Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
BMoCA Program, 2006
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street • Boulder, CO, USA
Monday & Tuesday, June 5th & 6th, 2006, 7:30 pm

Tour Program, 2006 (described below)
Different programs at each screening:

Shorts screening, Friday, June 5, 2006, 7:30pm

Frame from Aqua Madora

Aqua Madora, 2006, USA, 30 min

Directed by Ana Baer
Produced by Avant Media Performance
Choreography by Ana Baer and Dani Beauchamp
Dancing by Dani Beauchamp
Music by Randy Gibson
Live dance, live music and projecting images, Aqua Madora is an exploration of the five stages of mourning. Presented tonight are the first two of those stages. Still in its infancy, Aqua Madora is the beginning of what will become a strong performance tradition. Each performance will be unique, drawing on new video themes, new dance themes, and new music themes, no two performances will be the same. The video and live dance inform each other through the choreography, allowing the viewer to see the work from all sides. The music, though composed, is entirely improvised based on the particular feeling of the evening. The piano is tuned to a unique tuning which allows for smaller intervals than are normally possible on a piano. These intervals, just intonation quarter tones, are meant to evoke the instability of water and the ocean.
Frame from Day Off

Day Off, 2003, USA, 14 min

Produced and Directed by Karn Junkinsmith
Choreography by Karn Junkinsmith
Dancing by Kirsten Geier, Monica Gilliam, Karn Junkinsmith, Courtney Ryan, Joan Scott, Freya Wormus
Music performed by Polo Montanez, Lucinda Williams, Ali Farka Toure
Six novices leave their monastery for a day of dancing in the suburbs on their way to the beach.
Frame from Your Lights Are Out Or Burning Badly

Your Lights Are Out Or Burning Badly, 2006, USA, 9 min

Directed by Gaelen Hanson
Produced by 33 Fainting Spells & The Film Company
Choreography and dancing by Gaelen Hanson
Featuring 33 Fainting Spells
Music by Kinski
"Your Lights Are Out Or Burning Badly" features an emotionally charged solo dance performed by filmmaker Gaelen Hanson with powerful music by Seattle band KINSKI. The film was created with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Frame from Bone

Bone, 2005, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 48 min

Directed by Mila Aung-Thwin
Produced by Daniel Cross & Mila Aung-Thwin
Choreography by Nadine Thouin & Ma Po
Featuring BONE stage performance and Beijing Modern Dance
Dancing by Zi Wei, Gao Yan-Jin-zi, Cui Kai, Liao Si-di, Cui Tao, Liu Bin, Song Ting-ting, Xu Yi-ming, Hu Lei, Zhang Di-sha, Hong Lin, Zuo Ya
Music composed by Jerry Snell
Music performed by Jerry Snell, Eloi Deit, Michel Dufour, Zang Wei, Hu Lei
A verite documentary and performance film that follows the creation process in Bejing, then an intense tour through China and Canada. MORE.
Frame from Moon in the Bucket

Moon in the Bucket, 2005, Bozeman, MT, USA, 10 min

Produced and Directed by Theo Lipfert
Choreography by AC Petersen
Dancing by Yoko Murau
Music composed by Garrett Fisher
Music performed by Fisher Ensemble
A prisoner's daily routine frees her from her past. But can it free her from the present?
Frame from Humming Bird

Humming Bird, 2006, USA, 3 min

Directed by Scott Paul
Produced by Tim Cowart & Scott Paul
Choreography and dancing by Tim Cowart & Corrie Franz Cowart
Featuring Co-Art Dance Company
Music performed by ---
This short film displays the conflicting dualities of memory and presence between a man and a woman in their home.
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 The Duel

The Duel, 2004, Richmond, CA, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Amber McCall
Choreography and dancing by Casey Kimble & Erwin Tuazon
Music composed by Michael Rosen
Music performed by ---
"The Duel" expresses how, through conflict, two beings can find purpose in one another's existance. In the struggle to defeat his opponent, each recognizes his own strengths and weaknesses. Through the eye of the camera, "The Duel" demonstrates the exchange of energy through movement as each dancer seeks to gain power over the other.
Frame from Another World of Dance

Another World of Dance, 1994, USA, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Dan Boord / Laura Hill / Marilyn Marloff / Luis Valdovino
Choreography by Marilyn Marloff
Featuring Boord / Hill / Marloff / Valdovino
Dancing by Marilyn Marloff, Laura Hill, Lydia Mendoza
Music composed by Sergei Prokofiev, Anton Webern, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc
Music performed by stage boombox
"Another World of Dance" continues a series of tapes made for the lovers of dance, the Jane Fonda work-out video, and the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan affair. This tape asks the question, "If it is big, if it is orange and if it is ugly--is it contemorary art?" Another World of Dance is not about dance but provides self-help for those who love dance and are without the means to produce a full-scale "Le Sacre du Printemps."

Shorts screening, Friday, June 6, 2006, 7:30pm

Frame from Story of Apples

Story of Apples, 2006, USA, 6 min

Produced by Hamel Bloom
Choreography by Gabriel Masson
Dancing by David Capps & Toby Hankin
Music composed by Giovanni Sollima
Dancers pale before an animated cyc.
Frame from Broke and Spirit

Broke and Spirit, 2005, USA, 8 min

Produced and Directed by Adam de Monet
Choreography and dancing by Onyekwere Ozuzu
Music composed by Memphis Slim, Ruben Gonzalez, The Crusaders, Grant Green, and Babatunde Olatunji
After breaking her foot, Onye must reconcile the fact that she is a dancer with the reality of her recently aquired handicap. Being a dancer she must learn to express herself even without full use of her most powerful tool, the body.
Frame from Wallflower

Wallflower, 2005, Gothenburg, Branno, Sweden, 11 min

Directed by Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt & Maria Mebius Schroder
Produced by Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt
Choreography and dancing by Ami Skanberg Dahlstedt & Maria Mebius Schroder
Music by Palle Dahlstedt & Christian Jormin
"Wallflower" tells the well known story and drama of the place where it was performed. Two wallflowers, wishing to dance, hide behind their handbags at the edge of the dance floor. But, when the bags fall their fingers develop claws. And, when the dance floor is too narrow, cliffs are an alternative. The word wallflower in Swedish is "panelhona." It means "wall hen" - the hen at the wall.
Frame from A Dance

A Dance, 2006, USA, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Mark Crawford
Choreography by Mark Crawford
Dancing by Patrick Lewis
Music by Stomp
"A Dance" is an experiment with light, color, texture, and the film medium itself to produce a "cinematic dance."
Frame from …like being dreamt

…like being dreamt, 2005, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Leslie Merrill / Lindsay Pierce
Choreography by Leslie Merrill / Lindsay Pierce
Dancing by Leslie Merrill, Lindsay Pierce, Jeanine McCain, Karla Puskas
Music composed by Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Sleepwalkers move through a shifting landscape of intersecting dreams
Tour Program, 2006
Silvestre Revueltas Theater
Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, Mexico
Wednesday & Thursday, October 25th & 26th, 2006
Selected pieces from the BMoCA Program above.