Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

Sans Souci in Lafayette, 2019
775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette, CO, USA
Back for a 4th season at Lafayette Public Library, SSFDC brings you an afternoon event for the whole family! We screen films featuring dance and dancers from around the world, brought right to your own backyard. Tentative program is below.
FREE Admission.

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Recommended for kids age 6 and up. Red Vines movie snacks provided, as always! This event is brought to you by SSFDC with the support of the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

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Frame from Black Train is Coming

Black Train is Coming, 2011, USA, 3 min

Produced and Directed by John T. Williams
Choreography and dancing by eNinja & Joyntz Scott
Music composed by Rev. J.M Gates
Cinematography by James Tucker
Edited by John T. Williams
Blending an old time sermon with modern day Flex/Turf dance style, this film is based on the 1926 exhortation, "Death's Black Train is Coming," by the prolific black preacher, Rev. J.M. Gates, many of whose sermons were strong warnings of the hellish punishments that awaited sinners.
Frame from The Wayward Wind

The Wayward Wind, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Steve Delahoyde, Monica Thomas
Produced by Steve Delahoyde
Choreography by Monica Thomas
Featuring montom arts
Dancing by Angela Luem, Danielle Gilmore, Michael O'Niell
Music by Carl Sondrol
Filmmaker: Steve Delahoyde
With music by Carl Sondrol, The Wayward Wind uses movement and humor to turn the idea of the "rambling man" on its head.

Never Finished: Explorations at the Finnish, 2015, USA, 5 min

Directed by Megan Lowe
Choreography and dancing by Megan Lowe
Music by Megan Lowe
Cinematography by Danny Nguyen
Edited by Megan Lowe
Door, bench, floor and more. Site-specific space comes to life as the soloist explores its dimensionality, texture, and patterns.
Frame from Digital Afterlives

Digital Afterlives, 2018, Australia, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Richard James Allen, Karen Pearlman
Choreography and dancing by Richard James Allen
Featuring The Physical TV Company
Music composed by Franz Liszt
Music performed by Edward A. Kilenyi
Cinematography by Michi Marosszeky
Edited by Karen Pearlman
A witty and whimsical meditation on free will, identity and the afterlife. A narrative made through the collision of unlikely elements: dance, digital code, Franz Liszt, and playful echoes across the history of onscreen physical storytelling, paying homage to films like “Modern Times” and “The Red Shoes.” A man in white-winged angel shoes is awakened, then multiplied and manipulated through all the dimensions of infinite black, finally to be returned to his original form and spat out onto the junk heap of history.

SWARM, 2017, United Kingdom, 9 min

Directed by Emma Miranda Moore
Produced by There You Are
Choreography by Amber Doyle
Featuring Not known
Music composed by Joss Albért
Cinematography by Charles Mori
Edited by Roberta Bononi
A mysterious group of figures find one another in the woods. They unite in dance and, as the evening falls, reveal their true identities.
Frame from Tap Graffiti

Tap Graffiti, 2016, USA, 3 min

Directed by Geoffrey Goldberg
Produced by Geoffrey Goldberg - New Movie Musical productions
Choreography by Geoffrey Goldberg
Dancing by Geoffrey Goldberg and Seth Judice
Cinematography by Bill Simmers / WillyMac Studios Carla McDonald / Find Memphis
Edited by Geoffrey Goldberg
An impromptu tap routine in a graffiti-covered abandoned warehouse in downtown Memphis.
Frame from Vanishing Points

Vanishing Points, 2014, Canada, 9 min

Produced and Directed by Marites Carino
Choreography and dancing by EMMANUELLE & ELON
Featuring Tentacle Tribe
Music composed by Vial
Cinematography by Donald Robitaille
Edited by Kara Blake & Marites Carino
Two strangers cross paths, collide, and share moments of intimate synchronicity in an otherwise anonymous world.

The Carnival Kid, 2017, United States, 5 min

Directed by Michael Perry
Produced by Amalia Kaufman, Joey P. Fama
Choreography by Lane Napper
Featuring N/A
Dancing by Cooper Flanagan, Matt Wiercinski
Music composed by Michael C. Perry
Music performed by Jour Majesty
Cinematography by Rüdiger Barth
Edited by Michael C Perry
Ever have a little bit of trouble concentrating at work? Travis does. He can’t seem to get much done with his co-worker Adelaide on his mind. This imaginative romantic-comedy is reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood musicals, including an old Dixieland band, just for starters! The Carnival Kid is a surreal Technicolor musical short set to the music of Jour Majesty.

The Icons, 2017, United States, 4 min

Directed by Mitchell Rose
Produced by Ashley Roland, Jamey Hampton, Mitchell Rose
Choreography and dancing by Ashley Roland & Jamey Hampton
Featuring BodyVox
Music by William Goodrum
Filmmaker: Mitchell Rose
Alternative interpretations of signage from America's favorite generic couple, The Icons.
Frame from Moving Yerevan

Moving Yerevan, 2014, Armenia, 8 min

Directed by Jevan Chowdhury
Produced by Nare Aghababyan
Choreography by Jevan Chowdhury
Featuring National State Ensemble & independent artists
Music by Danny Odom
Filmmaker: Jevan Chowdhury
This short marries the people of Yerevan — the capital of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities — with the modern day metropolis. Created in public spaces in 3 days and 3 nights.

Supported by a grant from
Boulder County Arts Alliance