Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Sans Souci at the Atlas Black Box, 2015
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26, 2015
7:00 PM: Video installations • 7:30 PM: Screenings
FREE Admission. Come early to enjoy the looping video installations.
Partially funded by
Boulder Arts Commission
  and  
Boulder County Arts Alliance
Different programs at each screening:

Friday Evening Screening, September 25 at 7:30 PM

dunes, 2015, USA, includes live performance, 8 min

Produced and Directed by ana baer
Choreography and dancing by kim olson
Featuring sweet edge
Music by jeff mohler
Filmmaker: ana baer
A female dancer, the Great Dunes of Colorado — an intimate dialogue.
Frame from 63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W

63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W, 2014, Iceland, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music composed by Jack Laidlaw Music & Heike Salzer
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
At the coordinates 63° 24’ 10” N 19° 6’ 49” W is a mesmerising black stone beach in Iceland, where the noises of stones, rocks and waves create an atmosphere of quietness.
Frame from Opposing Forces Part 1

Opposing Forces Part 1, 2015, USA, 16 min

Directed by Amy O'Neal and Kyle Seago
Produced by Amy O'Neal and Stefanie Karlin
Music composed by Waylon Dungan aka DJ WD4D
Filmmaker: Kyle Seago
Concept and Co-Choreography by Amy O'Neal
Dancing and Co-Choreography by Alfredo "Free" Vergara, Bryson "Just Be" Angeles, Michael O'Neal
Five B-Boys and one female choreographer/director explore fears of feminine qualities in our culture through the hyper masculine form of Breaking through the initial process and premiere of Amy O'Neal's eighth evening-length performance work, Opposing Forces.

Down for the Count, 2015, USA, 5 min

Directed by Erika Randall Beahm and Daniel Beahm
Produced by Teahm Beahm
Choreography by Teena Marie Custer
Dancing by Teena Marie
Music by Andy Hasenpflug
Cinematography by Daniel Beahm
Edited by Jonas Bendsen
Costume Design by Markas Henry
Script by Erika Randall Beahm
In this 70s flavored Hip Hop Dance Theatre piece, b-girl Teena Marie, chameleoned as four distinct characters, fights a battle of wills and skills against herself.
Intermission Card

Intermission, lower level B2, 10 min

Snack Time.
Enjoy the video installations in the lobby.
Frame from Martiality, Not Fighting

Martiality, Not Fighting, 2012, China, 11 min

Produced by Siu-Fai Pun & Raymond Wong
Choreography by Cheng-Chieh Yu
Featuring Guangdong Modern Dance Company
Music by Christian Fredrickson
Filmmaker: Marianne M. Kim
Combining movement idioms of postmodern dance and the martial arts culture of "Ba Gua Zhang," a young Chinese dancer forsakes violence in recognition of vital exchange and kinetic empathy.
Frame from Disappear Here

Disappear Here, 2015, USA, 6 min

Directed by Caren McCaleb
Produced by Bitcho Maria, Kim Olson and Nathan Montgomery&
Choreography by Kim Olson & Nathan Montgomery
Featuring sweet edge & Syzygy Butoh
Dancing by Kim Olsen & Nathan Montgomery
Music by Stephen Anderson & Todd Gerber
Cinematography by Caren McCaleb & Ana Baer
Edited by Caren McCaleb
A lonely woman attempts to reunite with her dead lover, who may be beckoning as her own Grim Reaper.
Frame from Intrinsic Moral Evil

Intrinsic Moral Evil, 2013, The Netherlands, 11 min

Produced and Directed by Harm Weistra
Choreography by Fernando Domínguez Rincón
Dancing by Joan Ferré Gomez, Jorge Abraham Guillen Ortiz, Frago Peña Gonzalez
Music composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Music performed by Dmitriy Lukyanov
Cinematography by Jorrit Garretsen
Edited by Michiel Boesveldt
Sound design by Aline Bruijns
Re-recording mix by Bart Jilesen
Two men and a woman explore gender through movement.

HOME ALONE, 2013, Israel, 2 min

Directed by Adi Halfin
Produced by Tamir Eting, Noam Eidelman, Adi Halfin
Featuring Batsheva Dance Company Ensemble
Dancing by Tamir Eting, Noam Eidelman, Rani Lebzelter, Shane Scopatz, Mario Bermudez Gil, Eduard Turull, Keren Lurie-Pardes, Shani Licht, Ayelet Nadav, Mariko Kakizaki, Oz Shoshan, Gil Shachar, Or Schraiber, Maya Tamir, Shaked Leibzirers, Ron Matalon, Ori Kroll
Music composed by Locust
Cinematography by Roman Linetsky
Edited by Shahar Amarilio
Combining choreography with improvisation, a company of young dancers creates an atmosphere of "parental absence" in an abandoned building.

Uath Lochans, 2015, UK, 6 min

Produced by Peter Royston
Choreography and dancing by Marc Brew
Music by David Lintern & James Weaver
Cinematography by Katrina McPherson
Edited by Simon Fildes
A visceral exploration of the texture of place and environment.

Saturday Evening Screening, September 26 at 7:30 PM

Frame from Round and Round

Round and Round, 2015, USA, includes live performance, 10 min

Directed by Michelle Bernier
Choreography by Michelle Bernier
Dancing by Michelle Bernier, Sophia Hernz
Music by Sean Connolly
Cinematography by Tyler Stocker
Live performance by Rosely Conz, Olivia Dwyer, Kaitlyn Lawrence, Taylor Sullo
An exploration of spirals in time, color, and texture.
Frame from Little Dreams

Little Dreams, 2015, Belgium, 6 min

Directed by Wilkie Branson
Choreography by Wilkie Branson
Dancing by Wilkie Branson, Mariana Camiloti, Joêl Daniel, Femi Oyewole, Shantala Pépe, & Letitia Simpson
Music composed by Benji Bower & Kathleen Milton Fitzpatrick
Filmmaker: Wilkie Branson
This dance animation about dreams, aspirations, and fears was made with over 4,000 hand cut characters over the period of a year.
Frame from Embrace

Embrace, 2014, Belgium, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Shantala Pèpe
Choreography and dancing by Shantala Pèpe & Wilkie Branson
Music composed by Rob Saunders
Cinematography by Louie Blystad Collins
Edited by Shantala Pèpe
Project assistance by Helen Williams
Sitting before a vast ocean, a woman and a man share a suspended moment of intimacy.
Frame from Moving Yerevan

Moving Yerevan, 2014, Armenia, 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Nare Aghababyan
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring National State Ensemble & independent artists
Music by Danny Odom
Filmmaker: Jevan Chowdhury
This short marries the people of Yerevan — the capital of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities — with the modern day metropolis. Created in public spaces in 3 days and 3 nights.
Frame from The Choice to Stay in this Place Together

The Choice to Stay in this Place Together, 2014, USA, 6 min

Directed by Tara Rynders & Jadd Tank
Produced by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders & Jadd Tank
Music by Saskatoon
Cinematography by Drummond West
Edited by Tara Rynders
Dancers discuss their shared future through movement.
Intermission Card

Intermission, lower level B2, 10 min

Snack Time.
Enjoy the video installations in the lobby.
Frame from Post Op

Post Op, 2014, France, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Nancy Spanier
Choreography by Nancy Spanier
Featuring Performance Inventions
Dancing by David Capps and Paul Oertel
Music composed by Franz Schubert
Filmmaker: Xavier Hirissou
A lyrical poetic tribute — a gateway into human intimacy, tenderness, and vulnerability. A coming together and a sharing of similarly impactful experiences — memories and reflections distilling down to what is essential. A celebration of healing...
Frame from Descent

Descent, 2015, UK, 5 min

Directed by Drew Cox and Antoine Marc
Produced by Antoine Marc
Choreography by Antoine Marc
Featuring Antoine Marc Choreography
Dancing by Sade Alleyne, Antoine Marc, Renako McDonald, Roman Tio
Music by Hammock
Cinematography by Sandro Granda and Drew Cox
Edited by Drew Cox
Costume Design by Giulia Scrimieri
Assistant Production by Monica Bauer and Valentina Gordeeva
A man crawls to his death. Spilling out the essence of life, he envisions vivid memories to accompany his decline...
Frame from Pavilion

Pavilion, 2014, USA, 3 min

Directed by Adam Sekuler
Choreography and dancing by Shannon Stewart
Filmmaker: Adam Sekuler
An imagined spectacle, rodeo iconography, the feminine body, the equine body, dressage. Shot on Super-8.
Frame from Your Own Man

Your Own Man, 2015, Ireland / USA, 6 min

Directed by Luke Murphy and David Fishel
Produced by Luke Murphy
Choreography and dancing by Luke Murphy
Featuring Attic Projects
Music by Na Fili
Filmmaker: David Fishel
A solitary figure retraces his steps towards, away from, and in search of home

ferry, 2014, USA, 3 min

Directed by Jennifer Keller
Produced by Denise Wade
Choreography by Jennifer Keller
Dancing by Jenna Liberati
Music composed by Sept Ans Sur Mer
Music performed by Elita, Mary, and Ella Hoffpauir
Cinematography by Matthew Gonzales
Edited by Jennifer Keller
Sound recorded by Sigo Tseng
Boom operated by Jazmyne Koch
Remembering a happier past, a woman resists inevitable change at the remains of an old ferry docking station.
Frame from Angsters

Angsters, 2014, USA, 7 min

Directed by Benjamin Epps
Produced by Heather Epps
Choreography by Amy Cain
Dancing by Amy Cain, Dawn Dippel, Matt Dippel, & Wesley Cordova
Music by Adam Crawley
Cinematography by Kobi Zaig
Edited by Benjamin Epps
Costume Design by Jane Thayer
Dancers have a grand time among the civic sculptures of Houston in this cleverly framed and edited piece.

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

Frame from Fragments

Fragments, 2015, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Patrizia Herminjard
Choreography and dancing by Dustin Ordway
Music by Wesley Brandt
Filmmaker: Patrizia Herminjard
Echoes of an airstrike haunt a young man.
Frame from Ritual of the Fall

Ritual of the Fall, 2015, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Kathy Rose
Choreography and dancing by Kathy Rose
Featuring Kathy Rose
Music composed by Kathy Rose
Filmmaker: Kathy Rose
A ritual in which birds are portrayed as magical beings. The audio and movement depict a hybrid of Kabuki and the aviary world. Ritual of the Fall continues my fascination with Japanese theater with its attachment to the supernatural, enchantment and all things strange.
Frame from MARIE

MARIE, 2015, UK, 3 min

Directed by Daphne Karstens
Choreography by Peta Lily
Dancing by Linda Telek
Music composed by Assaf Gidron
Cinematography by Agnes Treplin
Edited by Alex Marshall
Make-up by Ellis Yates
Costume design by Daphne Karstens
A woman, driven by passion and love, struggles with her emotions and desires. Based on the character of Marie in Alban Berg’s opera ‘Wozzeck.'