Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org
USAC Program, 2014
Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Departamento de Danza de la Escuela Superior
Guatemala City, Guatemala

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:00 AM

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Fragility, 2009, USA, 6 min

Directed by ana baer
Produced by ana baer carrillo
Choreography by kim olson
Featuring sweet edge
Dancing by kim olson, patrick mueller
Music composed by barry adamson
Filmmaker: ana baer carrillo
A couple grasps for intimacy in a bleak urban landscape, emerging from and collapsing into codependency.

strönd/beach, 2010, Iceland / Denmark / UK, 1 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir and Søren Linding Urup
Music composed by Michael Greig
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Saga Sigurðardóttir and Søren Linding Urup
Tall grasses form the common mise-en-scène for dancers on separate beaches, one in Iceland and one in Denmark. The two dances are edited into a single piece.
Frame from PAINTED

PAINTED, 2011, Canada, 5 min

Directed by Duncan McDowall
Produced by Sach Baylin-Stern
Choreography and dancing by Dorotea Saykaly
Music by Simon Marcheterre
Cinematography by Christophe Collette
Edited by Sebastien Delporte
Costume Design by Carla Romagnoli
This choreographic portrayal of a building's decay as a "de-crescendo" illustrates the building's retreat from the physical world, and Nature's advance.

OF THE HEART, 2007, USA, 6 min

Produced by Douglas Rosenberg
Choreography and dancing by David Dorfman and Lisa Race
Music composed by Arvo Part
"Of The Heart" is a tender and moving duet for the camera that slowly unfolds in a windblown field in late fall. The film speaks of longing and desire and is a richly metaphoric movement portrait. The performance by Dorfman and Race is heartfelt and honest, stripped to its emotional core.

Advance, 2010, USA, 3 min

Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland, Mitchell Rose
Choreography and dancing by Jamey Hampton, Ashley Roland
Featuring BodyVox
Music composed by William Goodrum
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose
One dance. Two minutes. Fifty locations.

Hitch-Glitch-Snag, 2014, USA, 7 min

Produced and Directed by Ana Baer
Choreography by Ana Baer and dancers
Featuring Merge
Dancing by Taylor Wasmer, Olivia Barto
Music composed by Richard Hall
Filmmaker: Ana Baer
Two dancers, one wall - sharing, resisting, and exploring.

skógur/forest, 2010, Iceland / Denmark / UK, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Søren Linding Urup
Music composed by Heike Salzer with special thanks to Gjöll and INRI
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Søren Linding Urup
Devised at a site north of Copenhagen, the choreography and filming is influenced by the associations the makers experience in relation to the place.
Frame from The Breath We Left

The Breath We Left, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music composed by Sigur Ros [edited]
Filmmaker: Tara Rynders
I find comfort in your warmth and your texture in my hands and feet. I reach into my pockets and search for the breath we left. I look back only to see the future swept up by the current and I am again alone. Forced to face myself I have a choice. I am here and I am there - searching. . .
Frame from DRAWING BLANK

DRAWING BLANK, 2012, Canada, 5 min

Directed by stefan verna
Produced by David Finch
Choreography and dancing by Emily Jean Honegger
Music composed by David Drury
Cinematography by Bill Kerrigan
Edited by stefan verna
A dream-like story of impermanence told through dance and stop-motion painting.
Frame from Passing Through

Passing Through, 2009, USA, 4 min

Produced by Michelle Ellsworth
Choreography by Toby Hankin
Dancing by Kelsey Chilton, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Joy French, Cortney McGuire, Michael Richman and Stephanie Kobes
Cinematography by Robert Schaller
Edited by Hamel Bloom
Humans passing through each others' lives is portrayed with movement and overlay.

Elon + Emmanuelle, 2012, USA, 7 min

Directed by Natalie Galazka
Produced by Natalie Galazka & Melissa C. O'Brien
Choreography and dancing by Elon Höglund & Emmanuelle Lê Phan
Music by Garth Stevenson
Cinematography by Melissa C. O'Brien
Edited by Ross Baldisserotto
Charmed dancers observe their own duet in a magical street art fantasy.

höfn/harbor, 2010, Iceland / UK, 2 min

Produced and Directed by Ingi Jensson and Heike Salzer
Choreography by Heike Salzer
Featuring Salts
Dancing by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music composed by Bjarni Guðmundsson
Cinematography by Sigurður Þorfinnur Einarsson
Edited by Heike Salzer
Dance Improvisation by Saga Sigurðardóttir
Anything can be turned into a duet partner - even this yellow structure at Reykjavik's harbor.

Outside in, 2011, Sweden, 10 min

Directed by Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik
Produced by Annelie Gardell
Choreography and dancing by Tover Skeidsvoll
Music by Johannes Burström
Cinematography by Petrus Sjövik
Edited by Nils Moström
Introspectively filmed by an intrusive crew, Cecilia dances inside a forest inside a studio.
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.