Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
BMoCA Program, 2007
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street • Boulder, CO, USA • 303.443.2122
Friday & Saturday, April 6th & 7th, 2007, 8:00 pm
Different program each evening:

Shorts screening, Friday, April 6, 2007, 8pm

Frame from CEA

CEA, 2006, Canada, 4 min

Directed by Robert Prowse
Produced by Dominique Keller & Andrea Pass
Choreography by Andrea Pass
Dancing by Jocelyn Hebert, Carrie Innes, Tina Kettyle, Joanna Norris, Kate Pakarnyk, Andrea Pass, Beryl Tsai Poon
Music by Cedric Blary & Colin Maier
Cinematography by Lisa Fryklund
Picture Edited by Erik King Smith
"CEA," a film without words draws us into a captivating sensory experience. The slow, melodic rhythms and quiet energy of this film offer a powerful dichotomy to the frenetic pace of today's dominant urban culture. The movement flows with the grace of poetry, to an original score that takes us back, through our collective rural history.
Frame from City Crumbs

City Crumbs, 2007, USA, includes live performance, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Kim Olson and Giessen Dance Theater Dance Company
Featuring Kim Olson/Sweet Edge & Giessen Dance Theater
Dancing by Kim Olson, Jeny Weber, Lauren Beale, Danielle Dugas, Kai Guzowski, Hiroshi Wakamatsu, Mélodie Lasselin
Music by Randy Gibson
The latest collaboration between Ana Baer-Carrillo, Kim Olson and Randy Gibson, "City Crumbs" is a vignette of visual moments revealing the complexity of relationships in an urban environment. The dance material derives from improvisational work, as well as from Olson's piece "Separate Heaven." Filmed in Düsseldorf Germany and Denver Colorado in 2006.
Frame from wash, rinse, repeat

wash, rinse, repeat, 2007, USA, includes live performance, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Jeanine McCain & Jessica Damon
Choreography and dancing by Jessica Damon
Music composed by John Cage
Music performed by Andrea Fullington
Cinematography by Jeanine McCain
"wash, rinse, repeat" is three intersecting solos in live dance, live vocal performance and projected images. The performance explores a cycle of considering the past and the future while discovering the core of solitude in the present moment.
Frame from ing

ing, 2006, Kansas City, MO, USA, 17 min

Produced and Directed by Nicole Romine
Choreography by Nicole Romine
Dancing by Audrey Rusher
Music by Gustavo Santcolla, Thomas Newman, Sigor Ros
The journey of being, becoming.
Frame from Bleu

Bleu, 2006, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Choreography and dancing by Cari Ann Shim Sham*
Featuring Shim Sham Productions
Music composed by Low in the Sky
Music performed by Are you for real?!
"Bleu" exposes the naked moving body as an art form, as post-it notes fly onto the dancer's body to cover her up and comment on the politics of the heavy American workload. Surprise Ending.
Frame from Icarus Fried

Icarus Fried, 2006, Seattle, WA, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Melanie Kloetzel
Choreography by Melanie Kloetzel
Featuring Kloetzel & CO.
Dancing by Melanie Kloetzel & John Masserini
Music composed by Joan Tower
Music performed by John Masserini
Throwing together the strange neo-classical imagery of Joan Tower's "Wings" and an abandoned egg-farm in Idaho, "Icarus Fried" offers a fresh and humorous look at the egg versus chicken dillema.
Frame from The World of Dance

The World of Dance, 1990, USA, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Dan Boord, Laura Hill, Marilyn Marloff, Luis Valdovino
Choreography by Marilyn Marloff
Dancing by Laura Hill, Marilyn Marloff
Music composed by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, Erik Satie
Music performed by radio
"The World of Dance" is a video tape made for lovers of dance and the Jane Fonda workout video. The tape asks the question "If it is large, if it is orange, and if it is ugly, is it contemporary art?" "The World of Dance" is not about dance. It is a tape made in the spirit of Rene Clair's "Entr'acte" and Tati's "Tour of the Modern World."

Flesh Sites, 2007, France, 8 min

Produced and Directed by Nancy Spanier
Choreography by Nancy Spanier and Paul Oertel
Featuring Nancy Spanier Dance Theatre/Performance Inventions
Dancing by Paul Oertel
"Flesh Sites" is a poetic study in the aesthetic interaction between the human form and ancient caves in southwestern France. It is a collaboration between the videographer and the dancer in the spontaneous creation of form.
Frame from Ilusiones

Ilusiones, 2006, Spain, 3 min

Directed by Fatima Torcornal
Produced by Fatima Torcornal & Ob-art produccións
Choreography and dancing by Maica Folch
Music composed by Trio Kroke, Mihrali, Fatih Ihlamur
The figure dances creating colorful pictorial illusions.
Frame from i left you on a cold day in december

i left you on a cold day in december, 2007, USA, 11 min

Directed by Randy Gibson
Produced by Avant Media Performance
Choreography by Laine Rettmer and Randy Gibson
Dancing by Laine Rettmer
Music by Randy Gibson
An exploration of flesh: That of the human and that of nature. The music is set in a narrow spectrum of the harmonic series.
Frame from Journey, The Best of All Worlds, Sections 4 & 12

Journey, The Best of All Worlds, Sections 4 & 12, 2006, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Anonymous Smith
Dancing by Anonymous Smith
Music composed by David B. King
Visual Creations by Peter Van Schaik & Anonymous Smith
This work is loosely based on the writings of Voltaire's Candide. The sections being presented were created using motion capture technology. Smith created aesthetic movement while a 12-camera optical system recorded the 3-dimensional positions of the 41 reflective markings on his suit 120 times per second. Virtual worlds were computer-modeled separately and the motion capture data was then mapped onto humanoid models in those worlds. Subsequently, King created the score.

Shorts screening, Saturday, April 7, 2007, 8pm

Frame from CEA

CEA, 2006, Canada, 4 min

Directed by Robert Prowse
Produced by Dominique Keller & Andrea Pass
Choreography by Andrea Pass
Dancing by Jocelyn Hebert, Carrie Innes, Tina Kettyle, Joanna Norris, Kate Pakarnyk, Andrea Pass, Beryl Tsai Poon
Music by Cedric Blary & Colin Maier
Cinematography by Lisa Fryklund
Picture Edited by Erik King Smith
"CEA," a film without words draws us into a captivating sensory experience. The slow, melodic rhythms and quiet energy of this film offer a powerful dichotomy to the frenetic pace of today's dominant urban culture. The movement flows with the grace of poetry, to an original score that takes us back, through our collective rural history.
Frame from City Crumbs

City Crumbs, 2007, USA, includes live performance, 15 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Kim Olson and Giessen Dance Theater Dance Company
Featuring Kim Olson/Sweet Edge & Giessen Dance Theater
Dancing by Kim Olson, Jeny Weber, Lauren Beale, Danielle Dugas, Kai Guzowski, Hiroshi Wakamatsu, Mélodie Lasselin
Music by Randy Gibson
The latest collaboration between Ana Baer-Carrillo, Kim Olson and Randy Gibson, "City Crumbs" is a vignette of visual moments revealing the complexity of relationships in an urban environment. The dance material derives from improvisational work, as well as from Olson's piece "Separate Heaven." Filmed in Düsseldorf Germany and Denver Colorado in 2006.
Frame from wash, rinse, repeat

wash, rinse, repeat, 2007, USA, includes live performance, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Jeanine McCain & Jessica Damon
Choreography and dancing by Jessica Damon
Music composed by John Cage
Music performed by Andrea Fullington
Cinematography by Jeanine McCain
"wash, rinse, repeat" is three intersecting solos in live dance, live vocal performance and projected images. The performance explores a cycle of considering the past and the future while discovering the core of solitude in the present moment.
Frame from Bittersweet

Bittersweet, 2005, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA, 16 min

Directed by David Rousseve
Produced by David Rousseve & Roberta Shaw
Choreography by David Rousseve
Dancing by Taisha Paqqett, Chery-Chen Yu, Julie Tolentino, Raquel Monroe
Music composed by Nina Simone
Videography by Robbie Shaw
"Bittersweet" explores the relationships of three women of color to their husbands, lovers, and to one another in an alternately lyrical and violent look at race and gender politics.
Frame from Plutoian Blueprint

Plutoian Blueprint, 2007, USA, 10 min

Produced and Directed by angie nina yeowell blue
Choreography by angie nina yeowell blue
Dancing by Angie Yeowell
Music by Angie Yeowell
Videotaped by nasty nate
When a Plutoian blueprint gets activated in a human, a difficult journey ensues.
Frame from light hand song

light hand song, 2006, USA, 12 min

Produced and Directed by Rebekah West
Featuring Yumi Kato & Jyoji Shitara
Dance Improvisation by Yumi Kato & Jyoji Shitara
Two dancers, four hands, light. A woman, a younger man, and "space inside like honey in a hive." Filming and Dance improvised and made in the heat of the moment.
Frame from Mannish.

Mannish., 2006, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Michael Richman
Choreography by Michael Richman
Dancing by Michael Richman, Theresa Anton, Michael Moore
Music by Seamus Egan
Cinematography by Theresa Anton
A slapstick short depicting, what appears to me a masculine man, attempting various stereotypical masculine activities and failing miserably at ALMOST all of them.
Frame from Ondine

Ondine, 2005, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Kristen Demaree
Music composed by Maurice Ravel
Improvisational dance/swim by Elvira Stewart
Ondine, the water spirit dreams of herself searching for memories and inspiration.
Frame from 101

101, 2006, USA, 7 min

Directed by Mary Wohl Haan
Produced by Haan Dances/Mary Wohl Haan
Choreography and dancing by Mary Wohl Haan
Featuring Haan Dances
Music composed by Andrew May
Music performed by Elizabeth McNutt (Flute), Andrew May (Computer)
Video by AK Mullen
A little journey below the surface, first in a series exploring sensation, movement, states of mind and other realms.
Frame from Porch Stories

Porch Stories, 2006, USA, 17 min

Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancer, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by Arthur Aviles, Marta Miller, Leya Barsky, Sharon Wyrrick
Music composed by Steve Elson, Dion DiMucci, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovky
Cinematography by Robin Doty
A neighborhood of adjacent and sometimes intersecting lives, lived mostly outdoors on porches and stairs. Including the ubiguitous boys on bikes, the scrabble playing gay guys from upstairs, and the next door neighbor with more than the usual touch of poetry in her soul.

Installation videos on view, Friday & Saturday, April 6 & 7, 2007, 7 pm - 8 pm

Frame from Saturate

Saturate, 2007, USA, 7 min

Directed by Dani Beauchamp & Karen Watkins
Produced by Dani Beauchamp
Choreography and dancing by Dani Beauchamp
Featuring Dani Beauchamp Dance Company
Music by Benoit Pioulard & The Books
"Saturate" explores the visceral experience of seeping color against a solo moving form.
Frame from Outer Places

Outer Places, 2006, USA, 5 min

Directed by Mimi Garrard
Produced by Mimi Garrard Dance Company
Choreography by Mimi Garrard with creative contributions from Omagbitse Omagbemi
Featuring Mimi Garrard Dance Company
Dancing by Omagbitse Omagbemi
Music composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain, Glen Velez
Music performed by Part 1: Daniel Bernard Roumain; Part 2: Glen Velez
Camera & Editing by Mimi Gerrard
Costume by Mindy Nelson
"Outer Places" is an abstract dance created for video that explores intimate spaces and outer places as a metaphor for the inner and outer world of the director.
Frame from Envolée

Envolée, 2005, France, 18 min

Produced and Directed by Nancy Spanier
Choreography by Nancy Spanier in collaboration with the performers
Featuring Nancy Spanier Dance Theatre/Performance Inventions
Dancing by Nadia Adame & Mark Swetz
Music composed by Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso, Arvo Part, Henry Torgue & Serge Houppin
Director's Artistic Associate by Paul Oertel
Décor by Armand Van Lierde
"Envolée" is a tribute to how the human spirit can manifest no matter what the physical circumstances or limitations. It's a visual tone poem on intimacy, mutual support and the healing power of love between a man and a woman.
Frame from Casualty

Casualty, 1999, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson
Choreography by Andy Abrahams Wilson
Dancing by Eric Newton, Hogan Vando
Music by Natalie Merchant
Comfort of conflict? A gift or deception? Filmed entirely underwater, where even struggle appears beautiful, this mythic and dreamlike piece highlights the unraveling of an intimate relationship.
Frame from Embracing Earth - Dances with Nature

Embracing Earth - Dances with Nature, 1995, USA, 23 min

Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson
Produced by Anna Halprin
Choreography by Anna Halprin
Dancing by Anna Halprin, Cydney Wilkes, Eeo Stubblefield, Oshana Biondi, Marsha Paludan, Stephan Roebers, Loring Vogel, Sam Yip
Music by Norman Rutherford
Additional Editing by Hiedi Rahlmann
Funding by The Flow Fund, Threshhold Foundation
This video is a declaration: We dance with the earth, and earth dances.