Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Sans Souci at Canyon Theater, 2016
With support from
Boulder County Arts Alliance
Different programs at each screening:

Canyon Theater, Monday, September 26, 6:00 PM

Frame from No Trespassing

No Trespassing, 2016, USA, 8 min

Directed by Stefanos Milkidis
Produced by Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
Choreography and dancing by Daniel Gwirtzman
Featuring Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
Music composed by Aphex Twin
Music performed by Alarm Will Sound
Cinematography by Stefanos Milkidis
Edited by Daniel Gwirtzman and Stefanos Milkidis
An extended solo filmed in one take in an abandoned barn in the northern California mountains.
Frame from Promenade

Promenade, 2015, Argentina, 8 min

Directed by Cirila Luz Ferron, an emerging artist
Produced by Proyecto en Bruto
Choreography by Florencia Olivieri
Featuring Proyecto en Bruto
Dancing by Julia Aprea, Maria Bevilacqua, Paula Dreyer, Florencia Olivieri, Mariana Provenzano, Carola Ruiz, Mariana Saez
Music composed by Ramiro Mansilla Pons
Cinematography by Joaquin Elicabe Urriol
Edited by Cirila Luz Ferron
Physical exploration of an architectural space.
Frame from Earth Poem

Earth Poem, 2015, USA, 3 min

Directed by Gabriel Bienczycki
Produced by The Equus Projects
Choreography by Gabriel Bienczycki, JoAnna Mendl Shaw
Featuring The Equus Projects
Dancing by Tal Adler, Jenna Pollack, Audrey Rachelle Stanley
Music by Jami Sieber
Filmmaker: Gabriel Bienczycki
Poem by Ewa Bienczycka
The Equus Projects, Artistic Director by JoAnna Mendl Shaw
A dancer in a poetic, kinetic dialogue with an equine partner (filmed in Elizabeth, Co.).
Frame from Epiphany of Returning

Epiphany of Returning, 2015, Argentina / USA, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Richard Shpuntoff
Choreography and dancing by Benedetta Capanna
Filmmaker: Richard Shpuntoff
A search for authenticity through a soloist's repetition and variation of gestures in silence on a dark stage.
Frame from Bird in Cage

Bird in Cage, 2015, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Martin Barshai, an emerging artist
Choreography and dancing by Leslie Williams
Featuring Martha Graham Dance Company
Music composed by Philip Glass
Cinematography by Steven Russell
Edited by Martin Barshai
Assistant Director by Mike Sheptock
Assistant Camera by Ben Sottak
A soloist from the Martha Graham Dance Company repeats a phrase in a skylit room with unique shot composition, editing, and frame rate. WARNING: Strobe effect in lights and editing may be of concern for some viewers.
Frame from Normal Day

Normal Day, 2015, Greece, 21 min

Produced and Directed by Andi Xhuma, an emerging artist
Choreography by Andi Xhuma
Featuring I.M.A
Dancing by Antonis Antoniou- Kostas Makripidis-Anastasis Karachanidis
Music composed by Sita Ostheimer-Constantine Skourlis
Cinematography by Ioannis Stefanos Kunis-Alexandros Soumas
Edited by Cut1 productions
A young man comes back from work, frustrated from his everyday life, and comments freely as 3 dancers visualize his thoughts and feelings.
Frame from Above the light

Above the light, 2016, UK, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Heike Salzer & Jack Laidlaw
Choreography and dancing by Jennifer Essex
Music by Jack Laidlaw
Cinematography by Andy Harrison
Edited by Heike Salzer
A movement exploration on a rooftop set to the backdrop of sunset and city lights.

Canyon Theater, Monday, October 24, 6:00 PM

Frame from Otis Walks Into The Woods

Otis Walks Into The Woods, 2016, USA, 9 min

Directed by Derrick Belcham & Emily Terndrup
Produced by A Story Told Well
Choreography by Emily Terndrup
Featuring Independent
Dancing by Emily Terndrup Maxwell Perkins
Music by Mary Lattimore
Filmmaker: Derrick Belcham
A dynamic relationship of power, possession and otherness within the historic landmark, The Philip Johnson Glass House.
Frame from Imitation and Splattery

Imitation and Splattery, 2016, USA, 6 min

Directed by Michelle Bernier
Choreography and dancing by Michelle Bernier
Music composed by J.S. Bach
Music performed by The Swingle Singers
Cinematography by Tyler Stocker
Edited by Michelle Bernier
Ceramicist by Ariana Kolins
P.A. by Sean Connolly
A dancer and a ceramicist enjoy one another's processes and products.
Frame from Migration

Migration, 2015, USA, 14 min

Directed by Daphna Mero
Produced by Daphna Mero, Nick Manley
Choreography by Daphna Mero
Dancing by Andrea Rios, Maki Kitahara, Nathaniel Erb-Stullo
Music composed by Henrik Astrom
Cinematography by Nick Manley
Edited by Tomer Rubens
An investigation into alienated interpersonal relationships as they are molded by the bureaucratic machine and the gap between those who seek aid and those who are trying to give it.
Frame from Targeted Advertising

Targeted Advertising, 2015, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Mitchell Rose
Choreography by Susan Hadley
Dancing by Josh Hines + 80 dancers
Music composed by William Goodrum
Cinematography by Perfect Perspectives Aerial Imaging
Edited by Mitchell Rose
A dark-comedy sci-fi drone film glimpsing a future when flying spambots chase a fleeing populace.
Frame from THE LAST DANCE

THE LAST DANCE, 2015, SPAIN, 11 min

Produced and Directed by CONCHA VIDAL
Choreography by CONCHA VIDAL
Featuring CONCHA VIDAL
Dancing by CONCHA VIDL
Music by ANONIMOUS
Filmmaker: CRISTINA MONGE
A woman performs a dance of grief with her partner, a life-sized rag doll, representing the desire of the soul to revive what is dead.
Frame from Six Weeks

Six Weeks, 2016, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music composed by Saskatoon
Cinematography by Tara Rynders and Sean Hudson
Edited by Tara Rynders
A glimpse into the beauty of creation and the mourning of loss that occurs below the surface.
Frame from Moving Southwark

Moving Southwark, 2015, UK, 5 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Rosie Wells
Choreography by Kai Tomioka
Featuring Wind & Foster
Dancing by Bryony Harrison, Emma Farnell Watson
Music composed by Danny Odom
Cinematography by Charlie Herranz
Edited by Jevan Chowdhury
Part of the "Moving Cities" project to investigate cultures and peoples via dance, this film is a take on the "dying moments" of 24 dancers, each consumed by London.