inside a studio.

Saturday Evening Screening, September 21 at 7:30 PM

Frame from Fall Off the Bone

Fall Off the Bone, 2012, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Patrizia Herminjard
Choreography and dancing by Adam Dickerson, Dolo McComb
Music by Adam Stone
Filmmaker: Patrizia Herminjard
Quirky and tense, this duet is filmed in the ashes of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.
Frame from Well Contested Sites

Well Contested Sites, 2012, USA, 13 min

Directed by Amie Dowling, Austin Forbord
Produced by Amie Dowling
Choreography by Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene
Dancing by Eric Garcia, Eric Camberos, Freddy Gutierrez, Gabe Stuckey, John Carnahan, Jordan Daniels, Justin Perkins, Reggie Daniels, Travis Rowland, Zachary Johnson
Music by Eli Nelson, King Britt
Cinematography by Kitfox Valentín
Edited by Austin Forbord
The prison experience - smart and touching.
Frame from Cracks

Cracks, 2013, Spain, 4 min

Directed by Alex Pachón
Produced by Patricia S. Mora
Choreography and dancing by Alex Pachón
Music composed by Alberto Rodríguez
Music performed by Alex Pachón
Cinematography by Felix Mendez, Nuria Gámiz
Edited by Alex Pachón
This soloist dances to the sounds of his own joints cracking and popping.
Frame from Circling

Circling, 2012, USA, 14 min

Produced and Directed by Douglas Rosenberg
Choreography and dancing by Sally Gross
Music by Weather Duo
Cinematography by Jason Bahling, Michael Eckblad
Edited by Jason Bahling
Featuring movement by renowned choreographer/dancer Sally Gross, this solo is a meditation on place, the passing of time, and the cyclical nature of life.
Frame from Lost Ambulation

Lost Ambulation, 2012, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Danielle Short
Choreography and dancing by Sarah Reynolds
Filmmaker: Danielle Short
Experimental cinematic elements create a choreographic flow that enhances the constrained human movement in this dreamscape.
Frame from ESQUISSE

ESQUISSE, 2012, FRANCE, 6 min

Directed by Xavier Hirissou
Produced by Nancy Spanier and Abrascia
Choreography and dancing by Nancy Spanier
Music by Marek Hunhap
Cinematography by Xavier Hirissou and Ana Baer
Edited by Xavier Hirissou
Artistic Assistance by Paul Oertel
After 30 years without dancing, American choreographer Nancy Spanier slowly returns to the practice. "ESQUISSE" is an intimate reflection on time, memory, and the joys and suffering associated with a passion: Dance.
Frame from Intermission

Intermission, lower level B2, 10 min

Snack Time. Enjoy the video installations in the lobby.

Contemplation at Seventy, 2012, France, 6 min

Directed by Ana Baer
Produced by Nancy Spanier
Choreography and dancing by Nancy Spanier
Featuring Performance Inventions
Music by Mairi Campbell
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Second Camera by Xavier Hirissou
Visual haiku celebrating the life and art of Nancy Spanier at seventy.

Elon + Emmanuelle, 2012, USA, 7 min

Directed by Natalie Galazka
Produced by Natalie Galazka & Melissa C. O'Brien
Choreography and dancing by Elon Höglund & Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Music by Garth Stevenson
Cinematography by Melissa C. O'Brien
Edited by Ross Baldisserotto
Charmed dancers observe their own duet in a magical street art fantasy.
Frame from Freefall

Freefall, 2012, UK, 3 min

Directed by Sima Gonsai and Babis Alexiadis
Produced by Mencap
Choreography by Lee Fisher
Music composed by Richard Syner
Cinematography by Sima Gonsai and Babis Alexiadis
Edited by Sima Gonsai
Lovely, simple, and compelling, this film highlights the work of the disabled dance company Freefall.
Frame from Almost

Almost, 2012, Canada, 7 min

Directed by Priscilla Guy
Produced by Mandoline Hybride
Choreography by Priscilla Guy
Featuring Mandoline Hybride
Dancing by Lael Stellick and Priscilla Guy
Music composed by Louis Fortin/Production Les Muses
Filmmaker: Priscilla Guy
Use of close-up, soft-focus, and fragmented frame combine to create a beautifully surreal and altered view.
Frame from Jane & Adam

Jane & Adam, 2012, UK, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Jonny Kight
Dancing by Jane Leaney and Adam Burton
Music composed by Tom Rogerson of Three Trapped Tigers
Music performed by Tom Rogerson
Cinematography by Ciro Candia
A smokey and moving duet.
Frame from Rooms

Rooms, 2013, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Paul Sarvis
Choreography by Ana Keilson & Paul Sarvis
Dancing by Ana Keilson
Music composed by Lou Harrison: Suite for Violin and American Gemelan: Air
Music performed by Abel-Steindberg-Winant Trio
Cinematography by Jayson Labozzo and Andrew Reed
Edited by Jennifer Lilly
Old Woman played by Barbara Johnston
Familiarity, shelter, entrapment, memory, age, and youth are the themes of this solo in a bare room.
Frame from Off Ground

Off Ground, 2013, The Netherlands, 12 min

Directed by Boudewijn Koole
Produced by Iris Lammertsma
Choreography by Jakop Ahlbom
Featuring Jakop Ahlbom
Dancing by Louise Lecavalier, Antoine Masson
Music composed by Alex Simu
Cinematography by Melle van Essen
Edited by Boudewijn Koole
Woman and boy, table and chair, wall and water - a simple, powerful duet.

Installations, Atlas Black Box Lobby, Fri & Sat, 7:00 - 9:30 PM

Frame from aftermath

aftermath, 2013, USA, 11 min

Directed by Mollie Wolf
Choreography by Mollie Wolf
Music composed by Albert Mathias & The Bulgarian Voices
Cinematography by John Regalado & Danny Beard
Edited by John Regalado
Personal and contemplative exploration of grief after the loss of the family home to the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado.
Frame The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm, 2013, USA, 8 min

Directed by Mimi Garrard
Choreography by Mimi Garrard with Samuel Roberts
Featuring Mimi Garrard
Dancing by Samuel Roberts
Music composed by Michael Bushnell
Music performed by electronic
Filmmaker: Mimi Garrard
An expression of anxiety about the future of our planet.
Frame gyre-ation

gyre-ation, 2012, USA, 7 min

Directed by Beth Portnoy
Choreography and dancing by Amy Larimer
Music by Greg Heffernan
Filmmaker: Beth Portnoy
In this solo, a woman whirls through a vortex of tension between natural and psychological patterns.
Frame from Left Under

Left Under, 2013, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Rachel Oliver
Choreography by Rachel Oliver
Dancing by Mandy Greenlee, Stephanie Lee, Kate Speer, & Jessica Troppman
Music by Rachel's
Filmmaker: Rachel Oliver
Plates, woman, water, field, past, and present - an attempt to understand and unwind the harried complexities of life for women.
Frame from No More Worry, No More Blue

No More Worry, No More Blue, 2013, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Kathy Rose
Choreography and dancing by Kathy Rose
Music by Greg Boyer
Filmmaker: Kathy Rose
Floating apparations predominate in this music-video interpretation of the poetic Greg Boyer ballad.
Frame from pressed

pressed, 2012, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Les Stuck
Choreography by Les Stuck
Dancing by Sonsherée Giles
Music by Les Stuck
Filmmaker: Les Stuck
An effects-enhanced electro-psychedelic floor dance solo embedding video with live dance on video.
Frame from re'ver'ence

re'ver'ence, 2013, USA, 3 min

Directed by Mary Wohl Haan
Produced by HAAN Dances
Choreography by Mary Wohl Haan
Featuring HAAN Dances
Dancing by Mary Wohl Haan with musician Anthony Salvo
Music by Anthony Salvo
Filmmaker: Sabrina Cavins
In light, shadow, and sound, simple steps taken with respect and awe.

The Situation Room, 2013, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Nance
Music by Richard Hall
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Voice by Melissa Grogan
A contemporary account of a woman's struggle.
Frame from snowwhites

snowwhites, 2012, USA, 5 min

Directed by Cortney McGuire
Choreography by Cortney McGuire
Dancing by Mollie Wolf, Taylor Augustine & Laura Ann Samuelson
Music composed by Devendra Banhart
Filmmaker: John Regalado
A trio of dancers embrace the December chill in this outdoor romp.