Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
Sans Souci at the Boe, 2017
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO, USA
Tickets available soon.
Each Sunday program will be the repeated the following Wednesday.

Sun., Oct. 15, 2017

Juliet, Juliet & Juliet, 2017, Sweden, 9 min

Directed by Giovanni Bucchieri
Produced by Isabella Rodriguez
Choreography by Giovanni Bucchieri
Featuring None
Music by Stefan Levin
Edited by Viktor Skogqvist
Principle Dancers by "Ana Laguna[CR]Stina Ekblad[CR]Giovanni Bucchieri"
CameraCinematographer by Kristoffer Jönsson
Dance super star Ana Laguna and acting legend Stina Ekblad meet with dancer, choreographer and director Giovanni Bucchieri in this expressive story about an unexpected meeting.

Send me a bigger butterfly, 2017, Germany, 6 min

Directed by Rain Kencana
Produced by Manon lemoine
Choreography by Louis Louease Becker,Christine Joy Alpuerto
Featuring No Company
Music by Ketan Bhatti
Edited by Rain Kencana
Principle Dancers by Louis Louease Becker,Christine Joy Alpuerto
CameraCinematographer by Kolja Brandt
A dance couple transforms an industrial powerplant into a dreamscape of nostalgic remembrance that mixes up different layers of time and relation.

Kali, 2016, Netherlands, 12 min

Directed by Sabine Molenaar
Produced by Wim van Stam , DansBrabant / PLAN
Choreography by Sabine Molenaar
Featuring Sandman
Music by Julien Lepreux and Malik Djoudi
Edited by Myriam Magassouba
Principle Dancers by Sabine Molenaar
CameraCinematographer by Fleur Boonman
In the fringe where you dance with your shadow, where being naked flows seamlessly into being masked, wavering between illusion and disillusion, three female figures try to find a harmony in their longing for intimacy and the return to the 'untouched’.

Marmo (marble), 2016, United States, 7 min

Directed by Nancy Allison, Laura Boato
Produced by Nancy Allison
Choreography by Laura Boato
Featuring Nancy Allison Dance & Film
Music by Bottega Baltazar
Edited by Laura Cappellesso
Principle Dancers by Laura Boato, Michela Lorenzano
CameraCinematographer by Simone Verona and Luca Fortini
High up on a ledge of a marble quarry a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it. Flesh and stone, sculptor and sculpture, dance around the question of who's creating whom.

In The Space Between, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Herve Cohen (co-lab collaborator)
Produced by SF Dance Film Festival
Choreography by Deborah Slater
Featuring Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Music composed by Darren Johnston
Music performed by Broken Shadows Ensemble
Edited by Herve Cohen
Principle Dancers by "Anna Greenberg[CR]Private Freeman"
CameraCinematographer by Herve Cohen
The story of missed romance on the Muni

Dead Draw, 2016, United States, 2 min

Directed by Charli Brissey, Cou
Choreography by Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
Featuring Maeko Productions
Music by Charli Brissey
Edited by Charli Brissey
Principle Dancers by Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
CameraCinematographer by John Dombroski
Two dandies flirt over a game of chess.

Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba), United States, 10 min

Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Produced by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Yoana Grass, Isnay 'DJ Jigüe' Rodriguez
Choreography by Jennyselt Galata
Featuring Osain del Monte
Music composed by "Isnay ""Dj Jigüe"" Rodriguez"
Music performed by Osain del Monte
Edited by FistUpTv / Puntilla Films
Principle Dancers by Jennyselt Galata & Sailen Hechevarria
CameraCinematographer by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Jennyselt is a dancer of Afro Cuban Folklore, with great prestige within Cuba and internationally and currently dances with the group Yoruba Andabo. She seeks her successor to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive. Jennyselt takes us to the side of Havana that is rarely seen by tourist, Juanelo. Where there is a community project cultivating dreams and teaching the next generation of dancers. Who will she choose to keep the legacy alive?

The knowledge between us, 2016, Australia, 1 min

Directed by Pippa Samaya, Tara Jade Samaya
Choreography by Pippa & Tara Jade Samaya
Featuring N/A
Music composed by Pippa Samaya
Music performed by N/A
Edited by Pippa Samaya
Principle Dancers by Tara Jade Samaya & James Vu Anh Pham
CameraCinematographer by Pippa Samaya
"A surrealist approach to cinematography, to explore the human race's ever-present hunger for knowledge and the value placed upon what you (think you) know. The quest to know it all, in contrast to the state of wonderment we reach in surrendering to the infinite unknown. [CR]"

ALL ABOUT YOU, 2017, Canada, 3 min

Produced and Directed by ALLISON BEDA
Choreography by TARA CHEYENNE FRIEDENBERG
Featuring Tara Cheyenne Performance
Music by The Royal Oui (Adrienne PIerce & Ari Rosenshine)
Edited by Allison Beda
Principle Dancers by Kate Franklin, Josh Martin, Kim Stevenson, Bevin Poole-Leinweber
CameraCinematographer by Allison Beda DOP/CAMERA & Luis Lam 2nd Camera
"This strange and joyful music video unleashes the work of choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and four of Canada’s most exciting dancers/performers onto the streets of Vancouver with their weird and cool interpretation of The Royal Oui’s song “All About You”.[CR][CR]Dancers wearing suits and running shoes perform a quirky and distintive modern dance piece (somewhat interactive with passerbys/onlookers) consisting of “pedestrian” movements and gestures that moves them in and around the city, rendering the pedestrian surreal. [CR]"

Moving Dallas, 2016, United Kingdom, 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Beau Ethridge
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring Bruce Wood Dance Company
Music composed by Kye Kye
Music performed by N/A
Edited by Jevan Chowdhury
Principle Dancers by "Kimi Nikaidoh, Bruce Wood Dance Project[CR]Nycole Ray, Dallas Black Dance Theatre[CR]Isaiah Adams[CR]Disko Boogie[CR]Olga Pavlova[CR]Paula Ulery-Reynolds[CR]Sarita Venkatraman[CR]Alpana Jacob[CR]Asaf Mor, Lone Star Circus[CR]Emily Alexa P |TRUNCATED...
CameraCinematographer by Beau Ethridge
Moving Dallas is an artistic comment on the city as it stands today. Not the JR Ewing and cowboy hats past portrayed, but as a city that means business. 80 dancers from the Lone Star star city are juxtaposed with the glassy dream that is Dallas.

TRIO FOR A QUARTET, 2017, United Kingdom, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Simon FILDES
Choreography by Vincent Hantam
Featuring n/a
Music composed by Debra Salem
Music performed by Karen Dietz Rachel Lightbody Irene Railley Debra Salem
Edited by Simon Fildes
Principle Dancers by "Laura Gilmore[CR]Kasumi Momoda[CR]Yifeng Zhu"
CameraCinematographer by Simon Fildes
"A joyful celebration of the work of international choreographer and artist Margaret Morris.[CR][CR]Trio for a Quartet was commissioned by Horsecross Arts in Perth, Scotland. Simon Fildes was asked to make a work responding to a music composition by Debra Salem thats had been commissioned as part of a programmed celebration of the life and works of choreographer Margaret Morris. Morris (1891 -1980) was a British dancer, choreographer and teacher. She was the first proponent of the Isadora Duncan technique in Great Britain. She founded the Margaret Morris Movement, Celtic Ballet, and two Scottish National Ballets in 1947) and in 1960. Morris philosophy that dance is for everyone resonated with Salem's belief that singing is for everyone. She developed the musical score for four vocalists inspired by Margaret Morris Natural Movement technique. This video dance is created for the first movement of that work. Fildes filmed original choreography created by Vincent Hantam for a live work with 3 dancers from Edinburgh University masters degree course. The aim was to create a joyful work that responds to Salem's music and at the same time references and celebrates the work and international outlook of Morris and her life partner the Scottish Colourist painter JD Ferguson."

Stopgap in Stop Motion, 2016, United Kingdom, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Stephen Featherstone
Choreography by Lucy Bennett
Featuring Stopgap Dance Company
Music by Dougie Evans
Edited by Stephen Featherstone
Principle Dancers by "Amy Butler[CR]Laura Jones[CR]Nadenh Poan[CR]Chris Pavia[CR]Hannah Sampson[CR]David Toole[CR]David Willdridge[CR]Tomos Young"
CameraCinematographer by Stephen Featherstone
Photographs of performers in a disabled and non-disabled dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison. Completed in 2016, this is a promotional film for Stopgap Dance Company.

Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Juliet, Juliet & Juliet, 2017, Sweden, 9 min

Directed by Giovanni Bucchieri
Produced by Isabella Rodriguez
Choreography by Giovanni Bucchieri
Featuring None
Music by Stefan Levin
Edited by Viktor Skogqvist
Principle Dancers by "Ana Laguna[CR]Stina Ekblad[CR]Giovanni Bucchieri"
CameraCinematographer by Kristoffer Jönsson
Dance super star Ana Laguna and acting legend Stina Ekblad meet with dancer, choreographer and director Giovanni Bucchieri in this expressive story about an unexpected meeting.

Send me a bigger butterfly, 2017, Germany, 6 min

Directed by Rain Kencana
Produced by Manon lemoine
Choreography by Louis Louease Becker,Christine Joy Alpuerto
Featuring No Company
Music by Ketan Bhatti
Edited by Rain Kencana
Principle Dancers by Louis Louease Becker,Christine Joy Alpuerto
CameraCinematographer by Kolja Brandt
A dance couple transforms an industrial powerplant into a dreamscape of nostalgic remembrance that mixes up different layers of time and relation.

Kali, 2016, Netherlands, 12 min

Directed by Sabine Molenaar
Produced by Wim van Stam , DansBrabant / PLAN
Choreography by Sabine Molenaar
Featuring Sandman
Music by Julien Lepreux and Malik Djoudi
Edited by Myriam Magassouba
Principle Dancers by Sabine Molenaar
CameraCinematographer by Fleur Boonman
In the fringe where you dance with your shadow, where being naked flows seamlessly into being masked, wavering between illusion and disillusion, three female figures try to find a harmony in their longing for intimacy and the return to the 'untouched’.

Marmo (marble), 2016, United States, 7 min

Directed by Nancy Allison, Laura Boato
Produced by Nancy Allison
Choreography by Laura Boato
Featuring Nancy Allison Dance & Film
Music by Bottega Baltazar
Edited by Laura Cappellesso
Principle Dancers by Laura Boato, Michela Lorenzano
CameraCinematographer by Simone Verona and Luca Fortini
High up on a ledge of a marble quarry a sculpture waits to emerge from the rough walls that imprison it. Flesh and stone, sculptor and sculpture, dance around the question of who's creating whom.

In The Space Between, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Herve Cohen (co-lab collaborator)
Produced by SF Dance Film Festival
Choreography by Deborah Slater
Featuring Deborah Slater Dance Theater
Music composed by Darren Johnston
Music performed by Broken Shadows Ensemble
Edited by Herve Cohen
Principle Dancers by "Anna Greenberg[CR]Private Freeman"
CameraCinematographer by Herve Cohen
The story of missed romance on the Muni

Dead Draw, 2016, United States, 2 min

Directed by Charli Brissey, Cou
Choreography by Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
Featuring Maeko Productions
Music by Charli Brissey
Edited by Charli Brissey
Principle Dancers by Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
CameraCinematographer by John Dombroski
Two dandies flirt over a game of chess.

Dance With Your Heart (Tengo Talento Cuba), United States, 10 min

Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Produced by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi, Yoana Grass, Isnay 'DJ Jigüe' Rodriguez
Choreography by Jennyselt Galata
Featuring Osain del Monte
Music composed by "Isnay ""Dj Jigüe"" Rodriguez"
Music performed by Osain del Monte
Edited by FistUpTv / Puntilla Films
Principle Dancers by Jennyselt Galata & Sailen Hechevarria
CameraCinematographer by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi
Jennyselt is a dancer of Afro Cuban Folklore, with great prestige within Cuba and internationally and currently dances with the group Yoruba Andabo. She seeks her successor to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive. Jennyselt takes us to the side of Havana that is rarely seen by tourist, Juanelo. Where there is a community project cultivating dreams and teaching the next generation of dancers. Who will she choose to keep the legacy alive?

The knowledge between us, 2016, Australia, 1 min

Directed by Pippa Samaya, Tara Jade Samaya
Choreography by Pippa & Tara Jade Samaya
Featuring N/A
Music composed by Pippa Samaya
Music performed by N/A
Edited by Pippa Samaya
Principle Dancers by Tara Jade Samaya & James Vu Anh Pham
CameraCinematographer by Pippa Samaya
"A surrealist approach to cinematography, to explore the human race's ever-present hunger for knowledge and the value placed upon what you (think you) know. The quest to know it all, in contrast to the state of wonderment we reach in surrendering to the infinite unknown. [CR]"

ALL ABOUT YOU, 2017, Canada, 3 min

Produced and Directed by ALLISON BEDA
Choreography by TARA CHEYENNE FRIEDENBERG
Featuring Tara Cheyenne Performance
Music by The Royal Oui (Adrienne PIerce & Ari Rosenshine)
Edited by Allison Beda
Principle Dancers by Kate Franklin, Josh Martin, Kim Stevenson, Bevin Poole-Leinweber
CameraCinematographer by Allison Beda DOP/CAMERA & Luis Lam 2nd Camera
"This strange and joyful music video unleashes the work of choreographer Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg and four of Canada’s most exciting dancers/performers onto the streets of Vancouver with their weird and cool interpretation of The Royal Oui’s song “All About You”.[CR][CR]Dancers wearing suits and running shoes perform a quirky and distintive modern dance piece (somewhat interactive with passerbys/onlookers) consisting of “pedestrian” movements and gestures that moves them in and around the city, rendering the pedestrian surreal. [CR]"

Moving Dallas, 2016, United Kingdom, 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Beau Ethridge
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring Bruce Wood Dance Company
Music composed by Kye Kye
Music performed by N/A
Edited by Jevan Chowdhury
Principle Dancers by "Kimi Nikaidoh, Bruce Wood Dance Project[CR]Nycole Ray, Dallas Black Dance Theatre[CR]Isaiah Adams[CR]Disko Boogie[CR]Olga Pavlova[CR]Paula Ulery-Reynolds[CR]Sarita Venkatraman[CR]Alpana Jacob[CR]Asaf Mor, Lone Star Circus[CR]Emily Alexa P |TRUNCATED...
CameraCinematographer by Beau Ethridge
Moving Dallas is an artistic comment on the city as it stands today. Not the JR Ewing and cowboy hats past portrayed, but as a city that means business. 80 dancers from the Lone Star star city are juxtaposed with the glassy dream that is Dallas.

TRIO FOR A QUARTET, 2017, United Kingdom, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Simon FILDES
Choreography by Vincent Hantam
Featuring n/a
Music composed by Debra Salem
Music performed by Karen Dietz Rachel Lightbody Irene Railley Debra Salem
Edited by Simon Fildes
Principle Dancers by "Laura Gilmore[CR]Kasumi Momoda[CR]Yifeng Zhu"
CameraCinematographer by Simon Fildes
"A joyful celebration of the work of international choreographer and artist Margaret Morris.[CR][CR]Trio for a Quartet was commissioned by Horsecross Arts in Perth, Scotland. Simon Fildes was asked to make a work responding to a music composition by Debra Salem thats had been commissioned as part of a programmed celebration of the life and works of choreographer Margaret Morris. Morris (1891 -1980) was a British dancer, choreographer and teacher. She was the first proponent of the Isadora Duncan technique in Great Britain. She founded the Margaret Morris Movement, Celtic Ballet, and two Scottish National Ballets in 1947) and in 1960. Morris philosophy that dance is for everyone resonated with Salem's belief that singing is for everyone. She developed the musical score for four vocalists inspired by Margaret Morris Natural Movement technique. This video dance is created for the first movement of that work. Fildes filmed original choreography created by Vincent Hantam for a live work with 3 dancers from Edinburgh University masters degree course. The aim was to create a joyful work that responds to Salem's music and at the same time references and celebrates the work and international outlook of Morris and her life partner the Scottish Colourist painter JD Ferguson."

Stopgap in Stop Motion, 2016, United Kingdom, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Stephen Featherstone
Choreography by Lucy Bennett
Featuring Stopgap Dance Company
Music by Dougie Evans
Edited by Stephen Featherstone
Principle Dancers by "Amy Butler[CR]Laura Jones[CR]Nadenh Poan[CR]Chris Pavia[CR]Hannah Sampson[CR]David Toole[CR]David Willdridge[CR]Tomos Young"
CameraCinematographer by Stephen Featherstone
Photographs of performers in a disabled and non-disabled dance company come to life. The individual artists dance out of the photos and across table tops until the whole company meet and perform in unison. Completed in 2016, this is a promotional film for Stopgap Dance Company.

Sun., Nov. 12, 2017

Solitude, Darkness, Light, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Thomas Carr, Kayla Briët, Isabela Dos Santos
Produced by National YoungArts Foundation
Choreography by Isabela Dos Santos
Featuring NA
Music by Kayla Briet
Edited by Kayla Briet
Principle Dancers by Isabela Dos Santos
CameraCinematographer by Kayla Briet and Thomas Carr
"In a blend of abstraction and realism, ""Solitude, Darkness, Light"" explores the confluence of place, time, people and emotions. Contrasting worlds of the future and the past and the still and the moving take the viewer across time in search of a new perspective on the present, as experienced through the lenses of sounds, animation and imagery."

Chinatown: Watermark, 2010, United States, 10 min

Produced and Directed by Stephan Koplowitz
Choreography by Stephan Koplowitz
Featuring NA
Music by NA
Edited by Ki jin Kim
Principle Dancers by "Josh Merin-Hepfl[CR]Nicole Berger [CR]with[CR]Storme Sundberg[CR]Kevin Williamson,[CR] Sarah Young[CR]Alexandria Yalj[CR]Rachel Butler-Green [CR]Marisa Jimenez [CR]"
CameraCinematographer by Ki Jin Kim
"Chinatown: Watermark revisits some of the iconic sites/locations found in Roman Polanski's Chinatown and re-imagines an alternate performance reality.[CR]"

antanaclasis , Greece, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Evi Tzortzi
Choreography by Evi Tzortzi
Featuring Evi Tzortzi
Music composed by Anastasis Grivas
Music performed by Anastasis Grivas
Edited by Nikos Amanitus
Principle Dancers by Evi Tzortzi
CameraCinematographer by Nikos Nikolopoulos
" At an unspecified time and place, a woman sleeps on top of a television.""Innocent"" and unsuspecting at whatever age she is,T.V. for her is her bed,her sleeping pill and the substitute of life.The dream of her higher self passes trapped through the T.V.screen.Could it be a picture of the future? Or is it her soul trapped in a [CR]projection already defined by others for her and for almost everyone else,a so called ""life""? [CR]And,finally,can she let herself be released?"

Pilgrimage, 2017, Canada, 11 min

Directed by Marlene Millar
Produced by Sandy Silva
Choreography by Sandy Silva
Featuring Migration Dance Film Project/ sandysilvadance
Music composed by Sandy Silva, Timucin Gurer
Music performed by all performers
Edited by Jules De Niverville
Principle Dancers by "Andrew Bathory, Sonia Clarke, David Cronkite, Dominic Desrochers, Afia Douglas, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva, Bobby Thompson[CR]"
CameraCinematographer by Geoffroy Beauchemin
Nine dancers and singers travel across open farmlands, parched roads, and moonlit fields to find refuge in an abandoned place of worship. Through a complex series of Turkish usul patterns designed to ignite emotional states of journey and light, the group finds connection within their company and solace in the sheltered space.

Surface Waves, 2015, United States, 4 min

Directed by Reed O'Beirne
Choreography by Carolyn Pavlik
Featuring n/a
Music by Robin Guthrie
Edited by Reed O'Beirne
Principle Dancers by Carolyn Pavlik
CameraCinematographer by Reed O'Beirne
"In an internal exploration of duality, a wordless woman rises to confront herself through a dance of self-liberation. Featuring choreography and dance by Carolyn Pavlik, along with an original soundtrack by Robin Guthrie, the film evokes a mystical story-line of struggle and release.[CR]"

Dark Night Cold Ground, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Shaun Clarke
Choreography by Thang Dao
Featuring None
Music composed by """Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)"""
Music performed by Blind Willis Johnson
Edited by Shaun Clarke
Principle Dancers by Marcus J. Willis
CameraCinematographer by Daniel Jacobs
A short dance film investigating the contradicting stereotypes of black men. Set to the music of Blind Willie Johnson.

Variations on Breathing, 2016, United States, 3 min

Directed by JeanCarlo Ramirez
Produced by YoungArts Foundation, JeanCarlo Ramirez, Pascal le Boeuf, Kate Vrijmoet
Choreography by Katy Short
Featuring YoungArts
Music by Pascal le Boeuf
Edited by Connor Milligan
Principle Dancers by Katy Short
CameraCinematographer by JeanCarlo Ramirez
How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases? Borrowing from Vrijmoet’s “Non-Ordinary Reality” painting series and Le Boeuf's compositions for prepared piano, “Variations on Breathing” leads the viewer from the deep sleep of unknowing through a physical and moral struggle to free the self. Metaphors for transformation are explored through the lens of Ramirez's immersive maximalist cinematography, improvised movement, the shedding of aqueous skin, and the transition from full immersion in water to surfacing for air.

“Behind the Mask” Carlos Fittante, 2017, United States, 11 min

Produced and Directed by BERT SHAPIRO
Choreography by CARLOS FITTANTE
Featuring BALAM
Music composed by BACH
Music performed by GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE
Edited by LOIC DELAME
Principle Dancers by CARLOS FITTANTE CAITLIN KLINGER
CameraCinematographer by LOIC DELAME & DONALD RUSSELL
"“I love masks and think they create a portal for the imagination. The mask is a fascinating paradox, as it both conceals and reveals. The audience is able to fill in the blanks when viewing a masked performer, but there is also an air of mystery. Who or what is before our eyes?”[CR]Carlos Fittante"

In Memorium, France, 12 min

Directed by NOGUERAS PIERRE, MAGNEVILLE JULIE
Produced by NOGUERAS PIERRE
Choreography by Julie Magneville
Featuring Cie Julie Magneville
Music composed by Matthieu Daviaud, Amrand Amar
Music performed by Mathieu Daviaud
Edited by Pierre Nogueras
Principle Dancers by Wilfried Bernard, Loic Faquet, Clement Gyselinck, Ahmed Slimani, Oliver Tida Tida, Guillaume Zimmerman
CameraCinematographer by Pierre Nogueras
"Loss, Surrender, Oversight, fight, struggle...When the mankind will cease feeling above the universe?[CR]Compassion rises only in tragedies, and everyone goes back to its daily routine without changing anything afterward.[CR]In Memorium is a tribute to all people who are killed during attacks all around the world, for economic profits, political reasons, for being who they are and revealing their singularity, merely HUMAN BEING.[CR]All of us must have the chance to live..."

JONAH, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
Produced by Andrew Michael Ellis, Ernest Felton Baker
Choreography by Ernest Felton Baker
Featuring Ernest Felton Baker
Music by Christopher Marianetti
Edited by Ben Stamper
Principle Dancers by Ernest Felton Baker
CameraCinematographer by Andrew Michael Ellis
JONAH is a meditative documentary using dance to explore and personify a curious interview with a former African American slave. Interpreting a historical interview through a modern exploratory dance, the documentary asks questions about the inheritance of trauma, and our capacity to regenerate.

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017

Solitude, Darkness, Light, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Thomas Carr, Kayla Briët, Isabela Dos Santos
Produced by National YoungArts Foundation
Choreography by Isabela Dos Santos
Featuring NA
Music by Kayla Briet
Edited by Kayla Briet
Principle Dancers by Isabela Dos Santos
CameraCinematographer by Kayla Briet and Thomas Carr
"In a blend of abstraction and realism, ""Solitude, Darkness, Light"" explores the confluence of place, time, people and emotions. Contrasting worlds of the future and the past and the still and the moving take the viewer across time in search of a new perspective on the present, as experienced through the lenses of sounds, animation and imagery."

Chinatown: Watermark, 2010, United States, 10 min

Produced and Directed by Stephan Koplowitz
Choreography by Stephan Koplowitz
Featuring NA
Music by NA
Edited by Ki jin Kim
Principle Dancers by "Josh Merin-Hepfl[CR]Nicole Berger [CR]with[CR]Storme Sundberg[CR]Kevin Williamson,[CR] Sarah Young[CR]Alexandria Yalj[CR]Rachel Butler-Green [CR]Marisa Jimenez [CR]"
CameraCinematographer by Ki Jin Kim
"Chinatown: Watermark revisits some of the iconic sites/locations found in Roman Polanski's Chinatown and re-imagines an alternate performance reality.[CR]"

antanaclasis , Greece, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Evi Tzortzi
Choreography by Evi Tzortzi
Featuring Evi Tzortzi
Music composed by Anastasis Grivas
Music performed by Anastasis Grivas
Edited by Nikos Amanitus
Principle Dancers by Evi Tzortzi
CameraCinematographer by Nikos Nikolopoulos
" At an unspecified time and place, a woman sleeps on top of a television.""Innocent"" and unsuspecting at whatever age she is,T.V. for her is her bed,her sleeping pill and the substitute of life.The dream of her higher self passes trapped through the T.V.screen.Could it be a picture of the future? Or is it her soul trapped in a [CR]projection already defined by others for her and for almost everyone else,a so called ""life""? [CR]And,finally,can she let herself be released?"

Pilgrimage, 2017, Canada, 11 min

Directed by Marlene Millar
Produced by Sandy Silva
Choreography by Sandy Silva
Featuring Migration Dance Film Project/ sandysilvadance
Music composed by Sandy Silva, Timucin Gurer
Music performed by all performers
Edited by Jules De Niverville
Principle Dancers by "Andrew Bathory, Sonia Clarke, David Cronkite, Dominic Desrochers, Afia Douglas, Hélène Lemay, Kimberly Robin, Sandy Silva, Bobby Thompson[CR]"
CameraCinematographer by Geoffroy Beauchemin
Nine dancers and singers travel across open farmlands, parched roads, and moonlit fields to find refuge in an abandoned place of worship. Through a complex series of Turkish usul patterns designed to ignite emotional states of journey and light, the group finds connection within their company and solace in the sheltered space.

Surface Waves, 2015, United States, 4 min

Directed by Reed O'Beirne
Choreography by Carolyn Pavlik
Featuring n/a
Music by Robin Guthrie
Edited by Reed O'Beirne
Principle Dancers by Carolyn Pavlik
CameraCinematographer by Reed O'Beirne
"In an internal exploration of duality, a wordless woman rises to confront herself through a dance of self-liberation. Featuring choreography and dance by Carolyn Pavlik, along with an original soundtrack by Robin Guthrie, the film evokes a mystical story-line of struggle and release.[CR]"

Dark Night Cold Ground, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Shaun Clarke
Choreography by Thang Dao
Featuring None
Music composed by """Dark Was the Night (Cold Was the Ground)"""
Music performed by Blind Willis Johnson
Edited by Shaun Clarke
Principle Dancers by Marcus J. Willis
CameraCinematographer by Daniel Jacobs
A short dance film investigating the contradicting stereotypes of black men. Set to the music of Blind Willie Johnson.

Variations on Breathing, 2016, United States, 3 min

Directed by JeanCarlo Ramirez
Produced by YoungArts Foundation, JeanCarlo Ramirez, Pascal le Boeuf, Kate Vrijmoet
Choreography by Katy Short
Featuring YoungArts
Music by Pascal le Boeuf
Edited by Connor Milligan
Principle Dancers by Katy Short
CameraCinematographer by JeanCarlo Ramirez
How can we embrace our true selves amid an ocean of false social constructs and unconscious biases? Borrowing from Vrijmoet’s “Non-Ordinary Reality” painting series and Le Boeuf's compositions for prepared piano, “Variations on Breathing” leads the viewer from the deep sleep of unknowing through a physical and moral struggle to free the self. Metaphors for transformation are explored through the lens of Ramirez's immersive maximalist cinematography, improvised movement, the shedding of aqueous skin, and the transition from full immersion in water to surfacing for air.

“Behind the Mask” Carlos Fittante, 2017, United States, 11 min

Produced and Directed by BERT SHAPIRO
Choreography by CARLOS FITTANTE
Featuring BALAM
Music composed by BACH
Music performed by GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE
Edited by LOIC DELAME
Principle Dancers by CARLOS FITTANTE CAITLIN KLINGER
CameraCinematographer by LOIC DELAME & DONALD RUSSELL
"“I love masks and think they create a portal for the imagination. The mask is a fascinating paradox, as it both conceals and reveals. The audience is able to fill in the blanks when viewing a masked performer, but there is also an air of mystery. Who or what is before our eyes?”[CR]Carlos Fittante"

In Memorium, France, 12 min

Directed by NOGUERAS PIERRE, MAGNEVILLE JULIE
Produced by NOGUERAS PIERRE
Choreography by Julie Magneville
Featuring Cie Julie Magneville
Music composed by Matthieu Daviaud, Amrand Amar
Music performed by Mathieu Daviaud
Edited by Pierre Nogueras
Principle Dancers by Wilfried Bernard, Loic Faquet, Clement Gyselinck, Ahmed Slimani, Oliver Tida Tida, Guillaume Zimmerman
CameraCinematographer by Pierre Nogueras
"Loss, Surrender, Oversight, fight, struggle...When the mankind will cease feeling above the universe?[CR]Compassion rises only in tragedies, and everyone goes back to its daily routine without changing anything afterward.[CR]In Memorium is a tribute to all people who are killed during attacks all around the world, for economic profits, political reasons, for being who they are and revealing their singularity, merely HUMAN BEING.[CR]All of us must have the chance to live..."

JONAH, 2016, United States, 5 min

Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
Produced by Andrew Michael Ellis, Ernest Felton Baker
Choreography by Ernest Felton Baker
Featuring Ernest Felton Baker
Music by Christopher Marianetti
Edited by Ben Stamper
Principle Dancers by Ernest Felton Baker
CameraCinematographer by Andrew Michael Ellis
JONAH is a meditative documentary using dance to explore and personify a curious interview with a former African American slave. Interpreting a historical interview through a modern exploratory dance, the documentary asks questions about the inheritance of trauma, and our capacity to regenerate.