Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Sans Souci at the Atlas Black Box, 2014
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
Friday & Saturday, September 5 & 6, 2014
7:00 PM: Video installations • 7:30 PM: Screenings
FREE Admission. Come early to enjoy the looping video installations.
Different programs at each screening:

Friday Evening Screening, September 5 at 7:30 PM

Globe Trot, 2013, USA & 22 other countries, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Mitchell Rose
Choreography by Bebe Miller
Dancing by people found on the street
Music composed by William Goodrum
Cinematography by 50 filmmakers
Edited by Mitchell Rose
An international crowd-sourced dance-film project: 50 filmmakers on all 7 continents each shoot 2 seconds of a dance by choreographer Bebe Miller.
Frame from A Touch of Red

A Touch of Red, 2013, UK, 11 min

Directed by Emile Shemilt
Choreography by Nicole Guarino
Featuring Scottish Dance Theatre
Dancing by Solène Weinachter, Joan Clevillé
Music composed by Genevieve Murphy
Cinematography by Steven Crichton
Edited by Emile Shemilt
Sound Recording and Mix by Aaron Ahrends
Production Management by Anna Rathband
A relationship is revealed through performative and cinematic patterns, rhythms and expressions.
Frame from What Weighs Me Down

What Weighs Me Down, 2013, USA, 6 min

Directed by Waeli Wang
Choreography by Marlo Fisken & Waeli Wang
Dancing by Marlo Fisken
Music composed by Grant Speich
Music performed by Connor Krummick
Filmmaker: Waeli Wang
Assistant Director by Kevin Shiramizu
Glimpses of limbs in motion snatched from a dance create a cinematic rendering thereof.
Frame from Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game, 2014, USA / Canada, 8 min

Directed by Jeff & Rick Kuperman
Produced by Kuperman Brothers
Choreography by Jeff & Rick Kuperman
Dancing by Zach Burke, Jeff Kuperman, Rick Kuperman, and Michel Issa Rubio
Music composed by Arlen Hart & Ronald Bacardi
Cinematography by Joshua Fraiman
Trust among four factory workers dissolves under unremitting surveillance by management.

Natural Selection, 2013, USA / Sweden, 6 min

Produced and Directed by David Fishel
Choreography and dancing by Carlye Eckert
Music composed by Carl Sondrol / Marvin Lin
Filmmaker: David Fishel
One woman's whimsical battle against rigid forms.

Hitch-Glitch-Snag, 2014, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Ana Baer and dancers
Featuring Merge
Dancing by Taylor Wasmer, Olivia Barto
Music composed by Richard Hall
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Two dancers, one wall - sharing, resisting, and exploring.
Frame from Intermission

Intermission, lower level B2, 10 min

Snack Time. Enjoy the video installations in the lobby.
Frame from drain.

drain., 2014, USA, 3 min

Directed by Michelle Bernier
Choreography by Michelle Bernier
Dancing by Amanda Benzin, Keats Dormont, Mora Gluskin, Kevin Nadeau, Chris Nuernberger, and Tomas Waples-Trefil
Music by Danielle Bernier
Cinematography by Jamie Holzman
Edited by Michelle Bernier, Danielle Bernier
A first person view of the 2013 flood in Boulder County, Colorado.
photo by Ben Estabrook
photo by Ben Estabrook

since you went, 2013, USA, 4 min

Directed by Ryan T. Smith, Wendy Rein, and Lindsay Gauthier
Produced by RAWdance and Rapt Productions
Choreography and dancing by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein
Featuring RAWdance
Music by Let's Whisper
Cinematography by Ben Estabrook
Edited by Lindsay Gauthier
Still Photography by Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein
Metered by cups of coffee, the history of a relationship reveals nostalgia, love, and loss.

ME - Story of a Performance, 2013, Finland / Japan / Estonia, 7 min

Directed by Jopsu Ramu
Produced by Juha-Matti Nieminen (Directors Guild) & Timo Ramu (MUSUTA)
Choreography and dancing by Johanna Nuutinen
Music by Jukka Backlund
Cinematography by Mark Stubbs
Edited by Antony Bentley
Script by Jopsu Ramu, Timo Ramu
Styling by Minttu Vesala
An artfully rendered cinematic exploration of a dance performance.

More, 2013, USA, 6 min

Directed by Daniel Beahm and Erika Randall Beahm
Produced by Teahm Beahm
Choreography and dancing by Erika Randall
Music composed by Jonas Bendsen
Cinematography by Daniel Beahm
Edited by Jonas Bendsen
Costume by Markas Henry
Pressures of "producing" take on new meaning after pumping milk between power meetings in airplane bathrooms and gas station stalls.
Frame from Gaia

Gaia, 2014, Australia, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Nick Graalman & Erin Fowler
Choreography and dancing by Erin Fowler
Music composed by Chris Larkin
Filmmaker: Nick Graalman
Makeup & Costume by Olivia Freear
Mother Earth's struggle for survival on an increasingly degraded and urbanized planet.

Saturday Evening Screening, September 6 at 7:30 PM

Adelaars, 2013, Slovakia, 9 min

Directed by Andrea Sudorova
Produced by Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava
Choreography by Jan Sevcik
Featuring Slovak State Dance Company /SLUK/
Dancing by Sara Danielova, Maja Miklovicova, Adriana Pinkova
Music composed by Dead Can Dance, Orkest ID
Cinematography by Andrea Sudorova
Edited by Lucia Kopackova
Choreography inspired by a Mongolian ritual dance - symbolizing birth and flight of the eagle - paying tribute to women, especially as mothers.
Frame from Boite Noire (Black Box)

Boite Noire (Black Box), 2014, Canada, 10 min

Produced and Directed by Mario Calvé & Anne-Marie Turcotte
Choreography by Estelle Clareton
Dancing by Roxane Duchesne-Roy & Georges-Nicholas Tremblay
Cinematography by Mario Calvé
Edited by Mario Calvé & Anne-Marie Turcotte
Sound by Louis Desparois
An expressionistic vision in which familiarity falters, senses capsize, laws of gravity are held in contempt, and spatial boundaries defied.
Frame from Bookin'

Bookin', 2013, USA, 17 min

Produced and Directed by John Kirkscey
Choreography and dancing by LaShonte Anderson, Dylan G-Bowley, Rafael Ferreras, Jonathan Gaston
Music by Jonathan Kirkscey
Cinematography by Billie Worley
Edited by John Kirkscey
Jookers and ballet dancers fuse styles to a mix of hip-hop beats and cello at a famous Memphis juke joint.

Vanishing Points, 2014, Canada, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography and dancing by EMMANUELLE & ELON
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Music composed by Vial
Cinematography by Donald Robitaille
Edited by Kara Blake & Marites Carino
Two strangers cross paths, collide, and share moments of intimate synchronicity in an otherwise anonymous world.
Frame from Intermission

Intermission, lower level B2, 10 min

Snack Time. Enjoy the video installations in the lobby.
Frame from Tx

Tx, 2014, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Cinematography by Tara Rynders & Sean Hudson
Edited by Tara Rynders
An exploration of self by auteur Tara Rynders.
Frame from Sketches of Soulsville: Royal Studios

Sketches of Soulsville: Royal Studios, 2013, USA, 6 min

Directed by Ondine Geary & Sarah Ledbetter
Produced by Sarah Bolton
Choreography by Ondine Geary & Sarah Ledbetter
Dancing by Ebone Amos, Tamara Prince-Parish, Sarah Ledbetter, Ondine Geary, Shamar Rooks
Music by Jonathan Kirkscey
Cinematography by Eric Swartz
Edited by Juan Rojo
Dancers discover the essence of soul and energy that lingers in the walls of Royal Studios, one of the endangered sites in the South Memphis neighborhood of Soulsville and home to some of the area's greatest musicians.
Frame from Lady-boy

Lady-boy, 2004, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Carolyn Pavlik
Choreography and dancing by Carolyn Pavlik
Music composed by La java des bombes atomiques
Music performed by Etron Fou Leloublan
Cinematography by Heather Mitchell and Lisa Voorhies
Edited by Jeff Curtis
This elegant exploration of gender and transformation chronicles a search for identity as it moves through time and space, truth and travesty, past and present.
Frame from SILENT PLACES

SILENT PLACES, 2013, Romania, 12 min

Directed by Simona Deaconescu
Produced by Anamaria Antoci
Choreography by Simona Deaconescu
Featuring TANGAJ DANCE
Dancing by Dragos Istvan Rosu, Razvan Stoian, Irina Stefan, Alexandra Balasoiu, Simona Deaconescu
Music composed by Tibor Cari
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu RSC
Edited by Codrin Iftodi
The camera bursts into the heart of the dance while the music copes with the cruelty and fever of everyday's warfare.
Frame from Cocoon

Cocoon, 2013, Finland, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Petri Ruikka
Choreography by Anni Alitalo, Heidi Karjalainen, Petri Ruikka
Dancing by Anni Alitalo, Heidi Karjalainen
Music composed by Markku Mäkelä
Cinematography by Tuukka Ylönen
Edited by Petri Ruikka
Costume Design by Kirsi Gum
Make-up by Elisa Uimonen
An aesthetic exploration of underwater movement in billowing costume.

Black Box Installations, Friday & Saturday opening at 7:00 PM

Frame from Dirge

Dirge, 2013, USA, 3 min

Directed by Kate Duhamel
Produced by Fountain 3 Films
Choreography by Yuri Zhukov
Dancing by Jeremy Bannan-Neches, Sean Bennett, Kim Braylock, Damir Emric, James Graham, Jordan Hammond, Nick Korkos, Pauli Magierek, Jonathan Mangosing, Alexsandra Meijer, Emma Powers,Alison Stroming
Music composed by Robert Schuman
Music performed by Shinji Eshima
Cinematography by Austin Rhodes
Edited by Clayton Worfolk
Commissioned by Channel 4, San Francisco
A modern interpretation of a funeral dance.
Frame from Chi

Chi, 2014, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Mimi Garrard
Choreography by Mimi Garrard with Dai Jian
Featuring The Mimi Garrard Dance Company, Inc.
Dancing by Dai Jian
Music composed by Mimi Garrard
Filmmaker: Mimi Garrard
An exploration of chi, the basic energy of life and the universe in Chinese culture.
Frame from Convergence

Convergence, 2014, USA, 11 min

Produced and Directed by Ilana Goldman
Choreography by Ilana Goldman in collaboration with Gabriel Williams
Dancing by Ilana Goldman and Gabriel Williams
Music by Ólafur Arnalds
Cinematography by Ilana Goldman and Gabriel Williams
Edited by Ilana Goldman
In this exploration of man and nature, two lives converge on train tracks in a redwood forest.
Frame from Whitespace Installation

Whitespace Installation, 2013, USA, 10 min

Directed by Christy O Harris
Produced by OLab
Choreography by Christy O Harris with Bill Young
Featuring OLab
Dancing by Coco Karol, ChingI Chang, Amy Moore, Brandin Steffensen, Marcos Duran & Jennifer Rose
Music by Ezekiel Honig
Cinematography by Kevin Martin & Oscar Max Johanson
Edited by Christy O Harris
Angles on a contemplative postmodern dance in an NYC loft.