Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

Sans Souci: Brazilian Edition
Av. Érico Veríssimo, 1011 , Cidade Universitária, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema is proud to collaborate with our friends with Dançaberta Dance Research Group and Universidade Estadual de Campinas to bring you our first major production in South America, highlighting works from the Sans Souci Archive alongside works by local Brazilian artists. In addition, there will be round table discussions, lectures, live performances, and more, all centered on dance film as a thriving art form!

Check out the full event website for more info, or check out our trailer for this event.

Screening A: Friday, 24 May at 20:00

Frame from Off Ground

Off Ground, 2013, The Netherlands, 12 min

Directed by Boudewijn Koole
Produced by Iris Lammertsma
Choreography by Jakop Ahlbom
Featuring Jakop Ahlbom
Dancing by Louise Lecavalier, Antoine Masson
Music composed by Alex Simu
Cinematography by Melle van Essen
Edited by Boudewijn Koole
Woman and boy, table and chair, wall and water - a simple, powerful duet.

Ordinary Place, 2018, Brazil, 2 min

Directed by Pedro Krull
Produced by Bagaceira
Choreography by Claudemir Santos
Featuring CEPEC AL
Dancing by Aldine de Souza, Claudemir Santos, Fayonnir Cabral, Tauan Pita
Music composed by Paul Desmond
Music performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Cinematography by Pedro Krull, Joaddan Campos, Octávio Lemos
Edited by Pedro Krull
Ordinary Place is a variable between time and space. The place you occupy is not the same as the others. But with the advent of time, the place blends so much so that the one who occupies will not be you. The time shifts and the place is yours again. Ordinary Place, different people.
Frame from Juliet, Juliet & Juliet

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

Directed by Giovanni Bucchieri
Produced by Isabella Rodriguez
Choreography by Giovanni Bucchieri
Dancing by Ana Laguna, Stina Ekblad, Giovanni Bucchieri
Music by Stefan Levin
Cinematography by Kristoffer Jönsson
Edited by Viktor Skogqvist
Dancer Ana Laguna, actress Stina Ekblad, and choreographer/director Giovanni Bucchieri join forces in this expressive story about an unexpected meeting.
Frame from MIRA

MIRA, 2018, Brazil, 7 min

Directed by Inês Bogéa, Luciano Cury
Produced by João Marcello Bôscoli
Choreography by Milton Coatti
Featuring São Paulo Companhia de Dança
Dancing by Ammanda Rosa, Ana Paula Camargo, Ana Roberta Teixeira, André Grippi, Beatriz Hack, Daniel Reca, Geivison Moreira, Letícia Forattini, Luiza Yuk, Matheus Queiroz, Michelle Molina, Nielson Souza, Otávio Portela, Renata Peraso e Vinícius Vi |TRUNCATED...
Music composed by Winter 3, Max Richter Recomposed (Vivaldi - The Four seasons)
Music performed by Max Richter, Daniel Hope
Filmmaker: Panogramma
Mira was conceived from the possibility of being assisted in 360 degrees, bringing the viewer into the choreography in an immersive sensory experience. It is a new perception about the look at dance, which puts the audience as an integral part of the work. The name refers to the star Mira, a red giant of the brightest of the constellation Cetus, that changes the appearance of significant form in cycles of 304 to 353 days. It also refers to the verb "mirar," from the Latin "miro," which means to see, to look with astonishment or intensely or long in the distance, to admire.
Frame from Feminicide

Feminicide, 2018, Brazil, 6 min

Directed by Guilherme Pinheiro
Produced by Kleber Pessolato
Choreography by Jonathan dos Santos
Featuring Galeria Produções
Dancing by Luiza Yuk e Pablo Octávio
Music composed by Cold War Echo
Music performed by Kai Engel
Filmmaker: Guilherme Pinheiro
In 2015, the Law of Feminicide was sanctioned in Brazil, which ranks 7th among the most violent for women. This video aims to raise awareness and give voice to women who have been silent for a long time by fear.
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 Apariciones | Apparitions

Apariciones | Apparitions, 2018, United States, 12 min

Directed by Carolina Caycedo
Choreography by Marina Magalhães
Dancing by Marina Magalhães, Bianca Medina, Isis Avalos, Samad Raheem Guerr, Natali Micciche, José Richard Aviles, Celeste Tavares
Edited by Carolina Caycedo
Videographer by David de Rozas
"Apariciones/Apparitions" depicts ghost-like dancers inhabiting the historic Los Angeles landmark, The Huntington Library. Choreographed by dance artist Marina Magalhães and directed by visual artist Carolina Caycedo, the piece is centered on brown, black, and queer bodies haunting The Huntington’s iconic and traditional spaces -- such as the sweeping sculpture-lined North Vista lawn and the rare book reading room in the Library building -- in sensuous movements informed by the spiritual rituals of an Afro-Brazilian deity, Oxúm. The gaze of the dancers, or phantoms, holds the viewer accountable, something that is too often missing from history and art.
Frame from Run

Run, 2018, Brazil, 4 min

Directed by Diogo Angeli
Produced by Cia Eclipse Cultura e Arte
Choreography by Ricardo Cardoso (Kico Brown)
Featuring Cia Eclipse Cultura e Arte
Dancing by Cia Eclipse Cultura e Arte
Music composed by O Guarani Maestro Carlos Gomes versão Família Lima (Overture)
Cinematography by Jurssa Santos e Diogo Angeli
Edited by Diogo Angeli
This artistic work flows in the sense of breaking paradigms from the classic romantic to the contemporary urban. The urban culture, the modern young man, mixing and interacting intimately with the work of Carlos Gomes, transcending the feeling and living every moment, exhaling music through the pores of the interpreters, making the popular-classic and popular-classic, bringing expressions which are almost always distanced by (pre) concepts. The project, in addition to a performance for the Italian stage, also features 5 videodances, with singular looks on the life and work of Maestro Carlos Gomes and overlaps embedded in the bodies of the urban dancers of Cia Eclipse Cultura e Arte. Awarded PROAC Circulation Dance 2017, Secretary State of Culture Homage to Maestro Carlos Gomes, with excerpts from his operas.
Frame from More

More, 2013, USA, 6 min

Directed by Daniel Beahm and Erika Randall Beahm
Produced by Teahm Beahm
Choreography and dancing by Erika Randall
Music composed by Jonas Bendsen
Cinematography by Daniel Beahm
Edited by Jonas Bendsen
Costume by Markas Henry
Pressures of "producing" take on new meaning after pumping milk between power meetings in airplane bathrooms and gas station stalls.
Frame from Half Ousted

Half Ousted, 2014, Brazil, 7 min

Directed by Lucas Alves, Michael Maia, Patrícia Meireles, Juliana Carvalho, Franco da Silveira
Produced by Jonathan Bahauss
Choreography and dancing by Jonathan Bahauss and Marina Lehmann
Featuring Rascunho
Music by Max Lehmann and Portishead
Edited by Lucas Alves, Michael Maia and Patricia Meireles
Artistic Director by Juliana Silveira
Project Coordinators by Juliana Silveira and Mariana Procópio
Half Ousted is anchored in the notion of conflict to create a dramaturgy in which the affective relations present themselves as the main scenic element. The sensations of absence, search, solitude, encounter, hesitation and separation constitute a set of affections that intermediate the junction and the distance between the bodies. The scenographic space, a disused power plant and its machinery – settles into the scene as an environment charged with a dramatic atmosphere that composes and accentuates the density of the scenic action.

DYNAMITE, 2018, United States, 7 min

Directed by Leila Jarman
Choreography and dancing by Maceo Paisley
Music by Michael Sempert
Cinematography by Ariel Pomerantz
Edited by Leila Jarman
A short, poetic performance art/dance film that investigates gender and masculinity --more specifically the American black male experience-- through embodied inquiry to find spaces where identity exists between and in opposition to social constructs. This film guides us through narrative incorporating movement, spoken word, and chant, as it uncover truths about race, gender, and success in an ever-changing social landscape.
Frame from Chimera

Chimera, 2016, France, 2 min

Directed by Steven Briand
Produced by Vast Be Mess
Choreography by Cathy Ematchoua
Featuring Cathy Ematchoua
Dancing by Aliaska HILSUM, Leonore ZURFLUH, Hajiba FAHMY, Dalila Cortes.
Music by Phazz
Cinematography by Kaname Onoyama
Edited by Nadir Cassim
Inspired by Greek mythology, the Chimera features acrobatic dance performances and highly aesthetic kaleidoscopic movements.

Screening B: Saturday, 25th May at 20:00

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.

PASSING BODIES, 2018, Brazil, 5 min

Directed by Osmar Zampieri
Produced by Corpo Rastreado
Choreography by Jorge Garcia, Osmar Zampieri, Willy Helm
Featuring GRUPO GRUA
Dancing by Alexandre Magno, André Graça, Fernando Martins, Henrique Lima, Jerônimo Bittencourt, Jorge Garcia, Roberto Alencar, Osmar Zampieri
Filmmaker: Osmar Zampieri
Drone Operation by Ricardo Yamamoto
Secondary Cameras by Mariana Sucupira, Aluã Pereira, Felipe Barrocas
A sensitive, anachronistic dialogue that builds up in the tension of bodies interacting with different spatialities. From the São Francisco River to the urban spaces of the city of São Paulo, men experience ties of affection in the search for a space-time marked by persistent conflict. Photo by: Leandro Moraes
Frame from Women in Cities

Women in Cities, 2017, United States, 2 min

Choreography by Rosie Trump
Featuring Rosie Trump | With or Without Dance
Dancing by Christina Carter, Abrie Parrish, Shelby Wilburn
Music composed by Kosta T
Cinematography by Trisha French
Edited by Rosie Trump
Three women navigate internal and external pressures in this a short stop motion dance film which assembles over two thousand still images. Kinetic snapshots of twisting, hinging, and flinging are interrupted by micro-arrests generating a passive tension between the women. Referencing visual artist Robert Longo’s Men in Cities series, and manifesting the implied movement in its images.
Frame from Sol Negro

Sol Negro, 2017, Brazil, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Ciça Teivelis Meirelles
Choreography and dancing by Ciça Teivelis Meirelles
Music composed by Caetano Veloso
Music performed by Maria Bethânia e Gal Costa
Filmmaker: Ciça Teivelis Meirelles

4 ~, 2018, Canada, 14 min

Produced and Directed by Rodrigo Rocha-Campos
Choreography by Farouche Collective
Featuring Farouche Collective
Dancing by Felicia Lau, Erika Mitsuhashi and Mahaila Patterson O'Brien
Music by Will Meadows
Cinematography by Robert Riendeau
Edited by Arlein Wharf Garcia
4 ~ is an exploration of a world initially marked by precision of movement and lack of emotion. Set in a minimalist world devoid of life 4 ~ unfolds through contemporary dance, unsettling sounds and surreal visuals.
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 Sirène

Sirène, 2017, Brazil, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Diogo Angeli
Choreography by Bruno de Castro e Diogo Angeli
Featuring trabalho independente
Dancing by Bruno de Castro e Angeli
Music by Diogo Angeli
Cinematography by Diogo Angeli, Bruno de Castro, Beatriz Angeli e Luiz Henrique Borin
Edited by Diogo Angeli
A brazilian screendance film about gender, nature and sexuality. The film explores a beautiful Brazilian landscape and the relationship of two characters who dialogue with space, dance and the camera building a plastic and sensitive language.
Frame from SILENT PLACES

SILENT PLACES, 2013, Romania, 12 min

Directed by Simona Deaconescu
Produced by Anamaria Antoci
Choreography by Simona Deaconescu
Featuring TANGAJ DANCE
Dancing by Dragos Istvan Rosu, Razvan Stoian, Irina Stefan, Alexandra Balasoiu, Simona Deaconescu
Music composed by Tibor Cari
Cinematography by Oleg Mutu RSC
Edited by Codrin Iftodi
The camera bursts into the heart of the dance while the music copes with the cruelty and fever of everyday's warfare.
Frame from AMA

AMA, 2018, France, 7 min

Directed by Julie Gautier
Produced by Spark Seeker, Les Films Engloutis
Choreography by Ophélie Longuet
Dancing by Julie Gautier
Music composed by Ezio Bosso
Cinematography by Jacques Ballard
Edited by Jérôme Lozano
The rain falls like so many tears on a young woman dressed in a little black dress. We dive into her eyes as we dive into her soul drowned by sorrow. At the bottom of the water, the woman, lying on the floor, gently up and begins to dance.
Frame from  Women's threads

Women's threads, 2017, Brazil, 10 min

Directed by Maria Fernanda Miranda, Paulo GCMiranda
Produced by Mandra Filmes
Choreography by Renata Lima
Featuring Mulheres de Linhas
Dancing by Maria Fernanda Miranda, Tainá Barreto, Ladyjane Macedo
Music composed by MESTRE SEBASTIÃO RODRIGUES PEREIRA
Music performed by -
Cinematography by Diego Zanotti
Edited by Paulo GC Miranda
In the scrublands of Gerais, amid crooked trees, flowery Ipês and airborne dust, there is a female universe of threads created and maintained by the hands of women of various ages. World of many hands. World of threads. Women of threads who, in spinning, weaving, and embroiderers, with their landscapes, webs, circles, needles and looms, their songs, create living entanglements in the form of female narratives and hand movements
Frame from Groggy Grugg

Groggy Grugg, 2018, United States, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Conor C. Long
Choreography by Brianna Lopez
Featuring University of Utah Screendance
Dancing by Grugg
Music by William Cannon
Filmmaker: Conor C. Long
A claymation screendance short film about that terrible every day struggle to get out of bed for that first delicious cup of coffee.