Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, SansSouciFest.org

The Roxy  718 South Higgins Ave, Missoula MT 59801, USA

Co-sponsored by Bare Bait Dance.
Two different programs each evening

Friday, March 7 at 7:00 PM & Saturday, March 8 at 9:00 PM

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 Cracks

Cracks, 2013, Spain, 4 min

Directed by Alex Pachón
Produced by Patricia S. Mora
Choreography and dancing by Alex Pachón
Music composed by Alberto Rodríguez
Music performed by Alex Pachón
Cinematography by Felix Mendez, Nuria Gámiz
Edited by Alex Pachón
This soloist dances to the sounds of his own joints cracking and popping.
photo by Libby Pratt
photo by Libby Pratt

890 Broadway, 2012, USA, 4 min

Directed by Marta Renzi
Produced by And Dancers, Inc.
Choreography by Marta Renzi
Dancing by Ching-I Chang & Jenny Tortorello
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Cinematography by Charles Caster-Dudzick
Edited by Marta Renzi
The duet of two women dressed to go out - but, who never do.
Frame from Freefall

Freefall, 2012, UK, 3 min

Directed by Sima Gonsai and Babis Alexiadis
Produced by Mencap
Choreography by Lee Fisher
Music composed by Richard Syner
Cinematography by Sima Gonsai and Babis Alexiadis
Edited by Sima Gonsai
Lovely, simple, and compelling, this film highlights the work of the disabled dance company Freefall.
Frame from Well Contested Sites

Well Contested Sites, 2012, USA, 13 min

Directed by Amie Dowling, Austin Forbord
Produced by Amie Dowling
Choreography by Amie Dowling, Natalie Greene
Dancing by Eric Garcia, Eric Camberos, Freddy Gutierrez, Gabe Stuckey, John Carnahan, Jordan Daniels, Justin Perkins, Reggie Daniels, Travis Rowland, Zachary Johnson
Music by Eli Nelson, King Britt
Cinematography by Kitfox Valentín
Edited by Austin Forbord
The prison experience - smart and touching.
Frame from Lost Ambulation

Lost Ambulation, 2012, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Danielle Short
Choreography and dancing by Sarah Reynolds
Filmmaker: Danielle Short
Experimental cinematic elements create a choreographic flow that enhances the constrained human movement in this dreamscape.
Frame from PAS

PAS, 2013, USA, 3 min

Directed by Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
Produced by Maeko Productions
Choreography by Charli Brissey & Courtney Harris
Featuring Maeko Productions
Dancing by Courtney Harris
Music by Cafe Accordion Orchestra
Filmmaker: Charli Brissey
Spoken text by Charli Brissey
Ballet terminology 101 - with a twist.
photo by  Kevin Clifford
photo by Kevin Clifford

Beyond The Surface, 2011, UK, 8 min

Directed by Marie-Louise Flexen and Kevin Clifford
Produced by Gloucestershire Dance
Choreography by Marie-Louise Flexen
Featuring Velcro Dance Company (a professional company of disabled and non disabled dancers)
Dancing by Hannah de Cancho, Stephanie Holt, Frank McDaniels, Oliver Ellis, Kimberley Noble, and Jack Mullins
Music by Steve Skinley
Filmmaker: Kevin Clifford
Project Management by Helen Crocker
Project Coordination by Laura Simpson
A fisherman is seduced into the water by underwater dancers; his friend tries to rescue him but also succumbs. Eventually they are returned to their boat exhausted.
Frame from Veronica & Vincent

Veronica & Vincent, 2013, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Amy Seiwert
Choreography by Amy Seiwert
Dancing by Andrea Basile, Brandon "Private" Freeman
Music composed by Daniel Bernard Romain
Cinematography by Ben Estabrook
Edited by Amy Seiwert and Ben Estabrook
The sadness of the loss of a spouse is beautifully illustrated through dance.

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.

Friday, March 7 at 9:00 PM & Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

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.
Frame from Low

Low, 2012, France, 18 min

Directed by Ludivine Large-Bessette
Produced by Raphaël Deslandes & Alice Bégon
Choreography by Marie Barbottin, Mathieu Calmelet, & Ludivine Large-Bessette
Dancing by Marie Barbottin & Mathieu Calmelet
Music by Nicolas Martz
Cinematography by Ludivine Large-Bessette
Edited by Juliette Alexandre
A romance - in the bed and in the pool - both full and empty.
Frame from for you

for you, 2012, USA, 5 min

Produced and Directed by Tara Rynders
Choreography and dancing by Tara Rynders
Music by Dark Dark Dark
Filmmaker: Tara Rynders
Landscapian journey.
Frame from Fall Off the Bone

Fall Off the Bone, 2012, USA, 4 min

Produced and Directed by Patrizia Herminjard
Choreography and dancing by Adam Dickerson, Dolo McComb
Music by Adam Stone
Filmmaker: Patrizia Herminjard
Quirky and tense, this duet is filmed in the ashes of the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire.
Frame from Jane & Adam

Jane & Adam, 2012, UK, 3 min

Produced and Directed by Jonny Kight
Dancing by Jane Leaney and Adam Burton
Music composed by Tom Rogerson of Three Trapped Tigers
Music performed by Tom Rogerson
Cinematography by Ciro Candia
A smokey and moving duet.
Frame from Ondek

ONDEK, 2013, Canada, 6 min

Directed by Louis-Martin Charest
Produced by Simon Lebrun & Pascal Pelletier
Choreography by Veronica Felisi & Giulia Tripoli
Dancing by Alex Francoeur, Jeffrey T. Wolfe, Michael Malagisi, Jonathan Loyer, Tina Desrochers
Music by Fun
Cinematography by Arnaud Dumas
Edited by Guillaume Marin
Dance party!
Frame from Rooms

Rooms, 2013, USA, 6 min

Produced and Directed by Paul Sarvis
Choreography by Ana Keilson & Paul Sarvis
Dancing by Ana Keilson
Music composed by Lou Harrison: Suite for Violin and American Gemelan: Air
Music performed by Abel-Steindberg-Winant Trio
Cinematography by Jayson Labozzo and Andrew Reed
Edited by Jennifer Lilly
Old Woman played by Barbara Johnston
Familiarity, shelter, entrapment, memory, age, and youth are the themes of this solo in a bare room.
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.